ARDENCAPLE FC’s girls’ teams have shown their support for the NHS by taking delivery of new kit bearing the ‘Thank You NHS’ logo.

Staff from the town’s two medical practices – the Millig Practice and Dr McLachlan and Partners – turned up to cheer on the girls at a recent training session.

Club chairman Craig Holborn said: “Under normal circumstances, we are always so very grateful to all of our club sponsors, typically local businesses that provide funds to support events or to buy strips for our various age groups.

“This is a wee bit different though. Given the recent challenges that we have all faced with the pandemic, we just wanted to say a massive thanks to our NHS and particularly to all of our local doctors, nurses and support staff that have worked tirelessly to keep us safe and well.

“We have shown our appreciation by funding the kit ourselves so that we can proudly wear the NHS logo, and further reinforcing our gratitude in the form of six boxes of cupcakes which I delivered this week, prepared and beautifully presented by Victoria’s Cake Away.”

Helensburgh Advertiser: Ardencaple chairman Craig Holborn presented six boxes of cupcakes to local NHS staff last weekArdencaple chairman Craig Holborn presented six boxes of cupcakes to local NHS staff last week

The club is hoping to launch its Caple Girls’ Academy soon, and to introduce girls’ coaching at all Helensburgh and Lomond primary schools as well as organising an inter-schools girls’ football festival, though Covid has meant enforced delays to those plans.

In the meantime, any girls keen to try football are welcome to attend training on Thursdays from 6-7pm at Hermitage Academy. Matches are played on Sundays.

Anyone interested should call coach Lyle Davidson in the first instance on 07860 884850.

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