Financial fairy?

GALA FAIRYDEAN are on the hunt for a new treasurer after last Thursday's AGM.

Steve McLaren decided not to stand for the post he has made his own in his two remarkable years, in order to spend more time with his family.

When he began his term, the club was deep in debt and teetering on the brink. Now, it is very much in the black and has still managed to completely renovate the clubrooms.

Chairman Jos Ritchie paid tribute, saying: “Steve was a fantastic treasurer for this club and I’d like to thank him for the terrific work he has put in over the years.”

However, the club welcomed four more members onto the committee – Dave Allison, Jenni Janiak, Karen Hay and Alan Allison.

The committee is: chairman – Jos Ritchie; vice-chairman – Dave Allison; treasurer – vacant; bar convener – Gary Hay; secretary – Kevin Janiak; fixture secretary – John Clayton; membership secretary – Jenni Janiak; matchday co-ordinators – Paul Janiak and Karen Hay; league management liaison – Adam McClory; ground co-ordinator – Bruce Noble; and general committee – Alan Allison.

Anyone wishing to apply for the position of treasurer should send their CV to Mr Ritchie at Gala Fairydean FC, Nether Road, Netherdale, Galashiels, TD1 3HE as soon as possible.