Abercorn School Win the 2022 National Disability Shinty Festival

Aviemore was the venue this month, for the annual Disability First Shinty Festival which saw Abercorn School from Glasgow emerge as winners.

An impressive 9 teams and 7 schools from Lochaber, Kingussie, Glasgow and North Ayrshire enjoyed coaching from qualified shinty coaches and games throughout the two-day event which culminated in a tournament.

The tournament was played on a round robin format, with all 9 teams playing each other once. The league matches were extremely competitive with some excellent play and great goals scored throughout the day.

Abercorn from Glasgow, the 2018 winners topped the group 1 point ahead of 2019 winners Lockhart Campus.

Camanachd Association Youth Director, Willie MacDonald, said: “This is one of the most rewarding events we hold annually as we are bringing together children who don’t get many opportunities to compete in shinty. The event grows in popularity each year, and it was great to see Lochaber High School and Kingussie High School taking part for the first time”.

Festival organiser and National Development Manager, Ronald Ross, said: I would like to thank our festival sponsors the MacPhee Family, Rosemary and Duncan and the Celtic FC Foundation “Inspiring Sport” programme for their support of this hugely enjoyable event.

Scottish Disability Sport CEO, Gavin Macleod, said: Congratulations to the Camanachd Association on another successful Disability First Shinty Festival and well done to all the schools, coaches and players who participated.