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August 24, 2023

Generous gesture kicks off cup celebrations

As we enter into an important year for the club with the centenary of our 1924 Scottish Cup win approaching, we would like to announce the first of many special occasions to commemorate this event.

After the momentous cup win, the backroom team - which included trainer George Carrol - were presented with a small replica of the Scottish Cup to commemorate the occasion as they did not receive medals.

Today George Carrol’s replica trophy is held by his great-grandson, Jeff Spence.

Jeff and his sister Jocelyn Davies have decided that they would like to donate the trophy to the club for the duration of the season to commemorate the 100th anniversary, and the Spence and Davies family will present the trophy to Airdrieonians Director Gordon Watson at half-time during our game with Inverness this Saturday, August 26.

Jeff Spence was delighted to loan the trophy to the club and said: “The trophy has been a huge part of the family for many years, and we felt the best place to showcase this was at the stadium for this year’s celebrations.

“After speaking to the club and seeing the success and feelgood factor around the town, we hope that this can start the anniversary celebrations off in style!”

Director Gordon Watson was proud to accept the generous offer on behalf of the club. He added: “I have known the Spence family all of my life, and this trophy has been a talking point for many years.

“The club are delighted to accept the loan of this wonderful piece of history for the year and it will take pride of place in our trophy cabinet.

“We intend to show this off as much as possible to our boardroom and hospitality guests. A huge thank you has to go to both Jeff and Jocelyn for this kind gesture.”

Everyone at the club echoes Gordon’s thanks to the Spence and Davies family, and we look forward to accepting the trophy on Saturday!




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