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Ardgowan Football Development Club visits Cappielow

by Site Staff

Following the sponsorship of 75 rainjackets for the players and coaches of the Wemyss Bay based Ardgowan Football Development Group, it was arranged for the AFD members to come along to Cappielow for a 'behind the scenes' tour and introduction to Greenock Morton Football Club.

Approximately 50 of the young players and (not so young) coaches made the trip up to Sinclair Street resplendent in their Trust sponsored jackets on a cold but pleasant Thursday evening. They were met by Chief Executive Gillian Donaldson and the Trust Chairman Stuart Duncan, and were then given a tour of the Cappielow facilities. This included the changing rooms, offices, hospitality suites and boardroom where the lads were treated to some soft drinks. After having the chance to sit in the comfy seats above the tunnel, those as normally used by the board and their guests, the lads then had the chance to meet the Morton squad who had just finished a training session. Photographs were taken and autographs were signed, and all in all the evening was a great success.

Marco & Derek meet the boys
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We would like to thank Gillian for the hospitality and welcome shown to AFD, and also manager John McCormack for allowing the players to meet and spend some time with the youngsters.

The obligatory group shot
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AFD were then invited to come along to Cappielow as guests of GMST for the match versus East Fife. Approximately 70 of the players and coaches were able to attend and again they proudly wore their Trust sponsored jackets. The Trusts GMFC board member Jim McColl had arranged for everyone to have entry to the ground, and were duly met once more by Stuart Duncan who in turn took them round to the seated area at the front of the revamped Cowshed. Unfortunately the game and the result were not as enjoyable as the overall day out, but hopefully the occasion of the top of the table clash coupled with the atmosphere created by the 2893 attendance will have made it a day to remember, and perhaps some new young Morton fans will be persuading their Mums and Dads to to take them along to Cappielow.

Wave at the camera lads!
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