Airdrieonians trust play match in the Gobi desert

Airdrieonians trust become first team to visit mandolgovi and play against a local club.

The trust were treated to a special day as they played on the newly built 3g pitch in the Gobi desert. A crowd of local support gathered around the pitch to watch the historic occasion. They were treated to pre match entertainment laid on by the local governors office following discussions with the Honorary Consul to Mongolia in Scotland, David Scott. Before kick off both teams exchanged gifts and sang the national anthems.

The game was played in good spirits with both sides looking for a victory. With the game tied 2-2 at half time it took a late winner, with just minutes left, to find a winner. Mandalgovi claimed a 3-2 win on home turf leading to scenes of celebration from the home support.

Despite the loss for the Airdrieonians trust, it was a great occasion for the visitors, who gifted football strips and 4 gers (Mongolian traditional homes) to homeless families from the town.

Khoromhon Victorious in the inaugural glengoyne cup, Mongolia

Khoromhon 11 – airdrieonians trust 3
(Played at the Mongolian national stadium)

History made as a Scottish amateur team took on a representative side of current Mongolian national champions, khoromhom. The game, played at the national arena, officiated by a team of fifa qualified match officials and led by a fifa match agent from Scotland, has been established to promote links between Mongolian and Scottish football.

Held on the British fair day in the capital ulan batar, the British ambassador, Catherine Arnold, presented the trust team with a plaque to celebrate the occasion.

His Excellency Mr Tulga Narkhuu attends Airdrieonians game

His Excellency Mr Tulga Narkhuu, Ambassador to Mongolia in the UK, attended an Airdrieoninas home game at the weekend as the club took on Cowdenbeath in the league.  The trip was organised by the Honorary Consul for Mongolia in Scotland, David Scott.  The visit ties into the clubs supporters trust expedition to Mongolia later this month where the group will play football games against local sides, trek across the remote countryside and deliver gers (traditional family homes) to homeless communities.  It’s hoped that further international links can be developed as a result of the Ambassadors visit and subsequent trust expedition.

Adventure Kicks footy tours

Following recent media coverage of the upcoming trip to The Gambia, and the response to this, we’d like to confirm that we have a number of similar opportunities for teams looking to engage in similar trips.  We’re happy to take new inquires, so please direct these to martin@adventurekicks.com to discuss.