Dumbarton Football Club are committed to supporting Greig Young after it recently emerged that he requires surgery on his knee.
Greig suffered Anterior Cruciate Ligament damage during our cinch League Two fixture with Peterhead in September and, after undergoing two scans and receiving independent specialist advice, it has now emerged that he needs surgery.
It was hoped that the 20-year-old could undergo a period of rehabilitation without the need for surgery but after a period of medical consultation he will now have his operation at the soonest opportunity.
The Dumbarton management team, playing staff and club officials are keen to support Greig as best they can and will be taking part in a number of fundraising initiatives over the coming months.
Firstly, a justgiving page has been set up with 100% of proceeds going towards Greig and the cost of his operation. Any donation at the following link is gratefully appreciated: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dumbartonfc-greigyoung?utm_term=qmvQWdVrZ.
The club will also be hosting a ‘Banters Bingo’ night at the Dumbarton Football Stadium on Saturday, February 10 – tickets are available from the club for the price of £5.
We are also looking to bring back the ‘Walk to the Rock’ which has been a successful fundraising scheme in past seasons. Past ventures have seen Sons supporters walk over the Erskine Bridge and to the Dumbarton Football Stadium in time for a 3 o’clock kick-off on a Saturday afternoon.
Other exciting schemes and opportunities to get involved in support of Greig are also in the planning stage, including a raffle in which you could have your name alongside your favourite players on the DFC teamsheet.
Club general manager Antonia Love has welcomed supporters suggestions.
She said: “As soon as it emerged that Greig needed surgery, the management team and players were immediately coming up with suggestions as to how they could support him.
“We’ve got a number of ways in which fans can get involved and we hope all of these initiatives can be well supported by the fans.
“We still have our thinking hats on for other ways in which we can raise some money and I would urge all supporters to get in touch with any suggestions – no idea is a bad idea!”