Rangers fans’ boost for youth football

Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters' Club members Jamie McEachran, Ross Souden and Dick McFadzean, back, presented the cheque to youngsters from Campbeltown and District Football Association.
Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters' Club members Jamie McEachran, Ross Souden and Dick McFadzean, back, presented the cheque to youngsters from Campbeltown and District Football Association.

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Young footballers from Campbeltown are celebrating after netting a £1,500 boost from Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters’ Club (RSC).

Each year, the Rangers Football Club fans invite former ‘Gers players to take part in the charity reds versus blues Jimmy Taylor Memorial Cup football match.

At this year’s match, held at Campbeltown’s all-weather pitch on Saturday July 3, the red team was captained by Charlie Miller, while Alex Rae was in charge of the blues.

That evening they were joined by fellow former Rangers players Ian Durrant and Derek Ferguson at a question and answer social event at Argyll Bowling Club.

Each year, the event raises money for a different charity through a collection bucket and half-time raffle as well as donations from sponsors.

Last Friday, Campbeltown Loyal RSC members Ross Souden, Jamie McEachran and Dick McFadzean presented a cheque for the £1,500 raised this year to Campbeltown and District Juvenile Football Association (CDJFA) which coaches the beautiful game to more than 200 youngsters.

A Campbeltown Loyal RSC spokesperson said: ‘The club would like to thank all sponsors for their help and contributions to make the event so successful; thanks to Charles McFadyen at McFadyens Transport, Campbeltown Motor Company, Glenside Tractors, Café Bluebell, Rosie’s Rolls, The Kilbrannan Bar and all the club members and others who supported this charity event.’

A CDJFA spokesperson added: ‘It’s a fantastic amount of money raised. Everyone at the club is very grateful for this generous donation.

‘Thank you very much to all at Campbeltown Loyal RSC and to all who supported their efforts.’