Robbie Duncan Memorial event raises £3,000 for Cancer charity

Luke Duncan, grandson of Robbie, who won his trophy with the Clerkhill Cobras in the P4-5 competition.
Luke Duncan, grandson of Robbie, who won his trophy with the Clerkhill Cobras in the P4-5 competition.

The first ever Robbie Duncan Memorial football tournament has proved a massive hit with young aspiring footballers.

The tournament was held at Catto Park Astroturf on Saturday, June 1, and has raised almost £3,000 for Peterhead’s Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

The tournament was the brainchild of the man himself and something he was keen to see introduced as a fundraiser at the annual relay, which is held in Catto Park.

Tragically, Robbie passed away after suffering from cancer and his school friends, Peter Anderson, Kathleen Chalmers, Kathleen Ritchie, Rona Watt and Jeanette Gerrard decided to go ahead with the tournament in honour of their school chum.

Primary school pupils competed at the event in three age groups - P1-3, P4-5 and P6-7, with trophies and medals awarded on the day which were donated by the Duncan family.

As well as the football action, helpers from the Relay for Life teams organised tombolas, a bouncy castle and refreshments for everyone, making the day very much afamily affair.

Taking top honours in the P1-3 competition were Barcahaven with Clerkhill Rovers taking the runners-up spot.

In the P4-5 competition, the winning team was Clerkhill Cobras, with Buchanhaven Bullets coming in second place.

In the oldest age group, the P6-7 winners were Dales Park United, with Buchanhaven Broncos in runner-up spot.

The organisers of the event have thanked all teams for their support on the day and to everyone who went along and made the event such a success.

Indeed, such was the success of the event that the organisers are considering making it an annual event in their fundraising calendar.