Last week, the first inter-schools under 15 girl’s football festival was held at the Palmerston Arena.
The tournament was run by Dumfries and Galloway Council in partnership with Queen of the South women’s football club, and five schools took part.
Organisers claimed "real talents" were shown by some of the participants.
The council says further festivals and competitions are now being planned to encourage more girls to play football for their schools and local clubs.
GOAL QUEENS. Lyle the scorer - QOS 1:0 St Johnstone
Queen of the South have confirmed that midfielder Kevin Dzierzawski has joined Peterhead on loan for the rest of the season.
He will continue to train with the Queens squad.
Also leaving Palmerston is Under 20 player, Lyndon Dykes.
Another of the clubs Under 20 squad, Dominic Slattery has joined the South of Scotland side, Heston Rovers, on a Development Loan.
He will remain eligible to turn out for Queens in the Development league.
Queen of the South have now completed a deal for midfielder Mark Millar.
The ex-Dundee United and Falkirk player who has been playing at Peterhead has signed until the end of the season.
Queen of the South play top of the table Hearts in the Scottish Championship tomorrow.
The Doonhamers and their fans had plenty to celebrate at their Christmas party at Palmerston Park.
They're still third in a division featuring a trio of super-heavyweights in Rangers, Hearts and Hibs.
So everyone at the club was delighted to take the chance this week to thank the supporters who've helped the club exceed expectations so far this season.
Plastic football pitches have become increasingly popular in our region, according to one Cumbrian company.
Queen of the South, Annan Athletic and Stranraer FC all play on artificial surfaces.
Carlisle United also have a synthetic training pitch, despite Football League clubs rejecting plans to reintroduce them to League One and Two games.
Support in Sport made the Blues' training pitch.
New Queen of the South manager James Fowler is expecting a tough first game in charge against Hearts.
But he's confident his team can get a positive result at home on Saturday.
A former Queen of the South player has pleaded guilty to assaulting a man outside a Dumfries pub last October.
Ryan McGuffie, 34, punched Graham Neish, causing him to fall to the ground. The victim was taken to Dumfries Infirmary where he underwent surgery, but has made a full recovery.
The court was told the assault happened after something was said by Neish, and McGuffie verbally challenged him.
Sheriff George Jamieson called for background reports and deferred sentencing until October 28.
McGuffie, who has been with St. Alban’s Saints in Victoria, was said to be staying at his father’s address in Dumfries.
Queen of the South have named their new manager: James Fowler.
He joined the club as a player-coach in the summer, and was put in temporary control after Jim McIntyre left to join Ross County.
Before taking the reigns at Palmerston he spent most of his career at Kilmarnock, where he made 401 appearances in the former Scottish Premier League - a record.
“I felt when I was given the opportunity that I had to work towards that and I feel that I’ve done that with the preparations and stuff. So not too much will change.”
Queen of the South are due to unveil their new manager later.
The club has called a press conference for two o'clock this afternoon (September 30). Queens have been without a manager since Jim McIntyre left for Ross County three weeks ago.