An East Renfrewshire girl’s football eleven has won a nationwide competition to train with the Scotland Women’s Team.

Giffnock FC Under 16’s were nominated for the prize by local shoppers as part of a promotion sponsored by Marks and Spencer.

The youth side, who recently reached the final of the Scottish Women’s Football Youth Challenge Cup, are expected to meet up with the national team next spring.

Hibs and Scotland centre-back, Leah Eddie delivered the good news at their win at their home ground at the Giffnock Soccer Centre in Auldhouse, Glasgow, recently.

The competition ran during the summer where M&S shoppers nominated their local school or grassroots football club to win the top prize. 

All customers had to do was buy a product featuring the retailer’s ‘Eat Well’ logo and for every item they bought it was an entry into the competition.

Head coach Kenny Wilson said: “We are thrilled that we have won this amazing competition. 

“Our under 16 girls have done so well, reaching a recent final, that we felt it would be perfect to celebrate their success and train with the women that inspire them every day.”

Leah Eddie added: “It was a pleasure to surprise the girls at the club – they were so excited to find out they had won. 

“I really hope they enjoy the session – who knows maybe one of them will be a future international star.”

Sharry Cramond, M&S Marketing director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to give this amazing prize as part of our partnership with the Scotland football teams.”

Giffnock FC has more than 1,000 players across all age groups, both male and female.