Win tickets to Hampden final

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MARCH may seem a long way away for football fans, but with the season now in full flight, readers of TheSouthern have the opportunity to win a family ticket that will take four to the Scottish Communities League Cup Final at Hampden.

The Scottish Government is backing the tournament and is ploughing £1million confiscated from criminals to fund a project with the Scottish Football League, working with schools, coaches, parents, communities and youngsters to promote a campaign highlighting the values of respect, responsibility and tolerance – on and off the pitch.

A Holyrood spokesman commented: “This season’s tournament is a chance to celebrate everything that is good about the game and the positive role it plays in our society, creating a lasting legacy for change within Scottish football.”

He added: “ The community-based activities and initiatives that have kicked off across the country aim to shout about the positives of the beautiful game, as well tackle the wider negative issues often associated with football, such as alcohol misuse, sectarianism, racism, domestic abuse and violence.”

To find out more about activities in the Borders and to be in with a chance of winning a family ticket to the Scottish Communities League Cup Final on Sunday, March 18,