SPAR Scotland hosts Future Stars Cup Final

The SPAR Scotland Future Stars Cup tournament has taken place for the first time since the Covid pandemic, culminating in finals day at Scotland’s sports performance centre Oriam.

The event involved more than 250 girls aged 12-16, who represented their schools in a competitive, fun and inclusive competition.

SPAR Scotland initially teamed up with the Scottish FA in 2019 to support the Scotland Women’s National Team and boost the girls’ and women’s grassroots scene – which included the introduction of the SPAR Scotland Future Stars Cup. The initial two-year contract has been extended until August 2023.

Scotland stars Lee Alexander and Lizzie Arnot were on hand at the tournament to help with the prizegiving ceremony and celebrate the efforts and skills of everyone who took part.

The Scottish FA’s head of girls’ and women’s football, Fiona McIntyre, said: “It really was great to see the return of the SPAR Scotland Future Stars Cup. It’s been two years too long without it, given everything else that was going on in the world.

“Seeing those happy faces – not to mention the skills on show – at Oriam was a timely reminder of why we all do what we do to try and progress the girls’ and women’s grassroots scene in this country.

“With that in mind, we are extremely grateful to SPAR for their continued support. Not only do they share our enthusiasm for this competition and what it represents, but they are aligned with our wider goals for the Scottish game.”

Colin McLean, CEO of SPAR Scotland, added: “Being a partner of the Scottish FA has enabled us to finally deliver this tournament and give girls aged 12 to 16 across Scotland the opportunity to compete in a competitive tournament. Huge congratulations to all the teams who took part in our tournament, not just to the ones who made finals day. We’re really looking forward to delivering an even bigger event later this year.”


Published Date: May 19, 2022
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