Signing on time for the Youths

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GALA FAIRYDEAN YOUTHS are holding their registration night for the 2011-12 season in the Netherdale clubrooms next Friday, 6.30-7.30pm.

The club intend fielding teams in the under-13, 14, 15 and 17 sections of the Scottish Borders Junior Football Association.

To qualify for the under-13s, players must be born on or after January 1, 1999, the under-14s – on or after January 1, 1998; under-15s – on or after January 1, 1997; and the under-17s – on or after January 1, 1995.

Players wishing to sign need to be accompanied by an adult as there are two forms which require signatures. There will also be a subscription charge of £25 (reduced rate for families with two or more players), which is a slight increase on last year, but takes into account increased costs in changing and training facilities. The process is likely to take adults around 20 minutes.

Gala Fairydean Youths will be using the new 3G facilities currently under construction at Netherdale and the rise is to take into account the charges which will be involved over the course of the season and to keep match day costs down to a minimum.

The youths’ section held its AGM last week in the Netherdale clubrooms with the following office bearers appointed: chairman, Robert Fairburn; vice-chairman, Graham Brown; secretary and youth co-ordinator, Fred Blackie; treasurer, Sheila Blackie; committee – Mike Riddell, Lio De Luca, Kenny Donaldson, Eric Jamieson, Angela McDermott, Derek McGill, Colin Bell, Calum Shields, Jody Jamieson and Paulo Da Costa.

The club is finalising coaching teams for the various age groups and is on the lookout for volunteers to assist running the squads.

Further details are available from Fred Blackie on 07814 974458.