Ravenscraig plays host to top sides in the country

Firpark side receive their medals from Councillor Jim Logue, convener of learning and leisure services, along with Andy Smith, North Lanarkshire Council's football development officer.
Firpark side receive their medals from Councillor Jim Logue, convener of learning and leisure services, along with Andy Smith, North Lanarkshire Council's football development officer.
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Firpark Secondary School put in some great performances to win silver at the Scottish Disability Sport National seven-a-side finals.

A total of 12 teams from all over Scotland with two each representing North, Central, East, West, South-East and South-West.

Firpark also had the added weight of home expectation as North Lanarkshire Council hosted the event at Ravenscraig Sports Complex.

The other North Lanarkshire representatives were Buchanan High from Coatbridge.

Firpark made it all the way to the final defeating Abercorn Secondary from Glasgow, who had won the tournament the two previous years, in the semi-final.

They lost out to eventual winners St Oswald’s School from Glasgow, but Firpark played absolutely fantastic all the way through the tournament and took great credit for doing so well.

Councillor Jim Logue, North Lanarkshire Council’s convener of learning and leisure services, said: “It was absolutely tremendous for Firpark to reach the final and all of us at the council are very proud of them.

“Our football development officer Andy Smith has taken a special interest in our ASN pupils, and shows the benefit of having such a talented coach working with our young people.

“The youngsters were all delighted when I presented them with their medals.”