The Homecoming Scottish Cup was in Aberdeen earlier this week as part of a tour in which the cup is taken around the regions that still have teams involved in the competition. With Aberdeen FC facing Dunfermline in the quarter final in a week’s time, the cup was brought to Riverbank Primary School in Tillydrone whilst the club’s coaches delivered a session to some of the pupils. Every class had their photo taken with the cup and were able to learn about the history of the trophy during the action packed morning at the school.
The school had been selected for the visit, as pupils had impressed the coaches from Aberdeen FC on a recent Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow visit. The pupils took part in the roadshow which features the club’s mascot Angus the Bull and were very impressive when learning about healthy eating, exercise, fluid intake and the importance of rest. Aberdeen’s SFA Community Coach, Gavin Levey commented ‘We were delighted at the response during our recent roadshow at Riverbank Primary School. The children were very receptive and created a great atmosphere! When we had the chance to organise the cup coming to a local school, they were top of the list and they loved getting the chance to hold the cup and be pictured with it.’
The Scottish Cup will continue to tour the country leading up to the Final on 30th May.