Everyone at the club are so proud of Team Highlands fantastic efforts at the GB Special Olympics in Sheffield last week. Community Coach Chris Cameron who was part of the football team had a very memorable time in what was his third time competing. Chris picked up along with his footballing teammates a Silver medal having been narrowly beaten in the Gold medal match by a team they drew with in their group. As a football club we recognise the hard work dedication and commitment it takes to prepare a team to compete at such a high level and pass on our sincere congratulations to not only Peter Corbett and the footballing team but the entire delegation from highland.
TEAM HIGHLAND PLAYERS PROUDLY DISPLAYING THEIR MEDALS AT THE TULLOCH CALEDONIAN STADIUM
On Monday 7th August the team set off at 7am and arrived in Sheffield around 5pm where they stayed in Sheffield University Campus.
On Tuesday 8th August they played Forth Valley region from Scotland winning 2-1 with goals from Joe Campbell and Michael Mackay and Lothian region from Scotland winning 3-2 with goals from Joe Campbell (2) and Michael Mackay. In the evening they attended the Games Opening Ceremony at Bramhall Lane ( home to Sheffield United F.C. ) where we did a lap of the park and were greeted by thousands of family and friends and the people of Sheffield.
On Wednesday 9th August there were no games while divisioning sorted out.
On Thursday 10th August the team played Yorkshire and Humberside drawing 1-1 with our goal from Joe Campbell.
Friday 11th August………FINALS DAY ! Played Glasgow West in semi-final winning 2-1 with goals from Joe Campbell and Joe Mackenzie. Lost 3-0 to Yorkshire and Humberside in Final. Received Silver Medal at Awards Ceremony.
On Saturday 12th August they left Sheffield at 7am and back in Inverness for 4pm…….HURRAH !!
On Saturday the club hosted it first ever open day for ticket holders in the P and J lounge where the fans were the heart of the club and within this set up we had distinguished guests for the Highland football team who won the Silver medal at the GB Special Olympics led by Peter Corbett and Mark Sloggie they were introduced as guests and gave everyone a feel of what they had achieved. At half time we welcomed them on to the pitch and the players along with their medals completed a lap of honour which was warmly appreciated by all in the stands.