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On Monday 10th March, Scottish Colleges (pictured, right) will face Scottish Independent Schools at Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC. The match will be the first between the two teams with the aim of having a regular fixture as part of the representative programmes. 
 
Scottish Colleges were narrowly beaten 4-2 by Welsh Colleges side on 28th November 2013 in Gala. Todd Lumsden, Head Coach, is keen to make up for this loss and has called up three new faces to bolster the squad in Reece Cochrane, Kerian Mcgachie and Sean Melvin, all from Edinburgh College. 
 
Scottish Independent Schools will be confident with victories in their previous two outings against Edinburgh University and Heriot-Watt University select squads. This fixture will be one of the last before the squad play the annual challenge match with English Independent Schools in May.
 
The match will kick off at 12:30pm with the @ScotStuSport twitter feed set to broadcast live updates.
 
The squad will be raring to go with places on the bus to England to face English Colleges in April up for grabs.
 
The full squad is as follows: 
 
Dean Wilson - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Sandy Thomson - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Reece Cochrane - Edinburgh College (Granton)
Aaron Johnstone - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Josh Thomson - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Ryan Cherrie - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Christopher Gault - West College (Clydebank)
Ewan Barrie - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Craig Easton - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Sean Melvin - Edinburgh College (Sighthill)
Aaron Gray - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Scott Alexander - Dumfries and Galloway College
Graham Forsyth - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Lewis Allan - Borders College
Paul Caughey - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Dean Sutherland - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Keiran McGachie - Edinburgh College (Granton)
 
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 02:41

Scots girls shine in the Algarve

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Scotland's Under 16 women continued their fine form, with a superb showing in a development tournament based in Portugal's Algarve. 
 
The group of players, featured 12 of the squad who won last season's Bob Docherty Cup, faced tough opposition as they looked to take their success from the home nations tournament to the continent.
 
First up for the young Scots was a tie against Norway. A Chelsea Cornet goal gave Scotland the lead, however they were pegged back in the closing stages by a Norweigan equaliser, which sent the match to spot kicks. Donna Paterson, Erin Cuthbert and Amy Gallagher were on target, as Scotland held their nerve to edge the shoot out 3-2.
 
Scotland's second match was against The Netherlands and a slow start saw the Scots fall behind in the opening minutes. However, a Cuthbert free kick was headed home by Courtney Whyte, levelling the scores at the break. Cuthbert then turned goalscorer match-winner as she was brought down inside the penalty area with 10 minutes remaining. The Rangers star dusted herself down before putting away the penalty to put Scotland in pole position ahead of the final round of matches.
 
The final game matched Scotland against Austria - who were also undefeated and in contention for top spot. After a stalemate first half, the Austrians took the lead shortly after the interval. Scotland bounced back with captain Alyshia Walker the hero, striking twice in quick succession to turn the game on its head. Scotland's fine campaign was rounded off with a Cassie Cowper headed goal from a Chantelle Brown corner.
 
Scotland's successful squad was: Rebecca Flaherty, Rachel Ross, Cailin Michie, Courtney Whyte, Cassie Cowper, Amy Lynch, Claire Mullen, Erin Cuthbert, Alyshia Walker, Amy Gallagher, Chantelle Brown, Kirsty Jefferies, Donna Paterson, Keira Johnstone, Chelsea Cornet, Kelsey Boyle, Carla Boyce, Taylor Davis, Chloe Gilfoyle, Colette Cavanagh.
 
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 16:13

SYFA announce National Under 15 Development Squad

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The Scottish Youth FA have announced the 2013/14 Under 15 (born 1999) National Development Squad. Those selected are as follows:
 
Goalkeepers:
 
Ross Fisher - Milngavie Wanderers - West
Jamie Forrester - Maryhill Wanderers - West
Jamie Mitchell - Spartans Red - S. East
 
Defenders: 
 
Nathan Carmichael - Milngavie Wanderers - West
Ross Adams - Moorlands BC - Central
Euan McGuire - Hutchison Vale - S. East
Joseph Slee - Milngavie Wanderers - West
Robbie Hogg - St Johns - East
James Logan - Milngavie Wanderers - West
Niall Heron - St Peters BC - West
Struan Robb - Hutcheson Vale - S. East
Josh Williamson - Spartans Red - S. East
 
Midfielders:
 
Owen Richardson - Hutchison Vale - S. East
Michael McGinty - Blantyre BC Yellow - Central
Robbie Polson - Hutchison Vale - S. East
Louis Fisher - St Peters BC - West
Connor Cunningham - Crosshouse BC - S. West
Jack Garvie - St Johns - East
Nathan McGarvey - Celtic BC - West
Tony Coutts - Celtic BC - West
 
Forwards:
 
Marc Walker - Crosshouse BC - S. West
Jack Purdue - Gourock YAC - West
Miguel McIntosh - Valspar BC - S. West
Callum Smith – Blue Brazil BC - East
 
Saturday, 21 December 2013 17:37

TSB U18 Scotland Schoolboys squad unveiled

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The TSB U18 schoolboy squad to represent Scotland for this year’s coveted Centenary Shield campaign was unveiled on Thursday at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow.

The talented young footballers were brought together for their first training session after discovering they would represent their country for the 2013/14 season.

The 18-man squad, assembled from schools across Scotland, were put through their paces by Coach Stewart Taylor’s staff as they began preparations for the annual Centenary Shield competition which features England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Iain McCall, Scottish Network Director for TSB, commented: “Congratulations to all the players selected to represent Scotland in the TSB U18 squad. It’s a huge honour to represent your country and I’m sure the boys will relish the opportunity. Everyone at TSB wishes the squad all the very best for the forthcoming campaign.”

Gordon Pate, President of the Scottish Schools’ Football Association, added: “Our International schools’ set-up has an illustrious history of nurturing young talent in Scotland, with the likes of Kenny Dalglish, David Moyes and Darren Fletcher just a few of the many famous names to have progressed through the schools’ football ranks. Hopefully the class of 2014 can reach the heights of some of their predecessors and reclaim the Centenary Shield.”

TSB, proud partner of the Scottish Schools’ FA, is Britain’s newest bank having launched earlier this year onto high streets across Britain. With 4.6 million customers and a network of 631 branches – 189 of which can be found in Scotland – TSB is building on its 200 year heritage to bring back local banking, focussing solely on local customers, local businesses and the local economies it serves.
 
The TSB U18 Boys Squad for 2013/14 is:
 
Scott Burns -  Braidhurst High School
Kieran Campbell -  St.Modans High School
 Kyle Chalmers -  St.Peter the Apostle 
 Jamie Dishington -  Trinity Academy (Edin)
 James Flynn  - St.Thomas of Aquins
 Michael Hardie -  Drumchapel High School
 Jamie Henry - Clydebank High School
 Kyle Hogg -  Leith Academy
 Mikey Hopkins - St. Peter the Apostle
 Scott Hynd - Dunfermline High School
 Chris Liversedge -  Harlaw Academy
Conor Mckenzie -  Dunblane High School
Craig Quinn -  Bearsden Academy
Jai Quitongo -  Braidhurst High School
Chris Truesdale -  Coatbridge High School
Leonard Wilson - Cults Academy 
Lewis Wilson - Kilsyth Academy
James Yates -   Perth High School
 


Over 26,000 primary and secondary school children will participate in a TSB supported programme in 2013/14.
 
Schools’ football plays a vital part in the physical and behavioural development and improvement of pupils across Scotland. From Primary 7-a-side tournaments to nationwide Shield competitions the Scottish Schools’ Football Association provides a platform for youngsters aged 7-18 to play competitive football while learning essential life values. The U15 Girls and U18 Boys international squads also give those players selected a taste of what it feels like to represent Scotland on an international level.
Saturday, 23 November 2013 19:56

Scottish Colleges set for Welsh test

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A strong 17-man Scottish Colleges squad has been named to face Welsh Colleges on 28th November. The match will be hosted at Gala Fairydean's ground at Netherdale in Galashiels and is a 1pm KO. The Welsh side travel to Scotland full of confidence having come out victors in the previous encounter with a 2-0 win in Wales.
 
The representative Scottish Colleges squad is made up of the following:
 
Sandy Thomson - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Ryan Forsyth - Edinburgh College (Granton)
Joseph Ngoa - Borders College
Christopher Gault - West College (Clydebank)
Ryan Cherrie - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Lewis Hamill - Fife College
Josh Thomson - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Dean Clark - Edinburgh College (Sighthill)
Craig Easton - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Ewan Barrie - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Aaron Gray - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Scott Alexander - Dumfries and Galloway College
Cameron Clark - Dundee and Angus College
Duncan Muir - Edinburgh College (Granton)
Lewis Allan - Borders College
Paul Caughey - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Dean Sutherland - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
 
Todd Lumsden, Scottish Colleges Head Coach, stated: "We are all very much looking forward to this fixture. We have been delighted by the enthusiasm and commitment to the programme this year and feel we are in good shape to make amends for last season's defeat to Wales."
 
The programme, supported by Scottish Student Sport, is in its 3rd year and has been growing from strength to strength. Following on from the Welsh fixtures is matches against Scottish Independent Schools and English Colleges.
 
For more information visit the Scottish Student Sport website by clicking here.
Monday, 18 November 2013 17:36

9 goal thriller sends Girvan through

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Salvesen CFC
 vs
Girvan Youth
 
 
 
U16 Scottish Cup Rnd 4
 
17 November 2013
 
 
 
The game being played on a 4G park and a lovely crisp winter’s morning conditions were perfect for a cracking game of football.

Salvesen with home advantage started the brighter of the teams creating the first of the chances, were dominating the opening stages and forcing Girvan to sit deep.

After some neat play from the Edinburgh giants Salvesen opened the scoring and continued to dominate the first half.
 
Half Time: Salvesen CFC 1-0 Girvan Youth
 
The second half Girvan came back and equalised soon after kick-off Brandon Rice slotting home.

Connor Gracie put Girvan in front after pressing Salvesen’s defence in to making mistakes and rifled home.

Salvesen started to come back into the game and after some neat passing, equalised.
 
They then went in front after Girvan’s defence made a mistake and the ball bounced over Ross in goal.

Brandon Rice buzzing up front equalised for Girvan after Gracie put in a wonderful cross and lurking was Taylor whose shot was saved from 1 yard out but Rice latched onto the rebound and slotted home.

Taylor put Girvan ahead again this time making no mistake in front of goal.

With 10 minutes remaining Rice popped up again to give Girvan a cushion and let them relax in the closing stages and with minutes remaining the lively Gracie was brought down in the box up stepped Jamie Dorans who made no mistake and send Girvan into the last 16 of the Scottish cup.
3-6 Girvan

A fantastic result with a limited squad with Storrie & O’Neil both cup tied, Jack Smith signing with Kilmarnock , McCulloch & Holland both injured.
Man of the match was Brandon Rice with his best performance of the season. Girvan Squad Gillespie, Kelly, Dorans, Boon, Barrett, Gracie, Allison, Hamilton, Taylor, McAvoy, Rice, Ross & Nisbett.
 
Full Time: Salvesen CFC 3-6 Girvan Youth
 
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 17:50

SSS announce national colleges squad for 2013/14

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Following a number of trials, the SSS Representative College Football Squad has been finalised for season 13/14 (pictured right, last season's squad). College footballers from around the country first came together for separate trials in the East and West of Scotland in early October at Heriot-Watt University and Ravenscraig, respectively. From these trials two squads were put together with an East team taking on a West team at Ravenscraig at the end of October. A final squad of 23 players has been confirmed with 3 players waiting in the wings in case anyone drops out or gets injured. 
 
The below squad will be called to a training session at Broadwood on Thursday 14th November (1-3pm) in preparation for a fixture against Welsh Colleges on Thursday 28th November 2013 at Netherdale Arena in Gala, the home of Lowland League outfit, Gala Fairydean Rovers. The squad will go on to play Scottish Independent Schools and English Colleges in 2014.
 
SSS College Football Coordinator, Chris Sellar, stated: “We are delighted to finalise the representative college squad for this year's programme after 2 very competitive trials in the East and West. We are excited by the programme we have in place and have been greatly encouraged by the buy-in from the sector this year with a number of FE institutions represented."
 
Squad:
Sandy Thomson - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Dean Wilson - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Ryan Forsyth - Edinburgh College (Granton)
Craig Kinloch - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Joseph Ngoa - Borders College
Christopher Gault - West College (Clydebank)
Ryan Cherrie - New College Lanarkshire (Motherwell)
Lewis Hamill - Fife College
Dean Clark - Edinburgh College (Sighthill)
Craig Easton - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Ewan Barrie - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Kyle McLauchlin - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Josh Taplin - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Scott Alexander - Dumfries and Galloway College
Aaron Gray - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Cameron Clark - Dundee College
Graham Forsyth - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Duncan Muir - Edinburgh College (Granton)
Roy Barr - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Lewis Allan - Borders College
Calvin Kemp - Ayrshire College (Kilmarnock)
Paul Caughey - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
Dean Sutherland - New College Lanarkshire (Cumbernauld)
 
In reserve:
Aaron Johnstone - Glasgow Clyde (Cardonald)
Sean Melvin - Edinburgh College (Sighthill)
Keiran McGachie - Edinburgh College (Granton)
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