DRUMCHAPEL Amateurs have become the latest club to benefit from a campaign to help save the lives of young footballers.

Kieran McDade was just 13 when he died after suffering a cardiac arrest while taking part in a training session with his local football club, Dunbeth FC.

Following this tragedy, officials from the Coatbridge club set up the Kieran McDade Foundation to raise money that has allowed them to donate defibrillators, each worth around £1,000, to as many other clubs as possible.

A spokesperson for Dunbeth said: “We will never understand why this tragedy happened but we need to make sure it never happens again. This is a chance to potentially save a life.”

Kieran played for Dunbeth’s 2003s side so Drum 2003s coach Chris Malone and players Duncan Mackenzie and Christopher Malone, along with club chairman Charlie Devlin, travelled through to Lanarkshire to accept the lifesaving device on behalf of the Duntocher-based club.

A Drumchapel spokesperson said: “We are delighted to be chosen to receive such a lifesaving gift in Kieran’s name. We will be forever grateful. Keep up the good work.”