Kirkcaldy North and Kirkcaldy West Primaries win SFA competition
Archived news: published on Tuesday 22 May 2012 by Fife Council
Kirkcaldy North Primary School and Kirkcaldy West Primary Schools were both visited today by a very special guest from the SFA. Sam Milne was in to present P4/5 from Kirkcaldy North and P6H from Kirkcaldy West with their prizes in a competition run by Active Schools and the SFA.
Scotland Women's A Squad play Sweden on Saturday 26th May at 3pm at Starks Park, the first time an International Women's game has been held in Fife. The SFA and Active Schools launched two competitions for primary schools, one a supporters video competition and the other a National anthem competition.
Kirkcaldy North won the National Anthem competition after sending their video of their class singing with their home made supporters flags, and individual players shirts.
Kirkcaldy West won the supporters video compeition after sending their video of their class playing bagpipes, violins, scottish country dancing, playing football and singing the National anthem.
The winners were picked by Anna Signeul, the Scotland manager, and the Scotland squad, and have been causing a stir the World over. The SFA have already asked both schools if the videos can be used to promote the women's game, by playing them at home games and perhaps using them for a TV and social media campaign. The winning schools received tickets for everyone in their class, and a future visit from one of the National players.
Leanne Ross, current Scotland midfielder said, "It is really nice to see the support that we have as we push to qualify for Euro 2013. All of the videos were great, but the entries from Kirkcaldy North and Kirkcaldy West really stood out. We watched them together as a squad at Hampden and both entries made us laugh, sing, and most of all very proud to represent our country. The full squad would like to say a massive thanks to all schools that entered. We hope we win for you on Saturday."
Sam Milne, Girls and Women's Development Officer for the East of Scotland said, "Nothing like this has ever been done before in schools and it is great to see the schools of Kirkcaldy showing their support for our National side. The quality of all entries was very high and the National squad had a hard time picking the winners. I logged on to the National twitter feed yesterday, and it is all the players are talking about. I hope they get their heads down now and concentrate on the game, and that we see over 2000 people at Starks Park on Saturday (that would be another record in terms of crowd). We are keen to show Glasgow and Edinburgh what Fife has to offer in terms of quality sporting events, and that the people of Fife are keen to attend them. Please show your support by coming along. Adult tickets are £5 and children and youths only £2 which can be paid at the gate."
For more information contactElizabeth Anderson, Active Schools Co-ordinator
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 29 09 Contact Elizabeth Anderson online
By Post: Fife Council, Balwearie High School, Balwearie Gardens, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5LY