Currie FC 2004s sent two strong teams to the Ayr Easter tournament this year. They were accompanied by many siblings and parents, and all had a great time. The football was played on Saturday and Sunday, with the karaoke restricted to the Friday night.
The teams were chosen to be of equal standing with the only difference being that the coaches for Currie A were slightly superior to those of Currie B. The SYFA have a focus on playing good football rather than focusing on results, indeed, at 7-a-side they do not allow tournaments to recognise winners by giving cups, other than for Fair Play. Currie FC have embraced this ethos, and, like La Masia in Barcelona, we promote and commend hard effort and slick passing football. During the tournament, the boys played 8 games each, displayed some highly impressive passing football, put in lots of effort and scored some great goals – the top scorers were Campbell MacMaster with 8 for the A’s, and Robbie Cochran, also with 8, for the B’s.
The A and B teams played each other in a technically brilliant game, there were lots of skills on display for the fans on the touchline and the game could have gone either way, it ended in a narrow 2-1 victory to the B’s. Not to be outdone, the Currie A’s went on to win the Fair Play trophy for the tournament, which was presented by Celtic and Scotland captain Scott Brown.
Once again we would like to thank the Currie and Balerno District Round Table and the C&B News for sponsorship, and all those that contributed to the race night, especially Paul and Sarah Maxwell who did a great job of organising the night and Stevie Philp and Dave Curle for compering with their own unique style and brand of comedy.
For additional photos of the trip, head over to our Behance page at https://www.behance.net/gallery/36481401/2004s-Ayr-Trip-2016Tweet