A fes­ti­val of foot­ball

Lennox Herald - - SPORTS - Carla Don­ald

The sun was shin­ing at re­cently for young foot­ballers at clubs through­out the area as they took part in their first He­lens­burgh Subaru Tour­na­ment hosted by Ar­den­caple FC.

Boys and girls born in 2008-2010 from Hal­dane, Dumbarton River­side, Dumbarton United, Jamestown, An­to­nine, Drum­chapel United, Drum­chapel Ams, Ar­den­caple and He­lens­burgh all got to­gether to show off their skills at the re­cent tour­na­ment at Her­mitage Academy.

Spon­sored by the Subaru branch in He­lens­burgh, around 200 kids gath­ered to­gether for the tour­na­ment in the glo­ri­ous sun­shine.

Ar­den­caple coach,Robert Hol­land, was de­lighted with the sup­port and said: “We are so happy that He­lens­burgh Subaru has com­mit­ted to spon­sor­ing us.

“The dealer’s sup­port will help us to con­tinue to de­velop the boys as in­di­vid­ual play­ers and as a team”.

Leona Bar­clay, mar­ket­ing con­troller at He­lens­burgh Subaru was also pleased to of­fer the He­lens­burgh car dealer’s sup­port. She added: “It’s a plea­sure to spon­sor Ar­den­caple’s Ju­nior teams.

“He­lens­burgh Subaru is keen to sup­port sport at all lev­els and we wish them the best of luck for the rest of the sea­son.

“Thank you to all the young play­ers, coaches, par­ents and a big thank you to Ar­den­caple FC for or­gan­is­ing this great event.”

In other tour­na­ments, Ar­den­caple also brought an end to this year’s se­ries of an­nual Toy­ota Tour­na­ment last Sun­day, when the 2007 age group played host to teams from Dumbarton River­side, Dumbarton United and Drum­chapel United. A large crowd turned up to sup­port the event and they were treated to some won­der­ful play and sport­ing be­haviour on show from all teams.

Ar­den­caple chair­man Craig Hol­born and Ernie Cowan from He­lens­burgh Toy­ota pre­sented medals to the play­ers and ad­dressed the crowd at the end of the tour­na­ment, thank­ing ev­ery­one - play­ers, their par­ents and fam­ily mem­bers, and their coaches – as well as Ar­den­caple mums for their con­tin­ued sup­port and con­tribut­ing to­wards yet an­other suc­cess­ful event.

Craig said: “What a great end to this year’s se­ries of Toy­ota spon­sored tour­na­ments.

“We were blessed with a bright and sunny day so that ev­ery­one in­volved could en­joy the tremen­dous skills on dis­play.

“A mas­sive vote of thanks to all con­cerned at He­lens­burgh Toy­ota for their much val­ued sup­port and on-go­ing spon­sor­ship.

“Quite sim­ply, grass­roots foot­ball could not sur­vive in Scot­land with­out the con­tin­ued sup­port and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance from lo­cal busi­nesses, and we at Ar­den­caple FC are very grate­ful to He­lens­burgh Toy­ota and in­deed all of our very gen­er­ous spon­sors.”

All to­gether The Ar­den­caple Subaru team

Match ac­tion Ar­den­caple FC team

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