FP football festival

A football tournament for former pupils has raised an impressive £2,700 for the school's charity, the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

The tournament, brain child of Adam Gordon (C1995) was intended to be a fun day out for FPs from the classes of '94, '95 and '96, who took on a number of challengers from other teams.

Queens Park FC kindly provided the fantastic facilities at Lesser Hampden for the event on May 28th and a good crowd of family, friends and plenty of youngsters ensured that the teams had enthusiastic support.

The East Ren All Stars beat Hutchie Class of '95 in the final on penalties, but the real winner was the Hospice with the money going towards the new state of the art building in Bellahouston park.

Adam said: "More than 70 forty(ish)-year-old pals re-living their youth, pretending they're Larsson or Laudrup enjoyed a good afternoon of football  in aid of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

"The guys were brilliant and I am grateful to the lads from other teams from East Ren, Glasgow Academy and the Aloysius Old Boys who turned out to support the event.”

Depute Rector for Alumni and Development Jim McDougall was delighted to see so many of his rugby stalwarts from 20 years ago still showing a good turn of speed.

He said: "It was great to see so many FPs and catch up on old times. I am really grateful to Adam for organising this event, and hope we can bring FPs together again to do something similar next year."

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