With no schools’ football being played at present, and for the forseeable future, here’s a look back at schools’ football in season 1998-1999.
Please note age grouping were moved forward a year in the early 2000s therefore our Under 12 Shield became the Under 13 Shield etc.
Welcome from SSFA President John Gold
A warm welcome to season 1998-1999. The last season of the 20th century!
Our shield competition progressed extremely well throughout the year in spite of exceptionally wet weather. Schools, in general, met deadlines allowing both semi-finals and finals to be played at senior grounds such as Pittodrie, Easter Road, New Bayview, Forthbank, East End Park, Love Street, Ibrox, Firs Park, McDiarmid Park and Prestonfield. Due to redevelopment, we were unable to stage the Under 18 final at Hampden Park.Forthbank Stadium however, proved to be an excellent substitute venue.
Uddingston Grammar beat St Ambrose High 3-2 in a thrilling final, watched by a large crowd from both schools.
After launching our Girls Under 15 shield competition last season we continued with the development of Girls football by introducing our Girls’ Senior Shield. Kirkland High from Methill were our first winners, beating Our lady and St Patrick’s High 5-1 at McDiarmid Park.