STORY OF THE WEEK | Football Fans In Training Festival

FFIT Festival

This Sunday (7th May) our past and current Football Fans in Training (FFIT) participants will take to Cappielow whilst raising funds for Ardgowan Hospice.

The FFIT festival has been developed by previous participants having played a charity match last year which raised £725 for Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

Spectators are invited along to Cappielow on Sunday for seven asides kicking off at 2pm and eleven asides kicking off at 3pm. It’s anticipated approx. 40 FFIT participants will be joined by ex-Morton pros such as Jim Holmes, Jim Hunter, David MacGregor and Jimmy Boag.

Prices are £5 for adults and £1 for children.

All participants wish to thank AKC Events for providing eleven stewards for the festival and Greenock Morton FC for the use of Cappielow.

David McCluskey, Morton Community Volunteer Coach and Event Co-organiser, comments: “FFIT has provided many like-minded men and women an opportunity to make changes to their lifestyles. The FFIT festival celebrates past participants achievements and showcases the project to potential new participants, whilst raising money for local charities.”

Gordon McKillop & Brian McLaughlin, Operations & Development Managers, at Morton Community jointly stated: “We’re delighted to support our past FFIT participants raise valuable funds for Ardgowan Hospice, a charity so close to many people across our community. It’s heart-warming to welcome so many participants back to Cappielow and pleasing to see their good habits from FFIT are being sustained. The FFIT Festival committee have done a magnificent job putting the event together, we hope everyone enjoys the day!”