AN EXHIBITION charting the history of Alloa Athletic has now officially opened, with the founder remarking it is a “dream come true”.

The remarkable display of all things Alloa had its official opening for invited guests on Friday, March 29.

Among the guests included Alloa owner Mike Mulraney, Kenny Cook from the Clacks Sports Council and William “Willie” McKie, former chairman and ex director of the club.

Willie was on hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the exhibition and gave a short speech praising the founder John Glencross for his work.

“Today is the fulfilment of the wildest dream of John Glencross,” he said. “Over the years, John has given commitment, dedication and hard work to achieve a day like this.

“When you go in, you will go in in utter amazement at what John and the Glencross family have done over all these years.

“This is another milestone in the history of Alloa Athletic so it is my honour and privilege to cut the ribbon for the Alloa Athletic Memorabilia Exhibition.”

Fans of the club can head along to the exhibition as of Saturday, March 30 and will be able to truly revel in the hard work and commitment that has been put into the exhibition.

Visitors will find match worn tracksuits, team photos spanning more than 100 years, programmes going back to the 40s and be able to sit down and watch full games recorded on VHS and DVD.

The Advertiser spoke with John at the end of the opening day, where he proudly said this was a “dream come true”.

“This is more than I could have ever wanted,” he said. “It was always my dream to showcase this stuff.

“I’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time. My dream was always to share this stuff with people.

“Now, this day is here and it is a dream come true.”

The Alloa Athletic Memorabilia Exhibition is open today from 11am-2pm for fans to visit before the game against Annan.

Families can also head down tomorrow, where John has organised an Easter Egg Trail for kids to enjoy.