Young­sters en­joy an un­par­al­leled year of glory

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Back Page - Will Hen­shaw

A Cam­bus­lang boys football team have se­cured a his­toric tre­ble in their most suc­cess­ful sea­son ever.

The Cam­bus­lang Football Club 2000 team play in La­nark­shire Di­vi­sion A, the top di­vi­sion in their age bracket.

The team cur­rently play their home matches at the Jock Stein Football Cen­tre in Hamil­ton, but are com­prised of boys from Cam­bus­lang.

Their suc­cess­ful cam­paign started last Au­gust, when they won the Land O’Burns Football Tour­na­ment, beat­ing Moor­lands 1-0 at Cum­nock in Ayr­shire.

They also se­cured the league cham­pi­onship by one point, and De­clan Coleman was top scorer with 23 goals.

And they also won the Cen­tral Scot­land Re­gional Cup, beat­ing East Kil­bride Gold Football Club 2-1 in the fi­nal at Sten­house­muir’s ground in June.

The team are one of the most suc­cess­ful in the coun­try, and many of their play­ers have gone on to sign pro youth con­tracts.

Man­ager Stephen Ful­ton said: “it’s a mas­sive achieve­ment. This is the sec­ond time we’ve won the league and Cen­tral Scot­land Re­gional Cup, but get­ting the tre­ble is ter­rific. Win­ning the league is in it­self a great achieve­ment, but all of our play­ers and ded­i­cated and give it their all. To win the cups as well is re­ally some­thing to be proud of.

“The Cen­tral Scot­land Re­gional Cup is made up of teams from all over Scot­land, so it is a big deal to win that. We have a great group of play­ers here. We play in the top league and we’re hop­ing to win it again next year.”

Cam­bus­lang Football Club was formed in 2011. They presently have age groups at 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006 level. On their web­site, their ethos is: “to of­fer a se­cure en­vi­ron­ment for kids to ex­press them­selves on and of the field, hon­our and in­tegrity are core val­ues within the club.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the club, visit their of­fi­cial web­site at http:// www. cam­bus­lang­foot­ball­

Tre­ble yell The Cam­bus­lang Football Club 2000 team with their tro­phies

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