The memory of a young Polmont man who loved football was honoured last week by the presentation of new strips to his former primary school.
Craig Cameron died unexpectedly on April 13 aged just 31 from myocardial fibrosis, a condition that impairs the heart’s muscle.
Two football teams he played for, FC Mallard - a soccer sixes side - and Mariner Monday Night Fives, raised a collection which was then passed to his family. Following a further donation from mum Catherine Cameron, Craig’s family then decided to use the money to honour his love of football.
Sister Kelly Sugden joined Catherine and brother Ewen - a well-known DJ on Real Radio - to present a new set of strips, two match footballs and a memorial trophy in Craig’s name to Hallglen Primary.
Kelly said: “Craig played regularly from the age of seven for numerous teams, including Denny Boys Club and Junior sides such as Armadale, Stoneyburn and Pumpherston.
“He also enjoyed playing in his spare time with several five-a-side teams and in the soccersixes. He was a really talented player, usually on the wing or up front, and preferred wearing the number seven jersey.”
Following Craig’s funeral, a retiral offering raised £600 which was donated to Marie Curie - a charity that he donated to each month.
Kelly added: “As there were so many of his previous teams to choose from we decided that we would go back to where he first joined a team - our old primary school, Hallglen.
“We hope the children who get use of these strips enjoy football as much as Craig did.”