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Nairn St Ninian pay tribute to former player Calum Riddell by embroidering name on training and travel kit


By Will Clark

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NAIRN St Ninian have announced it will honour the memory of one of its former players by embroidering his name on to their training and travel kit.

Calum Riddell's name will be printed on the training and travel kit of Nairn St Ninian.
Calum Riddell's name will be printed on the training and travel kit of Nairn St Ninian.

Calum Riddell, who played for eight seasons with the junior outfit, tragically died in October 2017 after suffering from a brain tumour aged 28.

To honour his memory, with the support of kit manufacturer Macron and an anonymous benefactor, his name along with his nickname Riddler will be put onto both the training kit and travel kit.

The club will also be looking to raise money for the Calum Riddell Foundation in his memory.

Club treasurer James Wallace says Riddell is still well remembered by players and management and they wanted to do something to honour his memory.

“He was as much as a Saints legend as you can get,” he said.

“Him and his father Ian are intrinsically linked to the club. We wanted to do something to show that we still remember him.

“He was a Saints player for eight years and it is our way of giving a nod to his memory.”

Images of the training and travel kit.
Images of the training and travel kit.

Riddell also played for Nairn County when he rejoined the club in 2016 after previously coming through their youth system.

Nairn St Ninian were in fourth place in the North Junior Super League last season which was declared null and void due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Club captain Keith Mason is set to take over as manager for the 2020/21 campaign after Mike Hendry stood down from the position at the end of last season.

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