Press release -

Comeback for midnight football leagues

Midnight football makes a return at two locations in Moray next week.

League competitions, sponsored by the SFA and the Bank of Scotland, will get under way at Elgin High School and Keith Sports and Community Centre on Friday, January 15 and will run every week until March 18.

Sessions will be held from 8pm to 9.30pm and are open to 12 to 17-year-olds, both male and female, and are free.

The aim of the midnight leagues is to give youngsters something to do on a Friday evening at a time of year when outdoor activities are limited.

Players can enter either as individuals or as a team of up to eight.

The leagues, which have been running successfully since 2006, are again being delivered through Moray Council’s sports development section with qualified SFA coaches in attendance.

Further information is available by calling 01343 563657.


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Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

Press contacts

Sharon Dunbar

Press contact Media and Communications Officer 01343 563046

Peter Jones

Press contact Communications manager Press, public communications, social media, events, FOI, campaigns, crisis comms. 01343 563601