GMST Fans' Charity Match

On the 10th of May 2008 the Greenock Morton Supporters Trust will be running the 2nd annual fans' charity match - titled 'Morton Aid - The Cappielow Challenge Cup 2008'.

The event allows Morton fans the chance to bid for a place in one of the two fans' teams. Bidding for a shirt starts at £100 while £300 will secure your place and gives you the chance to play a full XI a-side match on the pitch at Cappielow under the guidance of a yet-to-be-named management team. You will be kitted out in a full Morton strip (home or away depending on your team) which you will be able to keep as a souvenir of the day. You also bid in the knowledge that the money you have spent will be put straight back into the club by aiding youth development - so it's win win for Ton fans.

There are 27 places available. To bid email fansgame@gmst.org.uk - check out the links below for details on how to bid.

I asked Trust board member Bryan Purdue about the event and what they hope to achieve. Bryan said "The day is to give the normal fans a taste of what it is like to be a pro footballer. They will be coached by the morton managment team with a warm up and a team talk through to playing a full 11 a-side game on the Cappielow pitch. We aim to use the money raised to provide the Morton youth set-up with kit, transport and coaching for the teams."

This will be the second year the fans game has taken place (action from last years game is pictured top left, while the two teams are pictured above). On the 2007 game Bryan said: "Last years event went well, there were good goals, a good crowd and everyone enjoyed it." A couple of pals of mine played in the game last year and agreed with Bryan's sentiments saying it was an excellent day. In fact if you check the bidding both Chris (home team 14) and Gary (home team 15) have already bidded for a place in this years game.

Get bidding!

Details: http://gmst.org.uk/fansgame/

Pictures from last years game: http://www.tontastic.com/index.cgi?dir=2007-04-29-Supporters-Game&med=i&pag=1

Bidding and Line-Ups: http://gmst.org.uk/fansgame/bids.htm

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