On offer was a first prize of ï¿½0 worth of football equipment, with two
runners-up prizes each of ï¿½0 worth of football equipment. Individual or collective entries were allowed
and a marvellous response saw twelve schools take part with 175 entries in total.
Morton club captain Derek Collins agreed to judge the entries and he had a difficult
task whittling the entries down to a final three, but after careful selection chose the following:
Derek remarked that his chosen winning entry, submitted by St Josephs Primary, encapsulated the final
day of the season.
- St Patricks
- Lady Alice
- St Josephs
Warren meets the kids
Thirty children from the three winning schools were invited along to Cappielow last Thursday
where they watched John McCormack put the squad through their paces in preparation for the game against
Airdrie on Saturday. The kids then had their photos taken with the Third Division trophy and then it was
out onto the trackside to get some autographs and have their pictures taken with the likes of David McGregor,
Jani Uotinen, Phil Cannie and Alex Williams - a firm favourite with the youngsters!
John McCormack also made time to smile for the camera and posed for photos
with many of the children. With Derek Collins still involved in the training session, Warren Hawke
was only too glad to stand in and, once finished, Derek immediately came over to join the rest of his
teammates, much to the delight of the children. Each pupil who entered the competition was awarded a
signed certificate by Derek Collins. A Morton crest football plus 100 æ
¿ids for a quidï¿½ tickets, purchased
by the Trust, will be distributed to each competing school.
The Winning Entry
Overall, it was a most enjoyable day out for all involved and hopefully more
schools will be invited along to Cappielow throughout the season. We would hope that projects like this
enhance the name of the Trust and go a little bit of the way to help rebuild the Morton brand name in the local
Lisa Quigley of the Active Primary School Project, Warren Hawke, GMSTs Danny Goodwin
and some of the winners.
An exhibition of the competition entries will run from December 1st until Christmas at the
Central Library in Clyde Square.