Tremendous news for all Raith Rovers Supporters!

On Sunday 10th April, Stark’s Park will host a unique match between two teams of former Rovers players, plus a few special guests, to celebrate the life of our much loved and respected Media Officer Ally Gourlay, who died last month following a long and courageous battle against oesophageal cancer. Given just six months to live, Ally earned the love and respect of everyone as he embraced life to the full, enjoying almost two years filled with great memories and events before he passed away last month.

Stark’s Park was very much Ally’s second home, and he managed to make an emotional visit in his final days to the ground where he had watched, and been part of, so many great footballing moments. Now the club he loved will host a game in his honour, with proceeds being shared between Maggie’s Fife, an organisation close to Ally’s heart, and Raith Rovers’ youth development.

The organisers are putting together two teams of legends for Ally’s Game which is sure to appeal to fans of all generations. It will feature players from the past along with special guests and it promises to be a fun filled afternoon for all. Names and more details will be announced in the coming weeks. The organisers have unveiled a special dark blue strip which will be worn in Ally’s honour. His name will adorn the back of each strip, and each will be numbered 53, his age when he passed away. On the front will be the words ‘talking of the times, the love and the laughing’ – the words Ally embraced and which became his approach to living with cancer over the past two years. The strips will be sponsored by the Hall of Fame and feature the logo from the show Ally helped to create and co-host. A special souvenir programme will also be produced on the day. To help promote the game, the organisers are asking fans on social media to use the hashtag #Allysgame and share all updates as widely as possibly.

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