AWAY MATCH v BRORA RANGERS FC
BREEDON HIGHLAND LEAGUE
DUDGEON PARK, BRORA, KW9 6QN
WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST 2023 – KO 8pm
We’re on the road again…. and we’re on our way to Brora for our third away match in a row – and on a, hopefully, summer’s evening.
Looking at the result on our corresponding fixture from last year, I seem to remember it was one of our better performances and one which then, new manager, Robert MacCormack could see some of the potential on the pitch that night from what was a very disappointing season. Let’s hope we can deliver another strong performance this season and leave Dudgeon Park with more positivity…..and with Ross County’s young goalkeeper on loan to Brora we have a return meeting with goalie Logan Ross and the Jags own flying winger Ross Logan…….one for the HFL Quiz nights….
Although the Jags weren’t involved competitively over last weekend behind the scenes there was plenty going on.
Members of the committee helped set up a stand at the annual Farmers Show here in Grantown and stalwarts Graeme Stuart and Rob Clark were on standby all day, as the photos show, meeting and greeting the many people a sunny day brings out on Showday!
It was a very successful venture and both enjoyed themselves at what was our first ever official attendance at The Show and no doubt the Jags duo will be back next year………..
Bookings for our hospitality packages this season are going very well – our home games against Rothes on Sep 9, Buckie Thistle on Oct 21, Forres Mechanics on Dec 9 and Formartine on 16 Dec have now been taken – we look forward to looking after you at Seafield Park and lets hope our guests go home after enjoying a home win……
FUND RAISING DANCE
Tickets are now on sale for the K and The Pupils dance in the RBL Scotland venue in Grantown – see poster for details
We’ll be back later this week for the build-up to our first home match on Saturday against Banks O’ Dee FC…….
IMPORTANT REQUEST FROM OUR LOCAL REFEREES ASSOCIATIONS
All football matches in the Aberdeen, North East and North of Scotland areas require at least a referee and in certain other fixtures also assistant referees.
Throughout the years there has been an increase in the number of games being played at all levels including, but not exclusively, in Youth and Women’s football.
The three Referee Associations that cover the our areas are always looking to welcome new members and to this end, we would invite anyone interested to contact the Association which covers matches in the area in which they live.
During and since COVID, all three Associations have lost a number of referees who decided during the lay off period to move on and this has put a strain on numbers available. Therefore, new blood is sought now and going forward.
The Associations run introductory classes, face to face basis which can be tailored to suit candidates;
and there is the alternative of doing the course on the Zoom platform. In addition, there is also an on-line course which can be completed at the candidates own pace in their own surroundings, with details on the SFA website. All courses also have a face-to-face session for candidates to provide advice on the practicalities of officiating.
We would be delighted to hear from you and contact details are undernoted. Further details are also on the SFA website in the referee section.
Aberdeen & District Referees’ Association (incorporating Orkney and Shetland)
Moray and Banff Referees’ Association
North of Scotland Referees’ Association