Trophy in memory of Gorebridge pupil makes comeback

Action from the Tom Hutchison trophy
Action from the Tom Hutchison trophy

A reinstated football tournament in memory of a former Gorebridge Primary School pupil took place recently.

The Tom Hutchison Trophy was played for between local schools annually from 1976 until the early 1990s.

The new tournament, at Gore Glen, involved Gorebridge, Newtongrange, Moorfoot, Stobhill and St Andrews Primary Schools.

Jillian Miller, office support assistant at Gorebridge Primary School said: “It was brought back at the request of one of our parents, Mr Billy Duncan, who remembers Tom Hutchison and used to play for the trophy as a child whilst he was a pupil at Gorebridge Primary.

“Tom Hutchison died in a tragic accident 39 years ago and his family bought the memorial football trophy to be played for annually in his memory.

“Tom’s two sisters came along to support the recent event and presented the trophy to the winners, Newtongrange Primary, who beat St Andrews in the final 2-1 on sudden-death penalties.

“Parents and members of the communities were also invited along to watch.

“We would like to thank the coaches from Arniston Rangers YFC (David Forbes, Michael Dobbie and Neil Miller) for their support and help to run the tournament.”