The ballot for induction into the Young Team Hall of Fame has resulted in an unprecedented tie that sees KYB in a deadlock with arch-rivals, the Dinky from Dumbarton.
As our report in November 2018 exclusively revealed, the storied Helensburgh youth organisation were expected to canter into the Global Young Team Federation (GYTF) Hall of Fame as first time nominees. However, after the ballots had been counted the result was found to be a tie between the KYB and the Brucehill Young Dinky, from Dumbarton.
“We were aw’ stunned when we counted the ballots before the festive break. We had a think about it over the holidays before conducting a recount with fresh eyes in January. It came down to a single spoiled ballot paper for the KYB, which had been marked in coloured pencil and not black ink as stipulated in the rules.” A GYTF spokesman explained.
When we enquired what happened next in the process, the
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We contacted KYB representative, Charlie for his thoughts on the unexpected situation. “We were all set to celebrate at the end of the year, then prepare our acceptance speeches and iron our best trackies for the awards ceremony. Some of the gang even asked for a new shell suit for Christmas so we looked our best on the night. We’re still in a state of shock about having to take part in a face-off but, if we have to tool up, we’ll be ready. Fact.”
Charlie explained that the KYB had not known that the ‘Dinky were on the ballot and have been totally blindsided by the result.
“We thought it was a formality and had made some bold plans for 2019 to mark being inducted, like fundraising activities to give back to the community. Unfortunately, now Keying Cars for Cancer, Egging for Enable, Bamming for Barnardo’s and other efforts will have to wait.”
We’ll bring you more on this dramatic story as it breaks.