Day to remember for Billy and Cameron

Billy McAdam, Owen Coyle and Cameron McCall at Ibrox
Billy McAdam, Owen Coyle and Cameron McCall at Ibrox

Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club coach Billy McAdam and player Cameron McCall recently enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience at Ibrox.

Both were part of a football team of past award winners of The Scottish FA Grassroots Awards.

The team, managed by former Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle, enjoyed the full match day experience, talking tactics with Owen before taking part in a match against a Scottish Parliament select XI. The award winners won the game on penalties 5-3 after a thrilling 4-4 draw.

The match was held to celebrate the hundreds of volunteers that have been recognised during the awards 11-year history and to promote the nomination period for the 2014 awards.

Billy, who coaches Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club, was honoured at last year’s Scottish FA Grassroots Awards after being named Coach of the Year. He has been the driving force behind the merger of Linlithgow Rose and the Community Football club, which is leading to even more opportunities for children to play football in the local area.

Billy said: “I still remember the day I received my award, it was great knowing that someone had taken time out of their day to simply say thank you. Today has been an incredible experience and one that I will never forget.”