Family want to find lost Hutchison trophy

A family is trying to trace the whereabouts of a football trophy which has not been contested for some years.

The Archie Hutchison Memorial Cup was donated by the family of the late Mr Hutchison, a stalwart of Shetland football for many years, and presented annually to the winners of an indoor tournament prior to the main outdoor season. Delting are believed to have been the last winners nine years ago but what happened to the trophy after that is unknown.

Mr Hutchison’s daughter Sheila Fowler, who regularly presented the trophy in memory of her father, would like to find out what happened to it. If the senior football association had no more use for it the family might look at donating it for competition at junior level.

Stuart MacKay, a great-grandson of Mr Hutchison and grandson of Mrs Fowler, said: “I think it was last won by Delting in 2000 but I’m told it was handed straight back to the association.

“I have tried getting in touch with the association but it’s al­ways the same. Someone says they will get back to me but they never do.

“If we can get [the trophy] back we might do something different with it, perhaps at another age group. If we could just find out where it is.”

If anybody knows where the missing cup is they can contact Mrs Fowler at 7 Anderson Road, Lerwick, or call her on (01595) 692308.


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