Something To Ponder For Us All
Ninety eight years ago today, Andrew Kerins, more commonly referred to as Brother Walfrid, died at the age of seventy four. I feel I do not need to tell you much more about the man himself, or what he started, as you will all know this well, so instead I shall refer simply to the eighteen words with which the great man founded Celtic Football Club, in November 1887.
“A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed.”
With this in mind, two years today, we will see the one hundredth anniversary of the death of the man without whom we would not have the Football Club we all support today.
For that reason, I feel the question must be asked, “How should the Club, and the support, mark this event?”
Personally, my idea would be a charity match of some sort, allowing the Club and it’s huge fan base to raise funds for the impoverished people of Glasgow and/or around the world, in keeping with Walfrid’s vision – but my view is no more important than any other supporters’, and so discussion within the fan base is the way forward.
This is not a demand, it is only a question, which I feel the Club and the support must consider. I’m sure many people will have ideas, and that’s fantastic. The Club themselves may already have thought about this prospect, but considering that, as yet, there has been no mention of the ninety-eighth anniversary of Walfrid’s death by the Club today, they may not have.
However, I digress. What is truly important though, is that we all have the chance, not only to remember the Marist Brother who sits immortalised in stone, but to continue his charitable ethos also, two years from today.
If anyone has any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly.