Tat’s the way to do it for proud David
Tattoo marks special occasion
A Cambuslang dad decided on a unique way to mark his son’s football team winning a tournament - by getting the trophy tattooed on his leg.
David Goldie, 35, is a coach to the Drumsagard Blues 2007 team.
And he was so pleased when the side, which contained his eight-year-old son, also David, scooped the top prize at the recent Robert Currie Football Festival he decided to have a permanent reminder inked onto his right calf.
The win was a terrific end to the season for the lads, who didn’t lose a single game in the Lanarkshire Football District Association.
Former St Bride’s and Trinity pupil David told the Reformer he had hopes to keep the tattoo a secret.
He laughed: “That’s why I went for the leg, I didn’t think anyone would see it.
“But a lot of folk found out and now it’s spread like wildfire.
“We’ve had this group of kids since primary one and the boys have been brilliant.
“It’s just been a great season and to go and win that competition and have my own son involved was just such a special memory.
“I wanted something to mark the occasion. It wasn’t even so much winning, just the togetherness of everyone, between the boys and parents and all the teams who supported each other. That’s what it is all about.”
David - who also has another son, Aidan, 5, and twins Andrew and Ella, 2 - is no stranger to the limelight having worked in the music business over in the USA.
Under the stage name David John, he toured with 50 Cent and worked with the likes of Snoop Dog and Ed Sheeran.
In 2012 he even attended the Brit Awards but he had to return to Scotland after the murder of his manager Chris Lightly.
Now back in Kirkhill, he is still involved in the music business as a producer, writer and performer, but coaches the Drumsagard 2007s in his spare time alongside Peter McCreadie.
And he reckons the tattoo received a mixed reaction from the lads.
“I showed it off at our presentation at the weekend.
“Some of the boys thought it was brilliant but others were asking why I had done it.
“I just wanted to capture what we have achieved. No matter what happens from here, we will always have this season.”
Cambuslang football side Drumsagard Blue were celebrating after topping a prestigious tournament.
The 2007 side competed in the Robert Currie Football Festival and topped their group with four wins from four before moving on to a semi-final with Clyde.
After coming from 1-0 down to lead 2-1, the local lads conceded a late goal to send the match to penalties.
Young goalkeeper Kai Mitchell proved to be the hero, saving the vital kick to send them through.
In the final, the boys played defending champions Hillwood.
It looked like Hillwood were set to hold on to their trophy as they took a 2-0 lead in at half-time, but strikes from Joe Hamilton and a cracker from Jay Donnelly drew Drumsagard level.
Again the match was decided by penalties and it was Joe Hamilton who fired home the winning kick.
The team, coached by Peter McCreadie and David Goldie, were unbeaten all season and had won their league only the day before their triumph over Hillwood.
Inked David now has a permanent reminder of the team’s success
Coach David Goldie is a coach at Drumsagard 2007s