Banchory Girls Football team formed

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Following on from a successful Active Schools football taster session run by the SFA sports co-ordinator Jo Murphy at the Hill of Banchory School, the Banchory Boys Football Club were approached to see if they could assist in helping to run a girls team.

Chairman Graeme Davidson and secretary Dom Flaherty were impressed by the enthusiasm of the girls and agreed to take this on.

The Banchory Girls team were then formed to amalgamate with the Boys Club and registered under the Scottish Women’s Football system.

Training has taken place from Aug with the girls outside with coaches Iain Abernethy, Dom Flaherty and Kevin Riach – to develop the girls football skills.

At the Aberdeen Ladies FC last home game, the girls were invited to take part in a fun festival session with Dee Girls Club and Cove Community girls teams.

The Banchory Girls will now look to take part in festival sessions at the Aberdeen Sports Village along with the other SFA North region girls teams to further develop the team.

With the dark nights now upon us, the training for the Banchory Girls team will now take place indoors at the Hill of Banchory school hall from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm on a Wednesday evening. If any new girls of Primary age would like to attend then they are more than welcome.

As with all new clubs the team are looking for volunteers to help with the coaching and training can be provided by the SFA at organised courses and these will be supported by the Banchory Girls Club.

For further information please contact Iain Abernethy ( or Dom Flaherty (