Shire’s special day

20-05-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. STIRLING UNIVERSITY. Parkinson UK working with East Stirlingshire FC. Shirt sponsorship. Steve Ford chief executive Parkinson UK and Tony Ford chairman East Stirlingshire FC.
20-05-2013. Picture Michael Gillen. STIRLING UNIVERSITY. Parkinson UK working with East Stirlingshire FC. Shirt sponsorship. Steve Ford chief executive Parkinson UK and Tony Ford chairman East Stirlingshire FC.

East Stirlingshire will get a little extra support for Saturday’s match against Elgin City at Ochilview from the club’s growing number of youth teams.

The club has designated the match as Shire Youth Day with kids all the way from under-10 to under-17 getting the chance to experience a first team match with family and friends.

Officials hope the bigger crowd will give the players the lift they need to get a win and back into the promotion play-off picture while further strengthening the bonds with a growing youth and community development programme.

“The building up of our community teams has been one thing that has given us immense pleasure,” said Shire chairman Tony Ford. “To see kids enjoying themselves while representing the club is a significant achievement given that we start from scratch,” said Ford.

“It will be good for the first team to get that extra bit of backing and at the same time allows us to let our loyal fan base see first hand what the club has been trying to do in terms of growing the club in the community. Our plans in that regard are nowhere near finished and there will be more additions as time goes on,” he said.

Saturday will also see Shire link up with the Falkirk Food Bank. Fans are asked to bring groceries to the game .