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    Manager invites Schools 

    Monday, April 30, 2012 1:12:15 PM

    Newly crowned Scottish Third Division champions Alloa Athletic will be cheered on by almost 2000 children from Clackmannanshire primary schools and their parents, when they receive the championship trophy this Saturday after their match at Recreation Park against Annan Athletic.

    The club have kindly donated a ticket to primary school children in the county, and an accompanying adult, to the gala occasion.

    Wasps boss, Paul Hartley, said: "We are a community club and like to get involved and get people to come to the games.

    "On Saturday we want to make it a celebration day for everyone when we receive the trophy. We want to put on a show and go out in style, but at the same time we want to win the game and put on a performance which will encourage all the young people of the community to get right behind the club and, at the same time, come back again.

    "This is a historic moment for Alloa Athletic Football Club as it is only the third time in the club's history we have won the title, the last time being in 1997/98 and the only other time back in 1921/22. It has been a real team effort and the club are delighted to be handing out free tickets to all the primary school children in the county, and to be accompanied to the game by an adult."

    The first school to receive their batch of tickets from manager Paul was St Serf's Primary School in Tullibody.

    St Serf's Head teacher, Carolyne McDaid said: "We are delighted for Alloa Athletic and offer our congratulations. It is a marvellous achievement for the club and we are delighted to accept their kind offer of free tickets for the children and an adult to accompany them to the cup presentation day this Saturday.

    "We were thrilled that Paul came along to speak to the children at assembly, and he was given a marvellous, and well deserved, ovation, at our assembly."

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