The SPAR Future Stars Finals 1 Day is held in Scotland by the SPAR UK partner

April 17, 2023

The SPAR Future Stars Finals Day is held in Scotland by the SPAR UK partner.


On March 30, the SPAR UK Partner in Scotland held its second girls football SPAR Future Stars national finals day. Approximately 400 girls competed in the event, and two teams were honoured with the related winning Cup.

The SPAR Future Stars finals day is the culmination of months of football that has been played across Scotland by teams of girls aged between 12 and 16 in teams of eight in local and regional rounds.

These teams have competed in the SPAR Future Stars competition.
Improving football at the grassroots level
SPAR Scotland, in conjunction with the Scottish Football Association, has been a sponsor of the Scotland Women’s National Team since 2019.

As a direct result of this sponsorship, the company has decided to encourage girls to participate in grassroots football by launching the SPAR Scotland Future Stars Cup in the year 2020.

This year’s competition saw a significant geographic range among the teams who took part; teams came from as far south as the Scottish Borders and as far north as Dingwall in the far north of Scotland.

Participation rates that are higher
There were a total of 300 teams representing 200 different schools that competed in the competition at the local level all around the United States. On the day of the finals for this year’s competition, all age categories were represented, and the winner teams and runners up were awarded medals.

Additionally, Braeview Academy and Holy Cross High School were awarded the highly sought SPAR Stars Cups. The competition was organised and supervised by community coaches from the Scottish FA, who did an excellent job of recruiting teams and organising rounds at the local and regional levels.

Pedro Martinez Losa, the head coach of the Scotland Women’s National Team (SWNT), and Lauren Davidson, a member of the team who made a player appearance, were both there on the day in question.

Lauren has recently scored her maiden goal for Scotland and is presently leading the league in goals scored in the Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL). The football competition is a platform for schoolgirls to engage in a competitive event.

It is aimed at participants between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. On that particular day, there were approximately four hundred young women who took part in the event. They were split into thirty-six teams and represented both age categories (S1 and S2 and S3 and S4).

The Chief Executive Officer of SPAR Scotland, Colin McLean, stated that the company had a wonderful time supporting all of the girls teams who were competing in the 2023 SPAR Stars Cup. Observing their remarkable abilities being put to use on the pitch has been incredibly impressive.

And it’s even more exciting that there are so many young women taking part in the tournament. We have high hopes that one of these girls will eventually be selected to play for the SWNT.

The SPAR Stars programme is a very worthwhile project. We want to encourage schoolgirls from every community in Scotland to take part in this exciting competition, and a healthy lifestyle that includes eating well and being active is a great fit with our CSR goals.

The stadium was branded with the name of SPAR Scotland in promotion of the event. There was a considerable rise in the number of teams competing in the competition this year, and there were a total of 1,800 girls who took part in the activity.

Source: SPAR Scotland

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The UK became a SPAR member in 1956 when SPAR International granted the SPAR licence to a group of independent wholesalers. As a result, there are now five regional partners in the UK.

A central office in London provides national marketing and buying services for the group.

SPAR has led the highly competitive convenience market in the UK for many years. Always innovative, the five regional partners continue to grow the brand. SPAR UK comprises independently owned licensed retailers and company-owned stores. These include forecourts, airports, train stations, city centres, and local neighbourhood stores.

The SPAR Future Stars Finals Day is held in Scotland

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