It’s been a remarkable season for FC Kilmarnock Whites as they emerged as Champions of the U13s Erin Cuthbert League.
It was an invincibles season as well for the Whites as they managed to secure a perfect seven wins from seven matches, along with a run to the semi-final of the League Cup.
The season began perfectly for Killie, as they got off the mark with an impressive 6-3 away victory to second-placed Kilwinning, and followed that result up with a convincing 9-0 win against East Kilbride Blue. A local derby came up next against Ayr United, which Killie came away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory away from home.
To the credit of their nearest rivals, Kilwinning took the League to the final game of the season, but FC Kilmarnock held their nerve, clinching the title with a resounding 10-1 win against Dean Thistle.
Youth Football Scotland caught up with FC Kilmarnock White Coach Allan Jones for his thoughts on a very successful season for his side.
“It's a great feeling to be crowned league champions. The girls have worked really hard all season long and turned in some absolutely brilliant performances throughout the season.
“The girls managed to play a really good style of football this season. They got the ball down and passes it with pace and excellent movement. They were confident in possession of the ball and this is testament to their hard work to get to where they are now.”
“It's great to see the girls enjoying their football and it’s there for all to see just how much they love the sport. It's been an absolute pleasure to coach them this season, I couldn't have asked any more of them.
“The toughest moment of the season was when we lost to our sister team, the Blues, in the semi-final of the League Cup. However, the girls had done extremely well to get there and we were all really proud of their efforts.
When asked about his side’s aims for next season, he replied, “The aim for next season is to keep developing both individually and as a team. The most important thing is that the girls are learning whilst playing with a smile on their face and enjoying their football.”
Congratulations to FC Kilmarnock White and good luck for next season.