A team from Halkirk YFC won the Scottish Association of Young Farmer's National 5-aside football competition on Sunday 26th February at the National Competitions Weekend in Oban. A total of 15 teams took part.
Three kayakers from the Thurso based Pentland Canoe Club have successfully passed their Scottish Canoe Association Coach Level 2 Award. Simon Copsey, Andy Ford and Martyn Sutherland were assessed by one of Scotland's leading kayak coaches, Jas Hepburn from Speyside.
Wick High beat Braeview Dundee in the under 15s Quarter finals of the Bank of Scotland Scottish shield football competition in a home game on Friday 24 March 2006. Wick High have had to travel long distances to other games and put in a magnificent game on their home turf.
Work begins next week Monday 27th March, 2006 on a £584,000 floodlit synthetic sport pitch for Wick High School. Funding for the development has been provided by The Highland Council's Education Culture and Sports Service.
Young Footballers - A Chance Not To Be Missed Young Footballers throughout the area are urged to lace up their boots in preparation for the SFA and Ross County FC’s Easter coaching programme that visits Wick and Thurso during the school holidays. Regardless of ability, both boys and girls have the opportunity to be coached by some of the most qualified and certified coaches in the North of Scotland who aim to develop the potential of all participants, whilst ensuring the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment.
Thurso youth club football section under 11s and 13s were recently taken to Inverness Caley . The Inverness coaches did a training session with them before they headed to the game - Inverness v Kilmarnock with a score 3 - 3.
No change in the Cutting Edge Snooker League this week as Mark Mackay and Derek Johnston continue to dominate the top of the table, solid results by both see them extend their positions, the two main chasers of Ian Macphee and Alan Mackenzie don't seem to have the fire power to challenge the leaders yet, and it might come down to slip ups by the top two to let any of the chasers in with a shout. Macbeath's the Jewellers Knockout is still not decided, however the Open County Singles Championships will be held on the 1st of April, in Thurso, Viewfirth.
The winners of the lybster open compt. for the Mackenzie bowls trophy.
No change at the top of the Cutting Edge Barbers Snooker League at the half way point. The standard of play is improving with some close games over the last couple of weeks.
The half way stage is approaching, and the two form players of Mark Mackay and Derek Johnston, have set the pace. The standard of snooker at the start of the league was very patchy buy all the players, but this was expected due to the lack of competition throughout the County over the last couple of seasons.
Recently, eight pupils from Caithness competed in the Scottish Schools Swimming Championships in Tollcross Glasgow. Only swimmers who had first qualified in their Regional Events attended.
Want to get FIT, have FUN and learn one of the most popular martial arts in the world, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, well now you can, and FOR FREE. Evolution Martial Arts run by Andrew Usher are putting on contribution based classes on Sundays in Dunbeath.
Caithness Indoor Bowling Association held the County Pairs in the Assembly rooms on Saturday with 30 teams from around the county competing for the title. The final saw Watten (Will Sinclair and Andrew Campbell) playing Francis Street Club (Maria Munro and John Malcolm).
Sunday 26 March 9.00am - 5.00pm The Caithness Sports Council is organising an 8 hour First Aid Course. The course is being run by Highland Leisure Training from Inverness.
Murkle Indoor Bowling Club held their 5th Open Competition on Saturday 21st January in the British Legion, Thurso. A total of 36 teams from all over the North took part and a very high standard of bowls was on view all day.
MAKE SURE 2006 STAYS IN YOUR MEMORY FOREVER Discover Iceland and have an adventure of a lifetime A zest for life is what the British Lung Foundation (BLF) is calling for in 2006! Dynamic, adventurous types ready to take on a BLF challenge are encouraged to apply for a place on the Icecap Trek, (Iceland) between 26 Aug - 3 Sept 2006. Iceland is a land of volcanic landscapes, mountains, glaciers, hot springs, geysers and waterfalls.
Yes we know it's winter but lots of clubs are actively gearing for the better weather. If the diving below the water is not for you as yesterdays ad how about on top of it.
Want to try SCUBA diving? Contact Caithness Diving Club for details of how you can learn with the club..
Twenty seven new “Active Schools Coordinators” were welcomed into their new active lifestyle promoting roles in Highland primary schools by the Chairman of The Highland Council’s Education Culture and Sport Committee and the Chief Executive of sportscotland. Highland Councillor Andrew Anderson and Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland welcomed the new Active Schools Coordinators (Primary) today at Inverness Leisure along with Highland Council members and staff, NHS Highland health promotion and public health lead managers.
FITNESS FOR ALL Starting Mon 9th Jan 2006 At North School Gym Classes Men 6.30pm - 7.30pm Women 7.30pm - 8.30pm Cost £20 for 6 sessions Contact - William Beattie 01955 605177 .