SOS Cup & Glenbuck restoration
One of our aims as a Union was to protect and preserve Shankly’s legacy for younger generations of fans.
In 2009 we were contacted for support after the Shankly memorial in Glenbuck was recently damaged by joy-riders crashing a car into the memorial. We kept in touch and made a first visit to Glenbuck as a union, as featured in Shankly Natures Fire.
In September 2019 we were delighted and honoured to return to attend the ceremony of the restoration of the Glenbuck Heritage Site, which included the unveiling of a new memorial to Bill Shankly.
14 December 2019 marked 60 years since Bill Shankly arrived at Liverpool. Shankly’s plans from the beginning were to transform the Reds, elevating them from a second-tier side, at the time, to one of the biggest names in European football.
Shanklys legacy video
To commemorate this anniversary and to the launch of the Spirit of Shankly Cup SOS commissioned a short film.
Former Shankly players Chris Lawler and Ian Callaghan plus Shankly’s granddaughter Karen Gill, ‘Voice Of Anfield’ George Sephton and writer Simon Hughes, give their insight into Shankly’s impact and legacy.
Spirit of Shankly were honoured to attend the ceremony of the restoration of the Glenbuck Heritage Site, including the unveiling of a new memorial to Bill Shankly.
Glenbuck heritage village opening ceremony
Bill Shankly’s Letter from 1968
Supporter Donates Shankly's 1968 Letter to SOS Lifelong Liverpool FC supporter Steven Steel recently contacted Spirit of Shankly regarding a letter from Bill Shankly that had been written in 1968. Steven said: "The letter was left to me by my brother, Anthony Steel. After his unfortunate accident [...]
Shankly’s Spirit Lives On
Spirit of Shankly Cup The inaugural Spirit of Shankly Cup finally took place on Saturday 11 June. Two years later than originally planned, due to the pandemic, it was worth the wait. Eight Under-13 teams from Liverpool and East Ayrshire played for the title at The [...]
Spirit of Shankly Cup
Junior's tournament The inaugural Spirit of Shankly Cup will get underway on Saturday 11 June in Cumnock, East Ayrshire. A junior’s football tournament, it will bring together eight teams – four from Liverpool and four from East Ayrshire, where Bill Shankly was born in the mining village [...]
The Spirit of Shankly Cup
The Spirit of Shankly Cup December 1 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Bill Shankly agreeing to become manager of Liverpool FC. He took over two weeks later on December 14. To commemorate this anniversary and the great man’s legacy Spirit of Shankly and East Ayrshire [...]
Shankly Memorial at Glenbuck
Spirit of Shankly are delighted and honoured to attend the ceremony of the restoration of the Glenbuck Heritage Site, which will include the unveiling of a new memorial to Bill Shankly.
Shankly Memorial Glenbuck
As some people may have been aware the Shankly memorial in Glenbuck was recently damaged by joy-riders crashing a car into the memorial. The damage caused was very severe and the monument was in great danger of being ruined.