Emotional Return To Training For Bankies Boss And Squad

Clydebank SFC Manager Ryan Murray has opened up on the GDSFC Club returning to any form of organised training – nearly six months after the tragic loss of of his brother Kieran, writes Tom Scott.

Bankies, the Official Sunday side of Clydebank FC, were formerly known as MH United FC and play home games at Holm Park, Yoker.

Sunday’s reunion for some of the squad who participated – adhering to Government and Football Association guidelines – ensured there would be some sore legs the following morning, but it was worth suffering by all accounts!

Said Ryan: “The guys were buzzing to meet up again. It was brilliant.”

“The return was very emotional. The last time I saw my players was on 7th October (2020 ) the same night I got a call about my brother.”

“It has been a very difficult few months for my family, but we have a good family, and we are there for each other.”

“The players are working on a training schedule just now as we need to make sure we remain within the Government guidelines which are always complicated.”

Clydebank SFC Top Goalscorer David Hunter.

Having switched from MH United and joined the Clydebank FC Academy, Ryan admitted: “We had a fantastic first season, and won our pre-split Division.”

“The League (GDSFC) donated money to the Back Onside Charity, which was amazing.”

“We also got to a Cup Final, which has still to be played.”

Clydebank SFC Player of the Year Michael McSwiggan.

“I believe we offer the best facilities to play your Sunday Football. Brilliant place to be right now!”

“Holm Park is getting better and better.”

Photographs, kindly provided by Manager Ryan Murray,  Taken from the game against Stratton Southside AFC, which clinched the GDSFC Division 2 title and led to the League donating to a Mental Health Charity on their behalf.

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