MUSSELBURGH Windsor under-13s girls’ team have enjoyed an “unbelievable” season.

The girls won the Kim Little South-East Performance First Division title and were League Cup finalists, losing out to a strong Hearts side in the final.

Michael Windram, who coaches the side along with Rab Taylor, told Courier Sport it had been an “incredible and unbelievable season” for the youngsters, who became the first side outwith Hibs or Hearts to claim the league since its inception six years ago.

Windram said: “The girls can be very proud of what they have achieved.”

They started the league campaign and League Cup and Scottish Cup ties with high hopes.

And good early form propelled them up the league table with just one defeat in their first seven games.

As the second half of the season got under way, the girls went on a five-game winning run to go five points clear at the top.

A 5-2 win over the young Jambos was the turning point, according to Windram, who said: “I think this was the moment that the Windsor girls realised that they could do something special.

“With just two games to go and six points clear of Boroughmuir Thistle, the league was in their hands.”

And they secured the wins they needed to get their hands on the trophy – breaking the Edinburgh clubs’ stranglehold on the title.

Meanwhile, in the Scottish Cup, the girls reached the last 16 before defeat to Bayside U13s, while in the League Cup they made it all the way to the final before being defeated by arch-rivals Hearts.

On that defeat, the coach added: “They may not have won the League Cup, but they were not disgraced and were proud to have made it so far.”

And the girls were presented with the League Trophy and medals at their Presentation Evening on Friday evening, which their coach said was a “fitting way to celebrate their success.”

Windram’s contribution to the Honest Toun club was also recognised.

He was “honoured” after winning a national award for Grassroots Volunteer of the Year for girls and women’s football

The 48-year-old, an administrative assistant with a lighting and stage hire company, was invited to Hampden where he was presented with the award by Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish.

On his own achievements, Windram told Courier Sport: “I may have won the Award however I couldn’t do what I do without the support of Rab, my wife Lynn and my children Jordan and Samantha.

“We also have a tremendous group of girls at the club and the most supportive parents that coaches could ask for.

“There are many unsung heroes in the girls’ game that give up their time and could have been up on the stage with me accepting the award so that’s what makes it so special and humbling to have been chosen to receive it.”