Civic reception for Lewis and Harris FC

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Lewis and Harris FC Chairman Kenny Maciver spoke of his pride after the North Caledonian Cup winners were given a civic reception.

The footballers, who won the prestigious trophy at just the second attempt, were invited to the Council for a reception in their honour where they were also presented with a certificate and letter of acknowledgment by the Lord Lieutenant of the Western Isles, Mr Sandy Matheson.

And Maciver was thrilled for the players and all involved.

He said: “We were delighted to be invited for a civic reception and also to receive a presentation from the Lord Lieutenant - both of which are a massive honour. We knew it was the next step for football in the isles when we entered the competition but to win it so quickly is massive and now to job is to try to retain it.”

Western Isles Council Convenor Norman Macdonald commented: “We felt it was important to recognise the team for winning the North Caledonian Cup at only the second attempt.

It shows a great commitment from the players, the management and all who have supported them.

“We hope that such a strong showing and performance can encourage more young people to get involved with football and in sport in general in the Western Isles.”