Ladies football tournament to be held for Girvan’s Aimee

A football tournament is being organised in memory of Aimee Gibson, a former pupil of Girvan Academy who passed away in 2012.

Organisers say the tournament which is going to be held on Sunday August 2 at Victory Park will also be a fun filled day full of entertainment for kids.

A seven a side ladies tournament has been organised by Mandy Gibson and Charlene Irvine with help from Stuart McCreadie, Claire Taylor and Aimee’s parents Liz and Robert.

The tournament is going to be in aid of the Beatson Cancer Charity and donations are already piling in with Geoff’s Cabs, Lucas Financial Services, Hamilton Arms, Shake Fit and Carrick Welding all donating £100 each. Raffle vouchers have also been donated by Mark McFarland’s butchers, Byeo Hazard Tattoo Parlours and pub and restaurant Flynn’s Boatyard.

Girvan pensioner Alan Bye also kindly handed Charlene £50.

Charlene says the teams have already signed up thick and fast for the tournament with over a dozen already in including two teams from ‘Big Micks’, Hamilton Arms, The Commercial, ASDA, RBS, Flix, a Team Italy combining chipshops in the town, Envy, Flix, a team from Dailly and the Girvan hospital.

Along with other organisers she is planning a host of fun filled activities for kids to keep them entertained including face painting, hooking for ducks, kids rides, sweeties stalls and she’s also keen to have a big bouncy castle.

The tournament which is being called Aimee’s Cup is being sponsored by Jock Stewart from the Victory Bar in South Park Avenue where donations can be handed in.

Jock is also sponsoring the medals that will be handed out along with Flix owner Forbes Robertson.

Times for the tournament are yet to be confirmed but it is set to be another fantastic fundraising event in memory of Aimee.

A football tournament in 2013 at Girvan FC’s Hamilton Park raised over £7,000 for the Beatson in memory of Aimee.