Season 1997-1998

With no schools’ football being played at present, and for the forseeable future, here’s a look back at schools’ football in season 1997-1998.

Welcome from SSFA President Bob Docherty

Robert Docherty - President

This season was one of the most successful seasons in the history of the SSFA.

Our Under 15 National Squad won six out of seven international games making them British Champions. Our Under 18s competed in the Centenary Shield for the first time in eleven years and almost won the tournament.

Larbert High School won the Senior Shield beating Holyrood Secondary School 3-1 in a keenly contested final at Hampden Park. Holyrood were favourites having previously won the U13, U14 and U15 Shields.

John Ogilvie won the Under 16 Shield. St Margaret’s High School, Airdrie the Under 15 Shield.  Torry Academy won the very first Girls’ under 15 Shield.  St Patrick’s High School, Coatbridge the Under 14 Shield and Musselburgh Grammar the Under 13 Shield.

My congratulations and best wishes to all school footballers throughout the country, whether winners or not, who undoubtedly get a great deal of pleasure from their involvement in the greatest game in the world!


Champions of Scotland

Under 13 Shield Winners - Musselburgh Grammar
Under 14 Shield Winners - St Patrick's High School
Under 15 Shield Winners - St Margaret's Airdrie
Under 15s Girls' Shield Winners - Torry Academy
Under 16 Shield Winners - John Ogilvie High School
Senior Shield Winners - Larbert High School

National Fives Finals

Our National five a side finals were played for at Under 12, Under 13 and Girls levels.

In the Under 12s Cardinal Newman beat Lasswade 3-1 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in the final.

Bridge of Don won the Under 13s final, beating Holy Cross 3-2 on penalties after a goaless final.

In the girls finals St Augustine’s High School from Edinburgh topped the table with 6 points.  Runners up were Our Lady’s and St Pat’s High School with 3 points,.

Some of the schools involved

Trinity High School 12s
St Columba's High School 12s
Lasswade High School 12s
Dumfries High School 12s
St Augustine's High School 12s
Kirkcaldy High School 12s
Cardinal Newman High School 12s
Mearns Castle High School 12s
Renfrew High School 13s
Musselburgh Grammar 13s
Holyrood Secondary 13s
Holycross High School 13s
Saint Joseph's College 13s
St Andrew's Academy 13s