Forres Girls don new AJE kits

Forres Girls Football team has been kitted out in new strips.

AJ Engineering has supplied the Club with 38 new, numbered strips.

The kits were worn for the first time when the team played away at Brora on August 26.

Graham Alexander, director and general manager at AJ Engineering said: “We were more than happy to support Forres Girls Football. We recognise the importance of getting young people into active pursuits, and we all know the benefits of being part of a team. It’s a thriving club and that is testament to the hard work of head coach Graeme Sutherland and the volunteers that give so much of their time and run the club so well. The new kits look great, and we are pleased that the players like them.”

The club which was started in 2018, now trains over 100 primary and secondary school aged girls each week. It is run with the support of around 20 volunteers.


in sport, particularly when they reach academy age is extremely important and we wanted was to ensure that there was an accessible club where everyone feels comfortable.”

Graeme Sutherland, head coach and chairman of the Club said he was delighted with the support: “This is absolutely fantastic for us. When we handed out the strips, we had numerous messages from parents saying that their daughters were delighted with the new strips. What’s great about these strips, is that they are numbered, that may not sound important, but we have never had that before. The strips look great, and it’s given the girls a real sense of pride.”

The club created as there was no designated girls football club in the area as he explained: “When we started we had around 10 or 11 girls. There was nothing specifically for girls and we just felt that it was important that there was something available. Keeping girls

He added: “Our club is affiliated to the Scottish Women’s Football so we are properly run, have good governance and insurance. Without the support of parental volunteers, it would be impossible to offer the opportunities that we do. Forres is renowned for having a huge range of clubs and organisations who rely on volunteer support and we are no different.”

“We have an Under 14s team that play in the Highland League and then every month the younger ones play in a football festival. However, there is no pressure on any of our players to attend the matches or festivals, we just want them to come to training, be with friends and enjoy themselves.”

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