Greenock Morton Community Trust were delighted to welcome the children who attended the popular Summer Camps to last Saturday’s home match against Queen of the South. The successful Morton Summer Camps ran in partnership with SFA, Inverclyde Leisure, Active Schools/Sports Development Inverclyde and Dunoon Youth Football League for six weeks during the summer holidays.
Tom Elliott, Community Engagement Manager, was blown away by the numbers of children who attended the Summer Camps in Inverclyde and Dunoon, and believes that the Community Trust programmes will encourage the community of Inverclyde to get active over the coming months.
Saturday’s home match was a whole new experience for some of the kids so the club provided a designated section in the Cowshed, which for this match only was a family zone. There was a special centre spread feature in the Matchday programme about GMCT and some photos from the six weeks at the summer camps.
Additionally some lucky kids had been selected to play on the pitch at Cappielow at half time which was co-ordinated by Elliott who said “it’s absolutely fantastic that the kids got the chance to play on the pitch when this Tuesday the stars of the future from Barcelona will be playing here. For many of these kids it was their first experience of a senior football match and l’m positive that Saturday was the start of many visits to Cappielow. The kids were thrilled to play on the pitch at half time and l must mention the Morton supporters who cheered the kids and applauded them throughout.”
There was also great excitement before KO when some of the kids from the Summer Camps along with players and Manager, Allan Moore, tried out the famous Bolt track pose after hearing that Bolt would be heading to Cappielow. During an exclusive interview on 102.5 Clyde 1 the enigmatic Jamaican promised to “look into” the sensational switch to Scottish football after host George Bowie introduced him to the Greenock side. Bolt would love to play for Manchester United but Bowie believes that the fastest man in the world should start low and work his way up. Morton FC moved like lightning to have Bolt’s strip ready and waiting for when he swaps the Caribbean for Cappielow.
Thanks to the Greenock Telegraph for the centre page feature which was printed in Friday’s edition. It was an amazing day for everyone who came along and we hope to see you back at Cappielow very soon.
Mon eh Ton!