Lovat’s youth teams cover ages from Nursery 4 to U17. Competitive shinty is offered to the following age groups – U12, U14 and U17. In coaching the younger players up to U12, we aim to develop their shinty skills while ensuring that the fun element is to the fore.
Nursery to P7s are offered indoor First Shinty from October to March in Kiltarlity Village Hall on Friday evenings and outdoors at Balgate park from April to the October break. There are also girls only sessions on Tuesday evenings over the same periods.
For further information on youth activities, contact the relevant coach listed below.
Nursery 4- P7 Coaches –
Fraser Gallacher 07595 034043
James White 07860 506826
U12 girls only sessions coach – Fiona Urquhart 07841 118643
Membership forms and consent forms can be downloaded from this link. Consent Forms 2022
The Under 14 team compete as a 12-a-side team in the North of Scotland area league for the first phase of the year (March to June approximately). The final standing in this league will determine our position in the second phase. The second phase groups teams at similar ability levels together, although not necessarily nearby, in the North of Scotland League 2nd phase. Matches tend to be played on a Friday evening during the playing season.
U14 training sessions are held at Balgate park on Monday evenings 6.30pm – 7.30pm and cater for players from Primary 5 up to the age of 14. The U14 coach is Cameron MacMillan, contact 07803 742250
The 12-a-side cup competitions for our U14 team is called the MacMaster Cup.
The U14’s also get the chance to compete in a number of 6-a-side competitions throughout the year.
The U17 team currently compete in an area league comprising local teams of varying ability. Matches are usually played on a Tuesday evening during the playing season.
The cup competition for Under 17’s is the MacTavish Juvenile and is for 12-a-side teams.
The U17 coach is Ian (Popeye) Matheson, contact 07752 300346
Information on Youth Shinty can be found at this link – Youth Shinty