Everyone at the Thorn Athletic Sports Academy was delighted to host a special screening of Scottish Director Sammy Andie Bennett’s latest feature, The Auld Game, earlier this month. The Auld Game provides a potted history of Scottish football and showcases some of the landmark moments and influential trendsetters that helped shape our national sport. An expansive library of archive footage is accompanied by contextualising narration provided by director and editor Sammy Andie Bennett, as well as music by Stornoway-born Celtic punk band Peat and Diesel.
This was the first screening of this type at the Thorn Athletic Sports Academy, and we were thrilled to be one of the host venues for the documentary’s nationwide tour that has helped it gain significant exposure, particularly in the grassroots football landscape. It was the ideal way to end what has been another landmark year at the Thorn Athletic Sports Academy, as audience members were welcomed by tea, coffee and snacks before taking their seats and enjoying the show.
Be sure to keep an eye on the upcoming events at your local community or sports hub to see if The Auld Game is being screened near you, or get a brief preview of what you can expect from the film by viewing the trailer below: