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Stena Line rewards young talent at the Stranraer 400 football tournament

Press Release   •   May 22, 2017 16:24 BST

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Stranraer becoming a Royal Borough, four-hundred boys and girls from across Dumfries and Galloway gathered at the 3G pitch at the Academy to play football.

The 3G pitch was provided courtesy of Stranraer Football Club and ferry company Stena Line gave away family sailings to three lucky winners.

Orla Noonan, Head of Travel – Irish Sea North, Stena Line, said: “We’re delighted to be part of the Stranraer 400 Football Tournament. The plucky players who took part showed some great skills on the pitch and we were delighted to offer three of the nine teams represented on the day with a family return sailing on our Cairnryan – Belfast route.”

Head of Youth Development for Stranraer Football Club, Allan Jenkins, who began his senior career with SFC in 1998 and made over 200 appearances for the club, was singing the praises of the kids: “We made sure everyone had a great day and presented every child who took part with a medal. I was so impressed with the effort put in by all of our boys and girls.”

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For further information please contact Michael McCrory of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast (028) 9073 0880,

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

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