Lewis & Harris Womens Football Association in support of their participation in the Lewis & Harris Women's Football Club, Highlands & Island League
AMOUNT AWARDED: £1,000
The Scottish Football Association with The Scottish Women's Football League have set up the new H&I Women's League in response to ever increasing participation numbers in the Woman's Game. Lewis & Harris will compete against Kirkwall LFC, Caithness LFC, Brora Rangers LFC, Inverness Clach, Inverness Calley, Nairn Ladies and Buckie Ladies. The competition allows young female footballers of the Western Isles to participate in the game they love, for their home islands. As well as Lewis and Harris players, we have included a number of girls from Uist in the squad. This is the first time females over school age have been able to compete regularly for the Western Isles and therefore has the potential to have a huge impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of young females in the Western Isles.
Why were they chosen?
Females living in the Western Isles face greater barriers in comparison to their male counterparts to playing and competing in the sport they love, this support will help remove some of those barriers.