Football clubs put in a lot of time and effort to help the local community, and work together for a good cause.
Arguably, few causes are greater than the one that Millenium FC, based in Stranraer, are getting together for. Founded in 2006, with only a handful of players to their name, the club have come a long way since. Now with over 140 boys and girls aged 5 to 13 at the club, they are one of the most active youth clubs out there.
Tragicaly however, last May, Millenium FC lost one of those players suddenly. Young Oscar Robertson was part of the 2008 age group and had been at the club for a matter of weeks, and was clearly enjoying his football according to his parents.
The messages of support came flooding into the club, with people from all over the country sharing their thoughts and prayers with Oscar's family. At no age whatsoever, it was such a cruel way for a young child to go, and Oscar should be remembered.
That is exactly why Millenium FC will be running the Oscar Robertson Memorial Tournament, in order to raise funds for a memorial garden at Belmont Primary School, where Oscar attended, as well as running a fun day.
This tournament is for the 2008 age group, which Oscar played for, as well as the 2007 and 2008 age groups. Five other clubs have also generously offered their time to compete in the tournament, which takes place on 14th August. Several local business have also been very involved in the setting up of the competition, with 38 coming forward to contribute, and sponsor team trophies which will be handed out.
It is sure to be a great day in memory of young Oscar, for such a great cause, with many more events planned for the day.