Loreburn Housing Association hosts community event in Stranraer


18624831_10212849291496627_744696276_nA football festival was held last weekend as part of a year of events to celebrate Stranraer’s 400th anniversary of becoming a royal borough.

The event was organised by Loreburn Housing Association with assistance from the volunteers at Millennium FC and Lochryan Boys Club who are both based in Stranraer. The event was free event to attend thanks to funding assistance from Stranraer FC, Holywood Trust and Loreburn Housing Association.

18622780_10212849292616655_1460134767_nOver the two days a total of nine youth football clubs from Dumfries and Galloway attended bringing 59 teams to the event which took place at Stranraer Academy. In total of 473 boys and girls aged between 5 and 11 participated each receiving a medal engraved with Stranraer 400 2017 as a memento of the event.

Some quotes made following the event included:

“I would like to thank all the organising team for the excellent way they ran the tournament very slick.”

“Well done to all involved Galloway Thistle enjoyed their day.”

“Big well done to all the organisers from what we saw it went well without a hitch, grassroots at its best.”

“You all did Stranraer proud on it being its 400th celebration of being a royal borough and have set the bar high for us to follow in our celebrations.”

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