A MAN who gave much of his life to Clydebank Football Club before his recent passing is to be honoured with two projects he helped start.

Stevie McAneney – known to most as Caskie – is to have the supporters bus he helped start named after him following his death at the beginning of July.

And the club also told the Clydebank Post the ‘Sponsor a Goal’ initiative - introduced to everyone by Caskie - will now be renamed to retain his name by way of tribute.

The Caskie Clydebank Supporters Bus will be the new name for the fans bus which will ferry Bankies to away days during the upcoming season and they will all be able to get involved in Caskie’s Sponsor a Goal in a fun way to contribute to the club.

Lifelong friend and man who helped Caskie when they co-founded the bus together Fred McCosh, believes it is only fitting they remember his pal in this way.

He told the Post: “'I felt it was only right we named it after Stevie as he was the man who started it and gave so much to what it is today.

"It will be Stevie's legacy and a way to properly honour how much he meant to everyone on the bus."

Bill Abraham, commercial director at Clydebank, explained Caskie was an innovator when it came to trying new things at the club.

He said: “Caskie started the whole thing running - getting on for 10 years ago now.

“He was always looking for ideas from other sources and Raith Rovers were running an initiative whereby supporters could sponsor club goals.

“He thought it would be a good fit for us and so - Bankies Sponsor a Goal was born.

“It quickly developed into a popular way for fans to contribute to the club - being as it were - a very positive thing to do - sponsor goals, clean sheets, penalty saves etc.

“Caskie ran it for most of the time it was going, getting names, letting people know how much they owed and gently cajoling folk into paying up.

“It raised many thousands of pounds and it's only fitting it should be his name that fronts it up.”

Anyone interested in Caskie’s Sponsor a Goal can email the club at sponsoragoal@clydebankfc.com for more details.

For anyone interested in a seat on the away bus, message the bus on Facebook or contact Fred at Holm Park on a Saturday.