Over 3,000 girls participate in SPAR Future Stars tournament

The finals day of SPAR Scotland’s festival of football for Scottish school girls, called SPAR Future Stars, took place at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld on 27 March.

Some 226 teams joined in this year’s tournament, which was the highest number yet – 20 more than last year. In total over 3,000 girls aged 12 to 16 were involved in the competition, with 36 teams (350 girls) making it through to finals day. This was the culmination of months of local and regional tournament games, which were played throughout Scotland.

The winner in the S1/S2 year category was St Ninians High School, with Braidhurst Academy runner-up, while in the S3/S4 category, the winner was Ross High School, with Ellon Academy runner-up.

In partnership with the Scottish Football Association since 2019, SPAR Scotland has given girls grassroots football a boost by introducing the SPAR Scotland Future Stars Cup.

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, said: “This is the third year we have supported the SPAR Future Stars footballing event for schoolgirls, and the tournament is going from strength to strength. We cannot believe that 3,000 girls from schools all over the country have taken part in the tournament this year – it’s a significant number.

“It’s deeply satisfying to help create a platform that allows girls to come together and play in a fun, safe but highly competitive environment.

“We’re already planning for Future Stars 2025, with our objective to encourage even more young girls to get involved and have some fun at a local and national level.”


Published Date: April 4, 2024
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