Win brings League Cup to Ellon!

Up for the cup: Academy footballers Callum Tremaine (captain), Mark Stephen, Jack Wright, Frazer Burrows, Scott Gardner, Kevin Bartlet (coach) and Mark Tremaine get the chance to lift the Scottish Communities League Cup
Up for the cup: Academy footballers Callum Tremaine (captain), Mark Stephen, Jack Wright, Frazer Burrows, Scott Gardner, Kevin Bartlet (coach) and Mark Tremaine get the chance to lift the Scottish Communities League Cup

AN ELLON Academy teacher brought the Scottish Communities League Cup to town last week, after winning a competition to tell radio listeners what they would do with the trophy to make a positive contribution to their local community for a day.

Kevin Bartlett, who runs the school’s four school teams as well as a football enrichment programme for 1st and 2nd year pupils, gave pupils the surprise after triumphing in the competition, which was run by the Scottish Government and Northsound.

As well as having the chance to be pictured with the famous trophy, the occasion was also incorporated into an English lesson and will now be used to inspire a writing project at the school.

“I’ve been following the Scottish Communities League Cup campaign this year and its wider aims to promote the values of respect, responsibility and tolerance through football”, said Kevin. “I heard about the competition and thought it would be great to win the cup for a day to take into school to inspire students and get them thinking about the values and how they can be adopted in the community.”

With the help of £1m funding from the Scottish Government - taken from crime proceeds - the Scottish Communities League Cup is working with all 42 SPL and SFL clubs as well as schools, community projects, coaches, parents and young people, to promote values of respect, responsibility and tolerance, both on and off the pitch.