LADIES shinty is on the up in West Fife after Aberdour revealed they have a second female side for developing players.

Head coach Lisa MacColl is hopeful that more women will become interested in the sport, and says that the Silver Sands team have a clutch of younger players who are already developing as potential senior players.

The club, founded by Lisa in 2001, has two senior men’s teams – Aberdour firsts and Aberdour second – who play in Marine Harvest South Division One and Two respectively, has always looked to the future.

They also have a ladies team that play in the Women’s Camanachd Association (WCA) National Division One.

Aberdour will play their second league game of the season on Sunday at home to Fort William after losing their opener to Badenoch & Strathspey Ladies.

And Lisa, who helped conduct the draw for quarter-finals of the Marine Harvest Valerie Fraser Camanachd Cup that saw Aberdour drawn away to Cowal & Bute, believes they will benefit from the development team.

They play matches in the Development League East and Lisa, who is also president of the WCA, said: “We have a second ladies team now which is a development team, and it’s great to have that.

“It’s for girls who are younger and less experienced adults, but we’re seeing a lot of young girls coming through and giving shinty a go.

“Some of their mums are also getting involved, and it’s great for the club.”

Aberdour’s cup quarter-final will be played on Sunday April 23.