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Harmony Row Youth Club.

As I have mentioned I am chairman of the Gordon Lennon Memorial Fund which we have set up for Guido’s dependents.

So far including a quite staggering donation from Annan Athletic of £1,000 (their players’ win bonus from their pre-season tournament topped up generously by the club itself) the fund stands at over £6,000.

In May 2005 Guido was a member of the Harmony Row Youth Club team from Govan who won the Under 21 Scottish Amateur Cup in a match against Knightswood Juvenilles.

Alex Clearlie, Gordon Leanon and David Crilly with the cup at the end on the match.

Alex Clearlie, Gordon Lennon and David Crilly with the cup at the end on the match.

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Such was his popularity amongst both his team mates and opponents that the two teams who faced each other at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium that day are to re-convene for another match on Sunday 16th August at 2pm. The venue is Alex Ferguson Park which is adjacent to the Braehead Shopping Centre (It is beside the Purple Hotel which in turn is just behind Ikea).

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Training on the pitch at Harmony Row.

Last night Guido’s brother Scott and I attended a committee meeting at Harmony Row where dedicated committee members were planning the game.

In a city which often attracts the wrong headlines in a footballing context, Harmony Row is a great example of how a local club can really be part of the community. Sir Alex Ferguson their former illustrious player who has given his name to their park returned to open their new ground last year and is their patron (The club founded in 1915 is a registered charity)

Training on the pitch at Harmony Row.

I left Harmony Row last night with a good feeling. John Doyle and the committee there are doing a great service not only to the young folk in the area but to football in general.

Anyone who has a couple of hours to spare on Sunday 16th August can go along and witness the enthusiasm surrounding the club as well as helping a worthy cause.

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