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Greenock Morton launch football exhibition in Campbeltown

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:56 am

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This Tuesday (10th July 2012) marks the opening of an exciting exhibition celebrating the story and history of football in Campbeltown and for 10 days only (10 – 23 July) you have the chance to see the World’s Oldest Football here in Campbeltown.

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This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the history of football in Campbeltown and Kintyre and to celebrate the opening Greenock Morton FC will play local amateur side Campbeltown Pupils AFC on Wednesday evening at Kintyre Park, Campbeltown with a 6pm kick off.

The match will support an exhibition at Campbeltown Museum in the Burnet Building, St John Street - a six month display of objects and artefacts which will officially be opened the same afternoon. The display will be called 'Kit and Caboodle after a book on the subject by Campbeltown Pupils Club Oresident, Alex McKinven, which will be released later this year.
The exhibition opens from Tuesday 10th July 2012 for 6 months (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday) and is FREE to enter.

Morton have been coming to Campbeltown since 1888, the year Glasgow Celtic was born in the east end of Glasgow. This gives an example of old football is in the area, a sport which was known as 'the people's game.'

Any money raised from the game will go towards the further renovation of Kintyre Park Pavilion. A new roof, showering and referees changing will part of the overall renovations.

Please come along and support your local team and more importantly the efforts of Alex and the football exhibition.

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A number of photos have been added to the forum over the years and here are a few reminders

Argyll Select 1952 - viewtopic.php?f=63&t=9711

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Glenside AFC 1946-47 - viewtopic.php?f=63&t=9665

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Kinloch Boys Football Club Photo 1954-56 - viewtopic.php?f=63&t=8918

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Campbeltown Football Team 1935 in the snow - viewtopic.php?f=63&t=8919

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Southend football team, March 1979 - viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2023

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Re: Greenock Morton launch football exhibition in Campbeltown

Postby SYDNEY.B » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:42 am

I would like to wish Alex all the best for his exibition which opens today and look forward to reading his book later in the year, also to Campbeltown Pupils for there forthcoming football match against Greenock Morton tomorrow night. The Management Team and players have put a lot of time and effort into gettting the park and pavillion ready for the game, park is looking great.
It is sometimes not appreciated the time and committment which is involved in running the team from the training to arranging parks, referees, transport (over 200 miles nearly every second week) and also the very important kit lady. Good luck boys for tomorrow night.
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Re: Greenock Morton launch football exhibition in Campbeltown

Postby Kintyre Forum News » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:07 am

Just a quick post of some photos from last evening's game where local amateur side Campbeltown Pupils played Scottish Fooball League Division One side Morton FC on a glorious evening at Kintyre Park . A crowd of just under 500 enjoyed an entertaining display as the men from Greenock turned in an impressive display to run out 10-2 winners.

Might manage to post more photos at the weekend but weather is too nice and off to the beach again! :-)

Well done to all involved.

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