A DOUBLE winning school football team have a new goal for 2017- to be reunited after more than 50 years.

Back in 1966, Haldane Primary School were celebrating local league title success and victory in the Russell Cup.

Now plans are afoot to reunite that successful double-winning side and The Reporter's been signed up to try to help.

One of the team members is George Embelton, who now lives in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

George takes up the story: "I was a pupil at Haldane Primary School until 1966 and our football team won the local League and the Russell Cup.

"One of the members, Billy Cameron, has been living in Australia for around 30 years and is coming home on holiday in June.

"I thought it would be a fun idea to have a get-together involving as many of the members as possible of the team, sometime in June."

George has now sent out an appeal to try to track down as many of the football side as possible.

And it's hoped that the team picture, taken at the time, will help jog a few memories.

The legendary Haldane Primary School team and coaches from 1966 is as follows: Billy Montague, Lindsay Easton, Billy Cameron, Billy Baxter, Donald Hunter, Brian Robertson, Graham McIntyre, Finley Smith, John White (Janitor), Alan Robertson, John McKay, Jim Paton, George Embelton, Gordon Campbell and Peter McLaren who ran the team.

One of the players, Donald Hunter, went on to enjoy a successful football career with Rangers, St Mirren, Dumbarton and Alloa Athletic, while Gordon Campbell went on to write songs for none other than 80s chart topper Shakin' Stevens.

George has tracked down some of the team but is desperate to trace even more of them.

He said: "I have already been in contact with a few of them and they are keen on the idea of a reunion.

"I am already in contact with Billy Cameron and Jim Paton and have now found Lindsay Easton and Gordon Campbell.

"I think that Donald Hunter still lives in the Vale but sadly, I believe that Brian Robertson died some years ago and I don't have a clue about the others."

If you think you know the players, or you're one of them, get in touch with Paul Behan at The Reporter on 0141 435 8841 and we'll pass on your details to George.