Murieston United get Euro 2020 Legacy packs: Kids can aspire to follow Scotland heroes

Lothian’s youth football community is set to benefit from UEFA EURO 2020 Club Legacy Packs which will pave the way for future generations to follow in the footsteps of local Scotland goalkeepers Craig Gordon and Jon McLaughlin.

By Craig Goldthorp
Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 2:55 pm
Youngsters from the Murieston United squad are loving all the action from EURO 2020
Youngsters from the Murieston United squad are loving all the action from EURO 2020

To celebrate Glasgow’s role as one of the 11 host cities, the Scottish FA teamed up with Glasgow Life to release 50 individual UEFA EURO 2020 Glasgow Club Legacy Packs to enhance the provision of grassroots football activities in Scotland

The packs have now been awarded to 50 clubs which hold Scottish FA Quality Mark accreditation.

With sides from each of Scotland’s four regions securing their packs, clubs across the nation are set to benefit from specialist equipment including balls, bibs and goals which will play a pivotal role in their provision of football activities and assist in the development of Scotland’s young generation of footballers.

One of the clubs that has been awarded a legacy pack is Murieston United Community Football Club which will use the UEFA EURO 2020 branded equipment to cater for more than 350 of their registered players.

They pride themselves as the heart of their community and have been rewarded for providing an excellent player pathway, which has played a role in the development of international stars including Scott Arfield, Jenna Fife and Hayley Lauder.

Allan Salvona, Treasurer of Murieston United Community Football Club, said: “Scotland gaining qualification has given our members a real buzz again.

"It’s allowed coaches of our younger team to encourage some of the players to be like their heroes that qualified for the EUROs. Some of the younger players are now feeling inspired to be like Scotland internationals.”

Throughout the summer, Murieston aim to use their new equipment within intra-club tournaments and festivals which will showcase some of the nationalities represented within their organisation.

Commenting on the Legacy Packs, Allan added: “The equipment on offer will also allow us to continue hosting a range of exciting initiatives that we plan to hold over the coming weeks.”