Farmington Flyers U15’s recently received grant assistance from The Asda Foundation. The sum of £997 has been used to purchase new strips and training gear. The photo shows the team wearing their new strips while being presented with the cheque by local branch employees Lyn Craig, Production and Fresh Manager and Andrea Logan, Community Champion.
The girls were presented with their new strips at Market Muir, prior to a league match v Raith Rovers on Saturday 8th April. Forfar had the best of the early chances but failed to convert them in to goals. The score remained 0-0 until half way through the second half when Raith began to gain the upper hand. The final score was 2-0 to the visitors.
The club are encouraging their young footballers to expand on their football knowledge by getting involved in coaching courses.
16 year old Performance Squad members Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell along with 18 year old Rachelle Milton from our Ladies squad all took part in the recent SFA East Region 1.1 Early Touches course at Brechin High School.
All three girls have been involved with the club’s youth setup by coaching the U7 and U9 groups. It is an ideal situation to have these young women, who have achieved so much at Farmington, help with the junior girls and offer real female football role models for the youngsters at the club.
Junior Co-ordinator Jane Luckhurst is pleased to see players get involved with coaching younger girls, explaining: “In order to be successful our club relies heavily on volunteer help, as every club does, but the ideal situation would be if we could encourage more players to get involved in the coaching side of the club. This allows them to pass on their knowledge to the junior girls, and the junior girls are delighted to have the older players as coaches.”
Leah, Caitlin and Rachelle will all be taking part in the Level 1.2 course next month.
The club held their annual presentation evening on Saturday at the Reid Hall in Forfar, with the ceremony attended well by players, coaches, supporters and parents alike.
Teams from U7 level all the way through to our three senior teams were represented, with the Hall full to capacity.
With the U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football as of yet, the players were awarded medals for their efforts while the older sides were presented with awards ranging from a Clubwoman Award to Players’ Player of the Year.
The SWPL side saw Megan McCarthy win Player of the Year in her first full season at the club with the players voting for Fiona McNicoll as the Players’ Player of the Year while Erin Cattanach won Young Player of the Year.
Development pair Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell were also presented with the Forfar Community Award and Youth Player of the Year respectively, completing an impressive year for the pair at the club.
Forfar Farmington SWPL
Player of the Year: Megan McCarthy
Players’ Player of the Year: Fiona McNicoll
Young Player of the Year: Erin Cattanach
Forfar Farmington Development
Player of the Year: Leah White
Players’ Player of the Year: Sally Patterson
Clubwoman Award: Ellie Cook
Forfar Farmington Ladies
Player of the Year: Emma Stewart
Players’ Player of the Year: Emma Stewart
Clubwoman Award: Emily Grundy
Forfar Farmington Under 17’s
Player of the Year: Rachel Robbie
Players’ Player of the Year: Melissa Coull
Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Robertson
Forfar Farmington Flyers U15’s
Player of the Year: Charlotte Cook
Players’ Player of the Year: Morven Whyte
Clubwoman Award: Sophie Valentine
Forfar Farmington Foxes U13’s
Player of the Year: Sophie Cameron
Most Improved Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt
Clubwoman Award: Katie Taylor
Forfar Farmington Falcons U13’s
Player of the Year: Lucy Corbitt
Most Improved Player of the Year: Rachel Neve
Clubwoman Award: Alex Glennie
Forfar Farmington Stars U13’s
Player of the Year: Madison Kirkpatrick
Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Esslemont
Clubwoman of the Year: Megan Johnston
Community Award: Leah White
Nominees: Charlie Lewis, Kay Thomson, Jane Luckhurst, Dave Cattanach, Nicola Davidson
Youth Player of the Year: Caitlin Mitchell