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26/1/2016
Join High Life - Probably The Best Deal For Sports In HighlandThumbnail for article : Join High Life - Probably The Best Deal For Sports In Highland
High Life membership offers you and your family access to a range of health and fitness opportunities in leisure centres throughout the Highlands.  In addition to swimming pools and fitness suites, your membership gets you access to squash courts, swimming lessons and a huge range of group exercise classes for people of all abilities and interests.  
24/1/2016
Rothes routed as Scorries scoop sixThumbnail for article : Rothes routed as Scorries scoop six
Wick Academy 6 Rothes 1 Reporter - Noel Donaldson THIS was Academy at their creative best and while it is never wise to tempt fate in cup contests, the result must leave them with the confidence they can progress in this league tournament.   Rothes were powerless to counter the ever-increasing goal spate in the preliminary round, as Academys ruthless strike force ripped through their hapless defence, time and again.  
18/12/2015
Wick Academy 2 Linlithgow Rose 2Thumbnail for article : Wick Academy 2 Linlithgow Rose 2
Wick Academy 2 Linlithgow Rose 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson THEY thought it was all over...  until Davie Allan demonstrated it wasnt! His dramatic, last gasp, strike kept Academy in their Scottish Cup quest although it will be their turn to make the long trip - for the replay The dejected Rose players trouped off the field in disbelief, last night, the Harmsworth Park roar ringing in their ears.  
5/12/2015
Thurso Football Coach Receives Highland Coaching AwardThumbnail for article : Thurso Football Coach Receives Highland Coaching Award
Alyn Gunn, Head coach, at Thurso Football Academy was announced Young Persons Coach of the Year at the 2015 Highland Coaching Awards.   The awards are run by High Life Highland in partnership with sportscotland to recognise the outstanding contribution and significant impact of local coaches in enabling quality sport and physical activity opportunities to happen in communities across the Highlands.  
1/11/2015
Academy make County's cup hopes disappear with some Halloween magicThumbnail for article : Academy make County's cup hopes disappear with some Halloween magic
Wick Academy 5 Nairn County 1 ACADEMY booked their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup with a superb performance at Harmsworth Park, yesterday.   This was Academy at their best, with all the team regulars playing attacking football with commitment and a conviction that they were going to be the side going through.  
27/9/2015
Last-gasp strike forces cup replayThumbnail for article : Last-gasp strike forces cup replay
Wick Academy 2 Whitehill Welfare 2 Reporter Noel Donaldson JUST when it look as if Academy had booked their place in the next round of the Scottish Cup, with a late decider, than opponents Whitehill Welfare delivered a party spoiler with an even later goal.   With the scoreline at one all at half-time - Gary Weir out-jumping the Welfare defence to even things with a well-placed header - there was everything to play for in the keenly-contested second period but as the clock ticked on, it seemed that a replay was the cards, until Stephen Anderson struck, forging his way through the centre of the Welfare defence ...sparking jubilation on field and among the Academy faithful.  
6/9/2015
Regional Sports Facility to be designed and costed Thumbnail for article : Regional Sports Facility to be designed and costed
Highland Council has agreed funding of up to £150,000 to develop detailed designs and costings for a Regional Sports Facility.   The project planning is to be taken forward in line with the Council's Programme commitment to work with partners to progress the delivery of a regional sports facility for the Highlands in Inverness incorporating indoor cycling, tennis and athletics as part of our aim of promoting the Highlands as a great place to live, work and visit.  
31/8/2015
Huntly never really in the hunt at Harmsworth ParkThumbnail for article : Huntly never really in the hunt at Harmsworth Park
Wick Academy 3 Huntly 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson ACADEMY'S fluctuating fortunes took another turn, this time for the better, with a scintillating display that delighted their fans, desperate to see their team settle into a new season swing after an uncertain start.   While the Scorries have yet to find the elusive match play quality of consistency, the performance highlighted what the team is capable of, though it would be tempting fate to suggest that their title challenge is well and truly back on track.  
24/8/2015
Scottish Surfing Team Needs Your Help!Thumbnail for article : Scottish Surfing Team Needs Your Help!
The Scottish Surfing Federation have one week left to raise the money to send a Scotland surfing team to the European Surfing Championships in Morocco.   The team are trying to raise money on their Crowdfunder page where you will find all the information on the competition and the team.  
18/8/2015
Summer Pool League FinalThumbnail for article : Summer Pool League Final
2015 Wick & District Summer League Final.   Suzanne Carter's Camps "1" have won the Wick & District Summer Pool League for the second year in a row after a 12-8 victory against Camps "2" in this years final.  
16/8/2015
Academy storm Fort with eight-goals blitzThumbnail for article : Academy storm Fort with eight-goals blitz
Wick Academy 8 Ft William 1 Reporter Noel Donaldson THE Fort must have been dying to hear the ref whistle time-up before Academy made a humiliating defeat even more embarrassing by taking their score into double figures.   The Scorries put down a marker when Gary Manson open their account in no less that three minutes and Danny Mackay and Steven Anderson made it 3-0 before the break.  
16/8/2015
Caithness Team Report From Solway Coast RallyThumbnail for article : Caithness Team Report From Solway Coast Rally
The Solway Coast Rally was held on the very, very challenging roads at Dundrennan Military Base on the 8th of August 2015.   There was a bigger entry this year and that's simply down to demand.  
16/8/2015
Local Crews Hit Mach 1 EventThumbnail for article : Local Crews Hit Mach 1 Event
With their experience of the inaugural event last year, Dunfermline Car Club had ambitious plans for this year's event.  Eight stages were planned for Saturday11 July, four long ones using the taxi-way and perimeter roads and four short ones using a 0.8 mile narrow road that dipped and turned through the dunes at the north of the site, including one very tricky, hidden Square Left over a brow.  
9/8/2015
Halkirk United Play Inverness Caley Thistle In North Of Scotland Cup
The Scottish Cup is coming to Morrison Park, Halkirk, on Tuesday 11th August, when Halkirk United play Inverness Caley Thistle in the second round of the North of Scotland Cup.   Bring the kids along to get their photo taken with the Cup and the adults can support the local team.  
2/8/2015
Wick Academy 2 Nairn County 1Thumbnail for article : Wick Academy 2 Nairn County 1
Academy leave it late to break the deadlock.  Reporter Noel Donaldson.  
29/7/2015
Wick & District Summer Pool LeagueThumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League
The 2015 Wick & District Summer Pool League Final will be an all Camps Bar affair as Camps "2" earned the draw they needed on Monday night to secure their place in this years final.   Defending champions Camps "1" secured their place in the final last week and made sure they finished the league campaign at the top of the table.  
26/7/2015
Blue do for Academy at the hands of the LilywhitesThumbnail for article : Blue do for Academy at the hands of the Lilywhites
Reporter Noel Donaldson Wick Academy 0 Clacnacuddin 3.   ACADEMY paid dearly for a first-half handful of chances that, for one reason or another, went abegging and recorded an inauspicious start to their league challenge.  
22/7/2015
Wick & District Summer Pool LeagueThumbnail for article : Wick & District Summer Pool League
Camps Bar "1" have secured a place in the 2015 Wick & District Summer Pool League final after a hard fought 7-5 victory over The Mountain Dew on Monday night.   The Mountain side started well thanks some outstanding potting from Philip Hilton as he defeated Ryan Carter 2-0 to help his team take a 3-1 lead.  
6/7/2015
Highland Games events to feature in documentary
A film crew from the Discovery Channel's Daily Planet programme will be flying to the Highlands from Canada to film reigning Inverness Highland Games Champion Sinclair Patience in training and in competition as he defends his title on Saturday 18 July at the Inverness Gala in Bught Park.   With each of the individual Heavy events contested at Highland Games requiring a unique combination of techniques, strength and speed; the documentary is expected to reveal information about the physics behind Scotland's original extreme sport as part of a special programme about Scotland.  
28/6/2015
Hamilton's Delighted with Result Thumbnail for article : Hamilton's Delighted with Result
After having a disastrous 2014 and a "did not finish "result in their first rally of 2015 the father and daughter pairing of Bill and Sara Hamilton were delighted to finish the 3rd round of the Scottish Tarmac Championship, Crail Summer Stages, with a 21st overall and 5th in class.  They started the rally seeded 61st out of a 100 entries as they had not registered a result for a few rallies due either to Mechanical/Electrical faults or the driver "running out of talent".