News release - sports release
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has lodged a motion in Parliament to congratulate Wick Academy FC on their recent success in reaching the second round of the Scottish Cup.
Mr Gibson recognised the commitment put in at all levels of the club:
"What a fantastic result for Wick Academy on Saturday - a marvellous achievement considering the travelling involved - but the win must have made the trip home a lot easier!"
"We hope that all the Highland League teams still involved in the Scottish Cup, whether it be replays this Saturday or the second round on 25 October, continue in this fine form and advance even further in the competition."
"This success is so important to the continuing development of football and sport in the Highlands and these are players that our youngsters can look up to and try to emulate."
Copy of Motion
S3M-02643 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Wick Academy FC Advance— That the Parliament congratulates Wick Academy FC for advancing to the second round of the Scottish Cup with a fantastic win against St Cuthberts FC on Saturday 27 September 2008; recognises the importance of this success to developing football in the Highlands; applauds the players for their commitment to the club and enduring one of the longest round trips for a single game in Scottish Cup history, and wishes Wick Academy and all the Highland League teams good luck for the replays on Saturday 4 October 2008 and the second round on Saturday 25 October 2008.