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Hot Prospect #8: Miller Fenton

With so many great young talented full-backs coming through the ranks in the Scottish game, there is healthy competition for who can move from their r...

USA Diary: McInnes in Missouri

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Cambuslang and St Pats in eight-goal thriller

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Benburb add Giffnock North sides to their Academy

Giffnock North 04 and 05 are the newest teams to pledge their future to Benburb FC by committing to a new progressive youth development setup.   Ben...

Five Things You Missed This Week

It was a busy week for grassroots football as matches returned for the first time in nearly six months, but here are five things you may have missed a...

  • Hot Prospect #8: Miller Fenton

  • USA Diary: McInnes in Missouri

  • Cambuslang and St Pats in eight-goal thriller

  • Benburb add Giffnock North sides to their Academy

  • Five Things You Missed This Week

 

 
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Cumbernauld Colts FC held their annual soccer festival this weekend to great success, with numerous local teams coming together to compete in a football filled two days Ravenswood Playing Fields, with age groups spread between 1997 - 2004 age groups.
 
The event promoted the Positive Coaching Scotland initiative, which is backed by the Scottish FA. Football has a unique opportunity to teach life less to children and PCS can do this by way of helping club leaders, parents teachers and coaches to encourage young people to stay in football, focusing on the development of skills and that winning in life is achieved through effort. 
 
The festival’s positive atmosphere was apparent throughout the different age groups, from watching the soccer fours in the morning on the astro pitches, through to the u15s final going to a penalty shootout on the final day. Stewart McKenzie, chairman of Cumbernauld Colts told YFS:
 
 “All of the age groups in the 4s, 7s and 11s have shown a great attitude over two days and everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed it. A preseason event like this both great for their physical workout as well as the community aspect, bringing clubs together in preparation for the season ahead.”
 
Congratulations to the winners - 
U15s - Cumbernauld Colts 2 v 2 Murieston (Murieston won on penalties)
U14s - Glenboig 7 v 0 Kilsyth Athletic
U13s - Cumbernauld Colts 0 v 1 Aston Villa
 
 
Look out for video from the event coming soon!