On Sunday 4th August at Kippen Sports Field the new team representing the village, GSR Central Academy, hosted Bearsden YFC to compete for The Ronnie Mackie Memorial Cup Challenge. GSR Central Academy will play in the Central League B Division this year and Bearsden YFC play in the Glasgow and Paisley B Division at Under 15 level.
Many spectators from the village were delighted to see football back in Kippen for the first time in over 2 years. Over 100 spectators witnessed a very close opening 15 minutes before the Kippen based GSR Central Academy eventually ran our comfortable winners against a tiring Bearsden YFC. The game eventually finished with a convincing win 11-1 to the home side. Ronnie’s Mum, Jean Struthers was on hand to present the Cup to the winning team who celebrated their first ever game in style.
GSR Central Academy is chaired by former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland internationalist Dave McPherson and is offering a pathway to players interested in combining an education with playing football full-time. They are currently recruiting for players in a few positions and can be contacted on Facebook or by calling 07702 252519.