Badenoch & Strathspey Ladies Shinty Club
|Badenoch & Strathspey|
|Full name||Badenoch & Strathspey Ladies Shinty Club|
|Gaelic name||Comann Camanachd Boireannaich Bhaideanach agus Shrath Spe|
|Ground||The Eilan & The Dell|
|League||National League One|
The club fields one side, in the National League. They won the Valerie Fraser Trophy in 2013.
Badenoch is a traditionallty strong area of shinty with Kingussie Camanachd and Newtonmore Camanachd Clubs being strong forces in the men's game. However, there was no permamanet presence for women's shinty in the area after the shortlived Kingussie women's team folded in 2004 until the B&S was set up in 2008. The club uses both of the male team's grounds and is therefore not affiliated with one club in particular.
The club has swiftly developed and has provided internationalists to the Scottish Women's Team. The club has won a lot of trophies and plaudits in a short time. The club stepped up to the National Division in 2010 and performed admirably despite finishing fourth out of four teams.
The club dropped into the North Division Two and although they were very strong, they still required a play-off to win the division in March 2012 against Glengarry's second team. B&S had already secured promotion to the National League as Glengarry were ineligible for promotion due to their first team already playing in the league.
In the 2013 Valerie Fraser Trophy Final, against a highly fancied Glasgow Mid Argyll side, B&S upset the odds with a 3-1 victory, capped by the winning goal of Jane Nicol who had helped set up the club in the final game of her career.
Strathspey Camanachd are setting up a women's team in 2015, whether this will impact upon the name of the club remains to be seen.