Monday 7th January 2013

THE Sons Supporters Trust today appealed to all Dumbarton supporters to help them raise £1000 for their club’s youth development work by giving £1 at this Saturday’s home match against Partick Thistle.

The initiative was first attempted last April and thanks to supporters, an astonishing £945 was raised.

The concept is simple ; the Trust is asking all supporters to drop just ONE POUND into special collection buckets, which will be carried by coaches/parents and players of the YDI at the match.

All proceeds will be used for the club’s youth and community programme.

“This is our second Quids for Kids collection and we are hoping that it will be a success”, said Alan Findlay, the Trust’s director on the board of Dumbarton FC.

“Youth development is at the core of the trust’s aims and objectives and we are determined that we give as much support as we possibly can.

“Funding routes are diminishing so we have to start doing things for ourselves.

“Our club has a cracking reputation for developing players and by giving just £1 on Saturday against Partick Thistle, every supporter can play their part in continuing that success.”

Jim Chapman, director of youth football at DFC commented : “Due to the current financial constraints surrounding Scottish Football there is now a greater emphasis on developing the youth players at clubs and giving the necessary support and backing our vibrant and productive youth development programme will continue to flourish and provide opportunities for the local talent to become associated with our Club from an early age and one day, achieve their dream of becoming a first team player.

“To continue the fantastic work our coaches provide, we need money and whilst we are all working very hard and giving lots of time, funding is very, very important.”

Alan Findlay

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