CELTIC today launched the Lisbon Lions Trophy to honour the 50th anniversary of their historic 1967 European Cup triumph.

The Parkhead club has set up an under-14 schools football tournament in conjunction with the Glasgow Schools’ Football Association and Hyndland Secondary School. It will get underway at Toryglen Football Centre on Thursday, May 25 – the 50th anniversary of Celtic’s greatest triumph. The semi-finals and final will be held at Celtic’s training ground at Lennoxtown in early June.

It will bring together 16 schools and over 200 pupils from across the west of Scotland. The schools attended by Lisbon Lions will be represented along with the best performing schools from this year’s GSFA league and cup competitions.

“Everyone at Celtic is delighted to support this great initiative and we are sure it is one which will bring huge benefits to the schools and players involved,” said Celtic chief executive Peter Lawell.