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Airdrie & Coatbridge Sunday League Charity News

Airdrie & Coatbridge Sunday League officials are delighted with a charity effort which raised more than £2700.


The amateur league body raised over £600 from a finals day held at Airdrie’s New Broomfield Stadium and that figure was boosted by takings of £2100 from a fun day which took place at St Ambrose High School in Coatbridge.


The money was handed over to St Andrew’s Hospice and secretary Archie Coleman admits the league’s organisers and participants were thrilled to do their bit.


Vowing to ensure that this season’s contributions are bigger and better, Archie said: “We’re absolutely delighted with how much we managed to raise.


“Everybody mucked in to help get things organised and our events were huge successes.


“We estimate more than 300 people attended the fun day where we had two football competitions and plenty of entertainment, especially for the kids.


“We will be looking to do all of this again next year and hopefully be able to raise a lot more.”


Archie paid tribute to those who volunteered their services and helped the fun day go off without a hitch.


He said: “North Lanarkshire Council, and in particular Sam McClung, played a big part and without their support the fun day would not have been possible.


“We’re thankful to our two main backers, Mainland Commercials and Dee Sports Sports, for sponsoring the football competitions won by Rolling Barrel and Eastend United.


“And a big thanks must go to our referees who gave up their time to take the matches.”


There are 24 sides taking part in the league this season with a eight-club Premier League and a 16-team First Division.


“A lot of new teams have come in which is great,” added Archie.


St Ambrose High will be the venue for all league games with New Broomfield once again playing host to all showpiece occasions including the finals of the Billy Harkness Memorial Cup.


Airdrie’s working men’s club have agreed to sponsor the top flight with sublime providing backing to the First Division.


The league has also signed up eight new referees.


Courtesy of the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser


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