The Annual Football Tournament was staged for the first time on the astro turf pitches at the Mearns Academy Campus.
It proved a popular venue with many spectators gathering to cheer on the enthusiastic and skilful teams from Bervie , Catkins (Catterline and Kinneff) and two each from Auchenblae, St Cyrus and Laurencekirk.
After keenly contested preliminary rounds both Laurencekirk teams along with Bervie and Catkins made it to the semi finals. Very narrow victories saw Catkins and Laurenckirk (1) triumphing.
The final was really end to end entertainment with both teams having a real go and playing with skill and determination but Laurencekirk proved slightly stronger and won by the only goal.
The teams skill , enthousiasm and conduct were exemplary and reflected well on their coaches , teachers and parents. Four senior pupils from the Academy acted as referees and the Rotary was supported by Derek Atkinson, the local active schools coordinator. Rotarians Isobel Smith and Jim Brown organised the tournament and the newly elected President ,Allan Smith ,presented the trophies.