EKFC Galaxy Girls shrugged off the hurt of being edged out of the title to celebrate a superb season together at K Park last week. Galaxy’s under-13 side - who finished runners-up in the league to Ayrshire side Tass Thistle - were presented with their medals at the Training Academy with EKFC secretary Dave McKenna there to share in a great night.
One league defeat in a 6-5 thriller against Tass cost the EKFC girls on a title run-in blighted by the fact that the Ayrshire side were awarded the points from their final two games, which were not played – a crying shame after such a tight chase all season.
Coach Scott Robertson and his team, though, will now move on and focus on the positives and they are on the lookout for new players and coaches across the age groups as they aim to benefit.
He told the News: “We feel there is massive scope to develop the girls’ side of EKFC under the Galaxy banner and this is a key time.
“We have terrific training facilities at K Park and a real willingness to build on the successes of this season. The potential is huge and we want to use our close season before the league starts again in March to build for the challenges ahead.”
Galaxy mixed with the best the women’s game has to offer this season as treble-winning Glasgow City coach Eddie Wolecki Black and Scotland international defender Emma Fernon made the trip to K Park to take a training session with the girls under the EKFC Player Development Programme.
They left hugely impressed by the skills, enthusiasm and respect shown by the players in Robertson’s squad and that link will be built upon.
Galaxy are looking to build on those solid foundations and are seeking coaches and players as they look to run sides at Under-9s, Under-11s, Under-13s and Under-15 level next season.
Girls born in the years 1998-2005 are eligible and anyone interested should contact Claire Morrison on 07557647276. They can then look forward to the Galaxy sessions at K Park Training Academy every Tuesday night from 6-8pm.
EKFC Head of Development Iain King said: “Galaxy are a key part of the future of our club and the players and coaches did a magnificent job.
“Scott Robertson is now on the Executive Committee and I think that shows the faith the club has in him.”