Moray man carries friendship gift from Lossie to Mongolia

Lossie shirts to be proudly worn in Mongolian youth football tournament

FOOTBALLERS IN MONGOLIA will be sporting the colours of Highland League side Lossiemouth FC thanks to a generous gesture by club chairman Royce Clark.

Lossie shirts will now be sported by players in the Bayan-Olgii province of Mongolia after they were gifted to the local football federation by Mr Clark through his friend, former Moray Council employee Alastair Mitchell.

A former youth team coach at Lossiemouth, Alastair mentioned how much a set of football shirts would be appreciated by young players in Mongolia and Mr Clark was more than happy to oblige.

He said: “I was delighted to help Alastair when he told me about his work in Mongolia – this is a great way of ensuring that shirts owned by the club but no longer required are used in a positive way.

“I’ve told Alastair than next time he is home we’ll sort out another set of shirts for him to take back with him, it’s the least we can do for a guy who is carrying out such fantastic work where it is needed most.”

After handing over the shirts in Mongolia Mr Mitchell said: “The youth team will be playing in a nationwide football competition soon and we were interviewed by the local television station as part of their send off.”

Mr Mitchell’s work in Mongolia has been recorded through an online blog ‘Letter from Mongolia’,