Left-footed Chloe to leave boys team

Chloe Guppy
Chloe Guppy

A YOUTH football team has said a fond farewell to one of their key players, reports MIKE DELANEY.

Chloe Guppy has had to leave Glenrothes Strollers because of a Scottish Football Association rule that girls can’t play in a ‘boys’ team when they get to under-16 level.

To mark her departure, Chloe, the team’s only female player, was presented with a personalised shirt, framed and signed by her team-mates at their end-of-season awards ceremony.

Coach, Brian Gibson, said it marked the end of a long association with the club for Chloe, who is the daughter of Glenrothes Juniors’ legendary goalkeeper Clive Guppy.

“She has been playing with our teams since she was five years-old - so that’s for nine years and has been an integral part of the team,” said Brian.

“The boys have always just treated her like one of them and Chloe has coped very well with this.

“She is left-footed and played on the left side - defence or midfield.”