Aug 3 2011 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Wednesday
MORE than 700 youngsters from 60 teams took part in the Cowie United football festival.
Now in its sixth year, the event ran over two days with U8-10 teams playing one day and U11-12 sides the next.
Among the local teams playing were Milton, Alva Swifts, Alloa Saints and Dunblane. Teams also travelled from Perth and East Fife.
All the players received medals from head referee Paul Robertson.
The Cowie man said: “This has been a fantastic weekend and everyone has had a great time. It was well organised and I must congratulate Cowie United for bringing so many teams together.”
Club organiser Clare Stevenson said: “There are many people to thank for making this weekend happen: the coaches, parents and players for attending and the coaches, committee and parents of Cowie United who support the club and make this festival the great success it is every year.
“Special thanks go to the match officials, who did a great job over the two days.”
This year there were new awards for the outstanding Cowie United player in each age group. The awards were in memory of coach Andy Mayhew, who died in December 2009. Awards went to: U8 Anneleise Marshall, U9 Taylor Hamill, U10 Chelsea Connelly, U11 John Casey, U12 Callum Stevenson.
Fair Play Team Cup: U8 Castleview, U9 Stirling City, U10 Letham Tangerine (Perth), U11 Syngenta Colts, U12 Riverside.