Match raises £850 in memory of Kyle
Family and friends of popular amateur footballer Kyle Livingston pulled on their boots and played a charity match in his memory.
The Kyle Livingstone Select and Greenhills Dynamo 2008 paid tribute to the tragic 23-year-old former EK Amateurs, EK Accies and Whitehills Amateurs player at K-Park on November 18.
The event was organised by Kyle’s grandad Tommy Livingston, who ran the successful Greenhills Dynamo team.
A whopping £850 raised was donated to the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) who supported the Stewartfield electrician’s family following his sudden death on August 12.
Kyle’s dad Joe Welsh told the News: “The two teams playing on the day were the Kyle Livingston Select versus Greenhills Dynamo 2008 who all kindly pulled the boots on again after many years.
“Kyle’s grampa Tommy Livingston was the architect of the whole day, arranging everything that we needed.
“A special mention to K-Park for kindly donating the pitch to us for the game and East Kilbride Rugby Club, who kindly let us use their facilities for a get-together afterwards where all the players, friends and family could meet up and talk about the highs and Team lows of the match. Another big thank you to the girls from Rolland Fillings in the Murray Square who kindly supplied the large buffet. They did an excellent job.”
The game finished 6-2 to the Kyle Livingston Select with Kyle’s 16-year-old sister Kayla coming on in the second half to score a hat-trick to the delight of her family and friends in the crowd.
Joe, 43, added: “We can’t thank everyone enough. Hopefully they know how grateful we are and we look forward to doing it all again next year.”
Kyle Livingston Select with Kyle’s grandad Tommy, centre, and sister Kayla third from left. Right: Footballer Kyle