Provost Todd, Cllr Cown and Cllr Reid congratulate the S2 football team with HT Scott Robertson and teacher Charlie Adams

Grange Academy’s U14 football team win the treble

Grange Academy’s Under 14 football squad has just completed an historic treble, winning the National Scottish Cup competition, the Ayrshire Cup and the inaugural Killie Trust Cup this season.

Provost Jim Todd, Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council and Councillor Elaine Cowan dropped into Grange Academy recently to congratulate the team, their teachers and Head Teacher Scott Robertson on their incredible success.

Provost Todd said: “What an honour to visit Grange Academy and congratulate our young people on their success. It has been some season. Beating a strong St Peter the Apolste of Clydebank 4-0 at Alloa Athletic ground, this month, to lift the Scottish Cup; followed the next week by the Ayrshire Cup where they beat The Robert Burns Academy in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Rugby Park after Aaron sneaked an injury time equaliser. And of course there was the inaugural Killie Trust Cup, which Councillor Reid and I attended earlier in the year, where another late goal secured the win.

“Really incredible stuff from a great wee team. I really hope we will see some of these players following in the footsteps of young Grange Academy players like Billy Gilmour, and will one day play for the national side.

“Huge congratulations to the team, to the parents and carers, who do so much work behind the scenes and of course to the teaching team at Grange Academy, well done!”

Mr Adams said: “I have taken schools teams for twenty years now and I have never seen such an impressive winning streak. I am so proud of the team, of their hard work and their winning mentality, which has seen them hold their nerve in tense penalty shoot outs and win with late goals. They have been outstanding.”