““Right across the club we have lots of players from our local area but it’s a real privilege for us to welcome these lads from the international community."”
Jeanfield Swifts Community Club have opened their doors to international visitors. Four Mexican players joined the club in 2018 and have been training and playing for teams in the Boys Youth section.
Diego, Daniel, Jorge and Alex arrived in Scotland in the late Summer last year and have been attending school at Glenalmond College.
Diego, Daniel and Jorge have joined the 2003 squad whilst Alex has joined the 2002 Blacks.
After settling in and adjusting over the first few months, the boys have started to make a real impact in recent weeks, with each one notching their first goals for Jeanfield. Daniel scoring in the Scottish Cup, whilst Diego, Jorge and Alex all opened their accounts in League matches. Spectators have been treated to two spectacular goals from Jorge and Alex in particular and there’s a promise of more to come.
Iwan Davies Secretary of Jeanfield Community Club said “Right across the club we have lots of players from our local area but it’s a real privilege for us to welcome these lads from the international community. They are here for a year so we’re really pleased to help them have a positive experience of Scotland beyond their school gates whilst they are visiting.”
Mike Jeffers Head of Admissions at Glenalmond said “As a long-established Perthshire school, we are always keen to work more closely with our local community. Sport is an important part of our school experience and through this partnership with Jeanfield we’re delighted that our international students can benefit from a high level of football with one of the best local clubs during their stay in Scotland.”
Steven Duncan, Head coach of the 2003 team said ‘These lads have settled in really well and it’s been great for the players in our team to have the chance to work with boys the same age from another continent and culture. They are coping well with the weather so far and have a great appetite for the game”.
Jeanfield 2003's play away Vs East Fife this Saturday 11am KO at Savoy Park in Methil
Updated 11:12 - 9 Jan 2019 by Steve Antoniewicz
Jeanfield 2002's play at home Vs Fairmuir this Sunday with 2pm KO