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Saturday
Mar022013

Rivals4Charity Update

Monday Feb 25th saw the first session for prospective players in the Rivals4Charity football match; the training took place at St Pauls, with seventeen hopefuls taking the stage in front of their gaffer for the first time.

Dundee legend Brian Scrimgeor put the guys through their paces with some skills training, and a few games of five a sides, as everyone attempted, successfully to impress the man who will pick the team for the upcoming game against our rival supporters.
 
The Society caught up with Brian to hear his thoughts on how the night went. ‘The game is three months away, so we wanted to get preparations started early. Leisure and Culture Dundee have been kind enough to supply a hall at a discount rate, so we are indoors for the next five weeks, and after that we will look to continue outside. The standard of players so far has been pretty high, a few guys couldn’t make the first week, and will be adding to the numbers for next week, so all in all I am pretty happy with what we have.’
 
‘There can be problems putting a team together from scratch, and I will spend my time getting to know the players, but from first sight, cutting the squad down to fifteen for the game may be difficult, everyone looked in pretty good shape as well, which is a bonus for me, now I can concentrate on skills, and looking to build a team for a ‘derby’ game. It might be a friendly fixture, but believe me; both sets of players will be up for this, so it should make for a cracking game.’

The Rivals match is still open for anyone wishing to join, with the opportunity to play at Dens against United the carrot, if one was needed. To add your name to the candidates for the Dundee team, simply email your details to dundee@rivals4charity.co.uk