Moray MP Douglas Ross has praised Buckie Ladies FC in the House of Commons after the team recently won the Highlands and Islands League Cup.
Douglas used the weekly Business Questions to congratulate manager Melissa Smith and the players on winning the club’s first piece of silverware, which was achieved only five years after the club was formed.
He said that the club are a great success story for Buckie and Moray and also praised them for all that they do to promote women’s football in the area.
Leader of the House of Commons Mark Spencer MP joined Douglas in congratulating Buckie, while also sparing a thought for Sutherland Women who Buckie beat on penalties.
Douglas says he hopes Buckie Ladies can build on their success and says the current Euro 2022 tournament shows the current growth in women’s football across the country.
Moray MP Douglas Ross said: “I was pleased to have this opportunity to highlight the great success of Buckie Ladies FC in the House of Commons.
“This was a terrific achievement by Mel Smith and her group of players in winning the League Cup recently, especially given the pressure penalties always bring.
“Winning their first piece of silverware after only starting the club five years ago is testament to the work everyone involved with Buckie Ladies have done to build the club in such a short space of time.
“They are a real success story for the town and the whole of Moray and I wish them every success going forward.”