Anah on the ball with strip design!

Forest Pitch strip designs unveiled'''The designs for the four strips to be worn by the teams playing in the Forest Pitch matches on 21 July 2012 were unveiled at the Scottish Football Museum today, Tuesday 7 February 2012. The announcement was made by Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport. ''Following a nationwide primary school competition, which saw over 2,000 young people submit designs, a shortlist of 30 was selected, all of which will be on show in an exhibition at the Scottish Football Museum from today until 15 July 2012. The four winning designs were created by: 10-year old Kerr Carlyle from Dalmilling Primary School, Ayr; 11-year old Anah Dodds from Letham Primary School, Fife; 10-year old Mia Gordon from Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh and 9-year old Amelia Purkis from Lilliesleaf Primary School, Melrose. 10-year old Ben Logan from Maxwellton Primary School, East Kilbride received a special commendation.'Pictures by Chris James  6/2/12
Forest Pitch strip designs unveiled'''The designs for the four strips to be worn by the teams playing in the Forest Pitch matches on 21 July 2012 were unveiled at the Scottish Football Museum today, Tuesday 7 February 2012. The announcement was made by Shona Robison MSP, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport. ''Following a nationwide primary school competition, which saw over 2,000 young people submit designs, a shortlist of 30 was selected, all of which will be on show in an exhibition at the Scottish Football Museum from today until 15 July 2012. The four winning designs were created by: 10-year old Kerr Carlyle from Dalmilling Primary School, Ayr; 11-year old Anah Dodds from Letham Primary School, Fife; 10-year old Mia Gordon from Edinburgh Academy, Edinburgh and 9-year old Amelia Purkis from Lilliesleaf Primary School, Melrose. 10-year old Ben Logan from Maxwellton Primary School, East Kilbride received a special commendation.'Pictures by Chris James 6/2/12
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A LETHAM Primary School pupil has won a national competition to design a football kit for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Anah Dodds (11) is one of just four winners selected by Scottish Sport Minister Shona Robison from the 2000 children who took part.

Fellow Letham youngsters Struan Anderson (9) and Ruby Weller (10) also did their school proud in the contest, reaching the shortlist of 30.

Anah’s strip will be worn by one of the teams taking part in the Forest Pitch project created by north east Fife artist Craig Coulthard.

COMPETITION

Craig (30) beat off stiff competition to win the £460,000 commission as part of the cultural spin-off to the Olympic Games in London.

Forest Pitch will see a football ground installed within woodland near Selkirk.

On July 21 two amateur football matches — one men’s game and one women’s game — will be played on the pitch, with teams comprising recent British citizens or people with indefinite leave to remain who are currently living in Scotland.

After the matches the site will be taken over by nature and is to be accessible to the public for up to 60 years.

Funded by National Lottery cash, the piece is intended to explore issues of national identity, community, landscape and memory.

BOLD

Craig, who grew up in Balmullo and attended Madras College, whittled down the 2000 entrants into the shortlist of 30.

He said: “It was incredibly challenging to select the shortlist.

“What I particularly liked about Anah’s design was the bold combination of different patterns and the use of watercolours.

“I loved Ruby’s use of forest greens in a graphic angular pattern, and the energetic pencil work and the action packed drawing of a shot at goal in Struan’s design.”