Under 10’s win Thompson Cup
Kids get ready for the big penalty shootout-12/05/14
Get along to Galabank tonight and support the kids as they take part in their annual Penalty Shootout fundraiser in aid of the community football programme. Kick Off is 6PM with all kids from all age groups taking part.
People are reminded that parking is available at the top end of the club behind the MUGA training area.
2006 side Enjoy their day at Clyde
Annan Athletics match against Clyde on Saturday 30th November may have been rescheduled due to Clyde’s involvement in the Scottish Cup 5th round, however, the Blackand Golds were still represented on the day at Broadwood through the community football 2006 Youth squad.
The boys were delighted to be asked to participate against the Clyde FC Youths in what was a return match as the Bully Wee had previously visited Galabank inSeptember when the Clyde SPFL side ran out 2-1 winners.
A commemorative gift was given to Clyde from Annan Coach Charlie McCulloch as a token of appreciation and also highlighting the friendship between the two clubs.
The boys played for around two hours before receiving hospitality from the hosts. The teams then played again at half time providing the entertainment for Clyde and Stranraer fans.
First team Manager Jim Chapman then paid a surprise visit to the boys before taking his seat in the stand to watch Clyde for the forthcoming Annan game. The day ended on the park after the game for photos then and in typical football tradition, stopped at Abington Services for their happy meal on the way home.
The following Sunday morning seen the 2005 and 2006 squads playing in a Fun Fours and Fun Fives football tournament at Galabank. There were over 140 youngsters playing in these tournaments from Dumfries, Moffat, Lockerbie and Annan.
Coaches Keith Maxwell (2005) and Charlie McCulloch(2006)were highly delighted by the turnout from players and parents. Such was the success of the tournament that the club will be are now looking to host another tournament in the near future.
The fundraising draw and family disco raised over £600. Big thanks to Gillian, Suzy, Janice and Kelly for their hard work and to everyone who bought raffle tickets and to all the local businesses who donated prizes. Thanks also to James Cairns of Top Tunes Disco.
The club are grateful to the following for their continued support of local football
Kian Creighton for supplying training balls to P6
Elaine Milne of Annan Properties, Ronnie Ogilvie, Sean Marshall, Archie Dryburgh and Dr Elaine Murray MSP of Scottish Labour Party Group for providing playing kit for P4 and P7.
Christmas Soccer Skills Challenge – Monday 16 December from 6pm
The club will be holding a soccer skills challenge for all age groups starting at 6pm prompt. P1 and P2 will last approx 1 hour with the remaining groups P3-P7 lasting approx 2 hours (weather permitting)
Every child taking part will receive a medal and a Selection Box.
Make sure you don’t miss out and lets see your skill at penalties, crossbar challenge, dribbling etc .
The clubhouse will be open at 6.30pm for hot drinks
Monday night Training times and Fees
The winter training times and fees are now as follows
Children born 2006 – 2009 6 – 7pm £2 per session
Children born 2005 6 – 7.30pm £3 per session
Children born 2002 – 2004 7 – 8pm £2 per session
Thanks to all parents who have assisted in collecting weekly fees. This is very much appreciated and frees up the coaches to ensure the kids get maximum time on the pitch. Anyone able to assist at anytime please contact Brian Jardine.
Coaches and Volunteers required
We are always requiring help and anyone interested in becoming a coach or helping us in any other way please contact
Brian Jardine on 07710368036 or Chris Bell on 07584131858
Training will continue throughout winter (except christmas break) however; if you feel the weather may affect training please check the AAFC website/Facebook page or contact your child’s coach or Brian Jardine before travelling.
A huge thank you to all the responsible parents who are adhering to the parking restrictions around the ground. Annan Athletic FC are working hard with Police Scotland, The Scouts and the local authority to try and ensure your child’s safety when attending the club particularly on training nights. For those unfamiliar with the ground layout there is a large free carpark located at the north end of the ground which should be used whenever possible.
Training sessions will finish on Monday 16 December after the Soccer Skills Challenge and start again on Monday 20 Januray 2014.
D&G youth teams will stop training on Thursday 19 December and start again on Thursday 23 January 2014
Friday 1 November 2013 7.30pm to late in clubhouse, Galabank
Tickets adults £2 and children 50p
Disco, buffet, raffle and prizes
All money raised goes to Annan Athletic Community Football
Tickets available from clubhouse or from Gillian Nicholson or Suzy Wotherspoon
Annan Athletic Community Football training times and fees
As from Monday 7 October 2013 the fees and training times will be as follows:
Children born in 2008/2009 – 6pm to 7pm – £2 per session
Children born in 2007 – 6pm to 7pm – £2 per session
Children born in 2006 – 6pm to 7pm – £2 per session
Children born in 2005 – 6pm to 7pm – £2 per session
Children born in 2004 – 7pm to 8.30pm – £3 per session
Children born in 2003 – 7pm to 8.30pm – £3 per session
Children born in 2002 – 7pm to 8.30pm – £3 per session
As from Thursday 10 October 2013 the fees and training times will be as follows:
Under 13s – 5.30pm to 7pm – £3 per session
Under 15s – 5.30pm to 7pm – £3 per session
Children will be required to register and pay before entering the Playing Surface. This will take place in the yellow cabin on entry to the ground. We would ask that all children arrive promptly (approx. 10 mins before starting time) to ensure that they have registered and paid and in place ready for training.
Coaches and Volunteers Required
We are always requiring help with coaching, setting up pitches or fund raising, if you feel you can help out or you require any more information please contact Brian Jardine on 07710368036 or Chris Bell on 07584131858, any help will be much appreciated.
October School Holidays
Training sessions will continue as normal throughout the October school holidays.
Annan Athletic FC 2006 squad travelled to Prestwick to take part in the Caledonian Festival recently.
Coach Charlie McCulloch was delighted with their efforts stating “the boys were fantastic it was their first proper away day on the team bus and they were a credit to themselves and the club. We entered 3 teams, playing against teams from Ayrshire + Glasgow, and between them – 2 teams had 6 wins + 1 draw, and the other had 7 straight wins. Every single player scored. Could not have asked for more. The boys all had a great time as was confirmed by the noise of the bus on the way home”.
Primary 3 at Prestwick