Fair play for Fair Trade

Vincent Waters presents captain John Dougan with the cup.
Vincent Waters presents captain John Dougan with the cup.

IT WAS the council on top at a recent football tournament to promote fair trade.

The first Fair Trade Football tournament took place at Woodfarm pitches in Thornliebank last Friday and it was won by East Renfrewshire council.

East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce joined with the council and the Scottish Football Association to promote the event to promote Fair Trade Fortnight.

Eight teams in all competed in seven-a-side matches which were organised by the council along with the Chamber of Commerce and run by SFA officials.

Member of the Wood Farm school Fair Trade committee provided fair trade refreshments for players and supporters.

President of East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce Vincent Waters presented the trophy to captain John Dougan.

Mr Waters said: “The Fair Trade Football Festival is a worthy addition to the East Renfrewshire calendar.

“Today has been good fun with teams playing in a good spirit, but it has also highlighted both the important social aspect of Fair Trade together with the obvious business potential of this growing market”.