Football Success for West Lewis Cadet

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An Army Cadet from Western Isles Company, 1st Battalion The Highlanders achieved Footballing success at the weekend.

Cadet Heather Manby (13) from West Lewis Detachment was part of the team the Battalion sent down to the Scottish 5-a-side Football Competition at the Powerleague Stadium in Edinburgh.

Cdt Manby was part of the Senior Girls Football team who came second in the competition.

The team played against five other Army Cadet Force Battalions from across Scotland in a round robin.

The team won four of their five games and drew one, but lost none.

Cdt Manby couldn’t quite believe that coming second was a possibility: “I was moved up to the senior team due to a lack numbers in junior girls team and could not believe I came second considering I was playing against older girls”

The rest of the football team included: Cpl Kelly-Ann Simpson (Inverness Company), Cpl Nicola MacDougal (Inverness Company), Cpl Ines MacIntyre (Moray Company), Cpl Jade Walton (Moray Company), LCpl Megan Jack (Inverness Company), LCpl Katie Forman (Moray Company) and LCpl Kirsty Longstaff (Moray Company)