Lewis and Harris Select set to apply for mainland cup entry

Lewis and Harris FA Chairman Kenny Maciver. SGD24586.
Lewis and Harris FA Chairman Kenny Maciver. SGD24586.

THE Lewis and Harris Select have exclusively confirmed exciting new plans to follow in the studmarks of the Orkney FA and step into competitive mainland football for the first time ever.

Taking on the region’s best on a regular basis has long been on the wishlist of local football fans and players alike but now having watched Orkney turn that dream into a reality it has given Lewis and Harris FA chiefs the incentive to take the plunge.

Lewis and Harris FA Chairman Kenny Maciver revealed to the Gazette he is primed to officially apply for entry into one of the cup competitions in the North Caledonia League as early as next year where the Select could lock horns with the likes of Thurso, Muir of Ord, Alness and Caithness.

And should the Select’s application be a success it shouldn’t have any impact on the current domestic league which runs through the summer as the mainland competition runs through the winter – the local close season.

“The Select have done really well over the past few years and we want to try and keep progressing to take the team on further so to that end I’m looking at entering a team into a cup competition in the North Caledonia League which I believe is the next step forward,” revealed Maciver.

“The North Caledonia League AGM takes place in May so I expect to have a formal written request for entry into that cup then so they could discuss our application then.”

To read the rest and for all the info pick up a copy of the Stornoway Gazette, out TODAY (Thursday, November 8, 2012).