ALL kids are reminded that golf day raffle tickets MUST be handed in at tomorrow(Thursday) coaching as this will be the last session before the golf day on Friday 17th May.
The annual First Touch golf day takes place over Greenock GC on Friday 17th May. All kids should now be in possession of two books of raffle tickets, if you don’t have any please speak to one of your coaches tomorrow at coaching. All kids are asked to sell two books each to show our support to a fantastic day organised by ex-parents Elaine & Jim McAulay, all monies raised on the day are very kindly donated to First Touch a brilliant gesture as both Chris and Matthew are no longer at First Touch.
First touch would like to thank Jim & Elaine for their continued support.
2nd Gourock BB became British 5-a-side champions on Saturday. FT boys include Adam and Matthew Barrs, Craig Bellew, Macaulay MacArthur, Andy Ellis & Ross Kane. Jack Purdue and Matthew McKinnon made up the rest of the squad.
It was the turn of the 2001 and 2002 age groups to run out on the hallowed turf of Cappielow Park on Sunday. Around 120 kids from 12 teams took part, with players coming from East Kilbride, Helensburgh, Dumbarton and Glasgow as well as local clubs Ardgowan and St Andrews. All teams played 5 games of 20 minutes each, with the playing surface divided into three 7-a-side pitches for the Tournament. The mums of the 2002 group operated the Snack Bar which was well used by Spectators, Coaches and Players alike. First Touch would like to thank Douglas and Crawford Rae for the use of Cappielow for the day. This was the 13th staging of the popular tournament and is always a memorable occasion for the Players and Coaches.
Particular thanks must go to Award-winning Groundsman Mark Farrell who had the pitch in pristine condition despite the long season and testing weather conditions over the winter months.
First Touch would like to thank parent rep/Archie McPherson David Quigg for his commentating throughout the day and all the other parents who helped also.
Thank also to Donny Morgan for providing match day programmes.
This Sunday sees our 13th Cappielow Tourney featuring our 2001 & 2002 squads.
We are delighted and enormously grateful to have been given the opportunity to host today’s event at Cappielow Park for a 13th time and wish to thank the Chairman, Douglas Rae, Director Crawford Rae and all the staff from Morton Football Club for making this day possible. An extra special mention must go to Champion Groundsman Mark Farrell as pitch is like a bowling green.
We also extend a warm welcome to the other teams taking part today from EK Blues, St Andrews Boys Club, Giffnock S.C., EK Gold, Grassroots United, Ardgowan Thistle,Ardencaple, Dumbarton United and Johnstone Burgh. Today’s event means a lot to the young players taking part none more than for our local boys, many of whom are loyal fans of Morton .
The purpose of the Football Festival is to allow teams to play friendly matches. From the schedule of games you will see that each team will play 5 games lasting 20 minutes, with short intervals in between.
****Refreshments will be available in the stall at the rear of the Cowshed.****
We do hope you enjoy your time here today at Cappielow and thank you for your continued support.
Three ex First Touch stars featured in the Glasgow Rangers Under 17 squad versus Glasgow Celtic in this seasons Glasgow Cup Final. Lewis Morgan, Jamie Mills & Ryan Sinnamon were victorious by 3-2 after coming back from 1-0 down, at a packed Firhill in front of almost 7,000 fans last night. As usual our local sharp shooter Kenny Ramsay was in amongst it as you can see from the pictures above. We look forward to hearing more on the boys along with the old guy in the group Robbie Crawford as their careers unfold.
Congratulations from all the kids & coaches at First Touch!!!!!!
Visit Kenny’s website at http://www.kennyramsay.com
2002s San Diego Fundraiser Race Night will be held in the Factory Club Gourock on June 7th. Tickets are priced £5, include a cold buffet and disco to follow. The race night is open to ALL friends and family of the First Touch community. Our last race night was a great success and raised much needed funds to take the 2002s on a trip of a lifetime to San Diego CA in 2014. If you would like tickets or can help with raffle donations, please call Pauline on 07889 180466 of Kelly on 07806607637