Youth Football in town is 20 years old

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Montrose Youth Football Club (montroseyouthfc.co.uk) will host a 20th anniversary fun day on Saturday at Broomfield Park.

When the club was established in 1993 it was felt that it would be better to have one large club in town instead of lots of smaller ones.

There are now 230 players, aged from seven to 19 years.

The aim is to promote grass roots football to young boys and girls in and around town.

Montrose Youth is affiliated to the Dundee District Youth League.

The fun day at Broomfield will start at 10am and run well into the afternoon. There will be a six-a-side tournament and a huge number of attractions, including a radar gun to check how fast you kick a ball, target golf, wellie flinging, coconut shy, food and drink stalls, tombola and a bouncy castle.

Running the club costs £18,000 a year, and there is a move to purchase roll on/roll off goals at a cost of £5,500. It is also planned to install changing rooms and a clubhouse at a cost of £39,000, and ultimately to add more floodlights to allow for winter training, to save paying hire costs elsewhere.

The club recently renamed its ground Kenny Park, to celebrate the work done by Alan and Anne Kenny whose dedication made the club so successful.