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Ross County coach Iain MacIver presented with best volunteer in girls' and women's football prize from Scottish FA Grassroots Awards in Invergordon


By Andrew Henderson

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Ross County girls and women's coach Iain MacIver has been rewarded for his efforts to develop women's football in Ross-shire.

MacIver was named as the winner of the best volunteer in girls' and women's football at the Scottish FA Grassroots Awards, but true to the dedication that saw him get the accolade he elected to take a squad to Grangemouth instead of attending the ceremony.

Ross County girls and women coach Iain MacIver won the Scottish FA Grassroots Award for best volunteer in girls' and women's football. Picture: Facebook
Ross County girls and women coach Iain MacIver won the Scottish FA Grassroots Award for best volunteer in girls' and women's football. Picture: Facebook

As a result, Scottish FA representative Michael Mackenzie visited the club's training in Invergordon to hand the trophy over last night.

Ross County Girls and Women used to be known as Invergordon, but has grown significantly in the six years since starting up.

Over 100 girls attend training on a weekly basis, ranging from Primary One pupils to an under-16s squad – with an under-18s and senior squad planned for the next couple of years.

MacIver has been the club's head coach since its incarnation, overseeing the huge rise in participation from youngsters across the Highlands, with girls coming from as far afield as Wick to play for Ross County.


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