Ryan Craig and Aaron McKirdy starred
for the South of Scotland under 17 select against the North at Fort William on Sunday 2nd. October, this was a very close
encounter and the South were unlucky to lose by 5-4 after extra time.
We also had three players
selected for the under 14 team, Marcus Plank, Andrew McLachlan and Scott Harvie played on the same day, also at Fort
Although again our boys played very well the South lost by 8-1.
Congratulations to all our young players for being selected for these matches, they are a credit to our club.
The membership fees of £50 for senior players and £10 for juniors will be due
before or at our AGM in January 2017 and we will accept payment in stages. We would also like to stress the importance of
our Club Lottery in contributing to our income and would ask you all to play this weekly, its a way of
supporting your club and an opportunity to win some money.
To all Members
It is not only the players and coaches who contribute to the success of our
club, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes that we sometimes take for granted . A team on
the park depends on the hard work and efforts of all club members.
We turn up on match days to a clean clubhouse and the away teams are treated to excellent
meals prepared and served by Margaret Whitelaw, the soup is always delicious as is the home baking supplied
by Nancy Gourlay, sadly Nancy will not be at the clubhouse this year but the god news ius she will continue to supply pancakes
and fruit cake. Margaret ensures our playing strips are washed and ready for each match. Sincere
thanks to you both.
It takes a great deal of money
to run our teams and maintain our clubhouse, in David Herriot we have a treasurer who looks after our
finances with great skill, he ensures money is made available whenever necessary and also that we
have funds in the bank, we actually finished last season in the black for a change..
This money comes from three main sources of income, we receive a payment from Argyll and Bute
Council for providing changing facilities for other local clubs. We also receive welcome income generated
by the efforts of two other club members who provide a constant income stream.
Our Chairman Barry Martin puts a great deal of effort into gaining and arranging
various lets for our clubhouse including weddings, birthday parties etc. as well as dog training
lessons and fitness classes for adults all providing good monetary income, this takes up a great
deal of his time and often goes without notice, our thanks, well done Barry.
Last but not
least we have John MacCallum ably running our Club Lottery, he goes round the various outlets every Monday
collecting the tickets and money, supervises the draw and pays out the winnings. Without this source of
income we would struggle financially. Thank you John. We would ask once again
for your support by buying tickets for this lotto draw, it offers good prize money to those
addition we very much welcome the support given by our main sponsors, George and Katie Ross of Macs Bar, Greg and Mara Fisher
of McIntyre Butchers and Colin and Mags Lockhart of Ardbeg Mini Market.
We also received in excess of £10,000 during 2016 in grants and donations, the Big Lottery Fund with
over £7500, £800 from Foundation Scotland, £500 from ForBute and various donations from members and supporters,
many thanks to you all.
Once again my apologies to anyone I have omitted from this list, the fault will be entirely mine.