Tat’s the way to do it for proud David

Tat­too marks spe­cial oc­ca­sion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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