Recalling those days when ‘Way ruled Fife

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KENNOWAY Rangers Football Club was formed in the 1950s by a group of lads who were simply “looking to kick a ball”.

The boys, A. Smith, Geordie Perkins, Bill Carstairs, Andy Gibson and Bill Cook, didn’t know it at the time, but their plans to form a local side would eventually lead to countless youngsters taking up the game in Kennoway - with some even moving on into the senior ranks.

After approaching the chairman of the Fife under-21 league, the group were told they’d need to find a secretary and to form a committee to prove they were serious about joining its ranks.

They duly did, and brought on board Jimmy McCann to help run the club while enlisting the skills of amateur player Jimmy Lawson to manage the team.

Jimmy’s dedication to the Kennoway lads became legendary, and while wife Elsie washed the kits, Jimmy would live and breathe the football club which he helped storm the Fife league and cup competitions.

Rab Gilmour from the club, which eventually disbanded in 1995 but plans a reunion on Saturday November 26 at the Kennoway Bowling Club, told the Mail: “It was not just a football club, it was very much a focal point for many people supporting and helping out in the community.

“It brought discipline and respect to hundreds of young lads from Kennoway and beyond.

“Sadly the club folded - but the memories live on.”

The club won countless league and cup trophies during its spell in existence.

For details on the reunion, please contact Rab on 0785 571 4808 or Jimmy on 01333 350663.

The event is open to anybody who was associated with the club.