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Pre Season Friendly Access Confirmation
Edinburgh City v Arbroath Wednesday 15th July v Edinburgh at Meadowbank, 7.45pm.
Following enquiries from fans the club can confirm that fans will be able to watch the above friendly.
Arbroath have been drawn at home to Dunfermline Athletic in the first round of the Petrofac Training Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday the 25th of July.
Watch the Petrofac Training Cup R1 Draw – LIVE!
On Monday (29th June) supporters can watch the Petrofac Training Cup R1 draw LIVE on the SPFL’s official YouTube Channel.
Coverage from St Mirren Park, starts at 2.30pm.
Presenter Caroline Henderson is joined by former St Mirren star Tony Fitzpatrick and a live studio audience of football fans who have won pairs of tickets to attend the event as part of Petrofac’s Golden Ticket promotion.
One lucky supporter will join Caroline and Tony in making the draw – with a special draw taking place ahead of the live broadcast.
Teams are divided into two groups, broadly north and south (taking into account the need to split the 32 teams into two equal groups of 16).
Petrofac Training Cup R1 Draw Live from St Mirren Park Coverage on SPFL YouTube Challenge from 2.30pm Presented by Caroline Henderson with Tony Fitzpatrick
LICHTIES FEET MAKE THEIR MARK
Here is your chance to take part in an innovative fundraiser that will raise funds for Arbroath FC as well as the Supporters Club.
For just £25 you can have your footprints painted on the terracing, stand and also have your name and a message listed on the Arbroath FC website for two seasons. This can be for you or even in memory of a loved one. The feet will be sold off in numerical order but special numbers 36 and 360 will be auctioned off.
The money raised from "Lichties Feet" will let you play your part in building a successful Lichties team on the park & also supporting the TASC fundraising off the park.
The innovative idea has taken off on Twitter and high profile Tweeters including our own Manager Todd Lumsden, SPFL League 2 Player of the Year Bobby Linn, Open Champion Paul Lawrie and SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan have all retweeted about the #lichtiesfeet fundraiser. Even Sky's Golf Commentator Ewan Murray retweeted from the US Open at the weekend. The fundraiser also made an appearance in the Sun newspaper today so the Club is making headlines locally, nationally and globally.
If you would like to book your "Lichties Feet" then contact Carol Shand on 07951389694 or Gordon Arnott on 07882146463, or even check out Twitter #lichtiesfeet and leave a message.
"Where you stand or under your seat, make your mark with Lichties Feet"
Meet the Manager - Saturday 27 June at 12 noon (Sharp) Tutties Arbroath Supporters Club are delighted to announce that the Arbroath FC Manager Todd Lumsden will give the fans a short presentation and then hold a Q&A session on Saturday. Todd will fit this in between the morning and afternoon training sessions so it will start sharp at 12. The event will be held in the Hospitality Lounge at Gayfield and there will also be a chance to buy season tickets and also see and buy the new replica kit for next season. The TASC will also be selling "Lichtie Feet" should anyone wish to buy a set of feet on the terracing or in the stand. We are grateful for Todd taking the time to speak to the fans and it would be great to reward him with a big turnout.
Now that the League fixtures have been announced for the 2015/16 Season, Bookings are now being taken for Match Day Club Hospitality.
Hospitality at Gayfield was extremely popular last season with excellent feedback being received from those who came along to experience a very enjoyable day.
Despite increasing overheads over the past couple of seasons, the Club Directors have again decided not to increase the cost of Hospitality, so the price will remain at £60 + Vat but for season Ticket Holders, this is reduced to £50 + Vat.
To make a booking please contact Strathmore Event Services Ltd either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07775 779440.
Your support to the Club is truly appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at Gayfield in the season ahead having an enjoyable day at Club Hospitality.
The fixtures for season 2015/16 were announced at lunchtime and Arbroath will open the Ladbrokes SPFL League 2 campaign at home to Elgin City on Saturday the 8th of August, followed by the local derby away to Montrose the following week. The full league fixtures for Arbroath can be found at http://spfl.co.uk/league-two/fixtures/
Season Ticket Change
Recent years has seen a healthy increase in the number of supporters who are in their later years at school, starting a course of higher education or in the early years of employment, e.g. an apprenticeship. In recognition of this much appreciated support, the Club has decided to extend the present £60 Under 16 season ticket up to Under 18. The ticket will also be available to those over 18 who are in full time education at a university or college on production of a matriculation card from the institution. For those affected who have already submitted a postal application for their season ticket, please email the Club Secretary on email@example.com who will arrange to make the necessary amendment.
Arbroath have signed former Berwick Rangers midfielder, David Gold, on a one year deal.
Arbroath have arranged a final friendly for the pre season schedule and will play a Rangers XI at Murray Park on Friday the 17th of July with a 7pm kick off.
Get your Golden Ticket for the Petrofac Training Cup R1 Draw!
The Petrofac Training Cup round one draw takes place on Monday 29th June and for the first time supporters of all participating clubs – not least Arbroath – will be right at the heart of the action! Petrofac Training Services, proud sponsors of the Cup, is offering pairs of “golden tickets” to supporters up and down the country to be front and centre when the 32 teams enter this year’s competition.
And best of all, Petrofac will allow one lucky supporter, picked on the day, to MAKE the draw alongside a football personality and our new live draw presenter Caroline Henderson.
It really is a case of “suits at the back” as fans come first to enjoy the draw - which will also be broadcast LIVE and for free on YouTube and petrofactrainingcup.com.
Here’s the details for supporters who win a Golden Ticket:
· Petrofac Training Cup 2015-16 Round 1 Draw
· St Mirren Park, Greenhill Road, Paisley
· Golden Ticket holders arrival at 2pm
· Draw at 2.30pm presented by Caroline Henderson
· One lucky supporter will be invited to make the draw
· Broadcast LIVE on SPFL YouTube channel & www.petrofactrainingcup.com
To enter the competition Arbroath supporters need to find one of our golden tweets, and submit their entry direct. Simply click to enter!
Admission prices for season 2015/16 will be £13 for adults, £7 for concessions and £15 for parent and child gate. The cost for season tickets has remained unchanged now for several seasons and despite pressure to increase the price it will remain the same for season 2015/16 as we greatly appreciate the loyal support to the Club. Season ticket prices are £180 for adult, £90 for Senior Citizen, £60 for Juvenile (Under 16) and £30 for Junior (Under 12).
The following pre season fixtures have been arranged. Tuesday 7th July v Dundee United at Gayfield, 7.45pm (Forfarshire Cup). Thursday 9th July v Exeter City at Gayfield, 7.45pm. Saturday 11th July v Fraserburgh at Gayfield, 7.45pm. Wednesday 15th July v Edinburgh City at Meadowbank, 7.45pm.
As Rob Pearce has now retired as being match day PA Announcer, the Club are actively seeking a replacement. The role involves making PA announcements and playing music before the match and at half time. Anyone interested can contact the Club Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
After 13 years, Malcolm Fairweather has decided to step down from the Board at Arbroath FC in order that he can concentrate more on his work commitments. The Club are extremely grateful for his service and have now appointed him as an Honorary President. Brian Cargill has now been appointed onto the Board and he brings a wealth of experience with fundraising for the Round Table and Relay for Life over the years.
Arbroath have agreed terms for the signing of goalkeeper, Allan Fleming. The 31 year old shot stopper was with East Fife last season.
Todd Lumsden has been able to counter offers made by other Clubs and has now agreed terms with Jamie Reid, an attacking midfielder who was previously with Dundee. The 21 year old had been on loan at Elgin City last season.
Arbroath have agreed terms for the signing of central defender, Graham Hay from Formartine United. Graham had been with Brechin City prior to that.
The Club matchday PA announcer, Rob Pearce has decided to retire from the post now that the season has come to an end. All at Arbroath FC wish Rob well and to thank him for his efforts over the last few seasons which have been greatly appreciated.
SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES LADBROKES AS TITLE SPONSOR
UK-based betting company agrees the biggest ever Scottish football title sponsorship in two-year deal starting season 2015/16-
The SPFL has today announced the betting company Ladbrokes as its title sponsor from season 2015/16, in a two-year deal which includes rights across all four leagues and 42 clubs. The deal is the biggest ever of its kind in Scottish football and will see the nation’s professional football leagues become known as the Ladbrokes Premiership, Ladbrokes Championship, Ladbrokes League 1 and Ladbrokes League 2 ahead of the start of the new season in August. It marks the latest in a rich history of high-profile sports sponsorship and brand associations for Ladbrokes, which plans to run a host of activations through the different rights of its SPFL title partnership.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Ladbrokes to the SPFL’s growing family of key sponsors and partners and look forward to working with them from season 2015/16 at this truly exciting time for Scottish football. “As an established and respected leading brand in its very competitive marketplace, Ladbrokes is a perfect partner for the SPFL and we have a shared vision of a positive future for professional league football in Scotland. Ladbrokes’ backing of Scottish football is hugely valued and appreciated and I say that not only on behalf of the SPFL but also for all 42 member clubs. “Today’s announcement is the result of significant investment of energy and effort and further strengthens our optimism about the future health of the game in Scotland. “With all that positivity comes an opportunity to tell the story of a modern, engaging and exciting Scottish football environment and we look forward to doing just that with all our partners including new title sponsor Ladbrokes.”
Ladbrokes is a world leader in the betting and gaming industry with more than 2,100 shops and a great heritage and presence across UK sport. It has recently sponsored Rugby Football League’s Challenge Cup, extended its backing of horse racing’s St Leger Festival at Doncaster and continues to sponsor The Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Welcoming the new partnership, Jim Mullen, CEO of Ladbrokes said: “We love football so we are delighted to be working with the SPFL on one of the best opportunities in British sport. “This partnership will help to propel Ladbrokes and the SPFL to new heights and will put us at the heart of Scottish football throughout the year. Getting people engaged with great sport and making sure they share our passion is at the very core of everything we are about. “Our customers support clubs at every level of Scottish football from the professional leagues that we sponsor to the local Sunday League stalwarts. The Scottish game deserves a committed supporter and our financial backing will help to ensure every level of the game benefits from Ladbrokes' involvement."
Queens Park 1 (3) Arbroath 0 (2) AET
SPFL League 1 Play Off Semi Final 2nd Leg
The season came to an end for the Lichties 2 minutes before the end of extra time at Hampden when Tony Quinn rifled a shot through a crowd of players from the edge of the box. The game had been a fairly even contest with Bobby Linn coming closest for Arbroath when William Muir in the Queens goal saved his one on one effort. With penalties looming, Queens were awarded a corner and the ball was eventually parried down to Quinn who scored to send the Spiders into the Play Off Final against Stenhousemuir.
Arbroath 2 Queens Park 2
SPFL League 1 Play Off Semi Final 1st Leg
The Lichties came from 2 goals behind with 10 men to secure a 2-2 draw going into the second leg of the League 1 Play Off Semi Final. Brian Wharton rose to head in a corner on 18 minutes to put the visitors ahead before Kieran McWalter saw red for a rash challenge. Shaun Fraser doubled the lead for Queens in the 36th minute before Simon Murray latched onto Bobby Linn's cross to pull a goal back. Arbroath dominated play in the 2nd half with Bobby Linn thundering a shot off the bar and forcing a fine save from William Muir. Simon Murray scored his second with a cool finish after Bobby Linn's mazy run from inside his own half. The Lichties now head to Hampden on Saturday with parity restored.
Arbroath FC are delighted to announce the appointment of Ewen West to the Club's Board of Directors. Ewen has been involved at the Club over the past 2 seasons since his retiral and has been acting as Safety Officer. He brings a wealth of experience and is also now taking a lead role in commercial aspects for the Club.
In order to enhance the usage of the Hospitality Suite for both football and non-football related events within Gayfield, the Board of Directors have recently undertaken a review of existing arrangements. This excellent facility is currently under used and in order to ensure that this important Club Facility is used to its maximum potential, the Board are delighted to have appointed Strathmore Event Services Ltd (SES Ltd) to assist in this work. The Club’s current Events Manager Julie Harper will work alongside SES Ltd and will continue to host events held at Gayfield. The Hospitality Suite is an extremely important revenue stream for the Club and the Board of Directors would encourage existing and potential new users of this facility to support SES ltd in their work and ultimately assist the Manager and his squad of players, who have had an excellent start to the 2014/15 season.
SES Ltd can be contacted at info@strathmoreeventservices or by telephoning 07775 779440 to discuss Hospitality Suite enquiries and bookings, as well as other Commercial aspects of the Club Operation.
Club Chairman John Christison added, ‘I am pleased to announce Arbroath Football Clubs association with our new marketing partners Strathmore Event Services Ltd. Quality facility hire has now become an ever increasing important financial consideration of a successful football club and AFC is no different. By working with SES we will intrinsically strengthen our approach towards improving the use of our fantastic facilities, not only for football fans, but for all the residents of Arbroath and the wider area. I therefore solicit your continued cooperation and patronage and look forward to seeing you in our excellent facilities in the very near future at Gayfield Park.’
Arbroath FC Squad 2014/15
L-R (Back row) Johnny Lindsay, Ross Fisher, Aldin El-Zubaidi, Kevin Nicoll, Scott McBride, Keiran Stewart, Kevin Buchan, Connor Birse.
(Middle row) Becky Dunphy (Physio), Adam Hunter, Mark Whately, Michael Travis, David Crawford, Scott Morrison, Jordan Lowdon, Paul McManus, Simon Murray.
(Front row) Keiran McWalter, Jack Smith, Ricky Little, Todd Lumsden (Asst. Manager), Allan Moore (Manager), Bobby Linn, Craig Johnstone, Michael Wallace
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Arbroath Football Club is a community Club and wishes to portray a family atmosphere at its matches to encourage everyone to enjoy football at Gayfield Park in a friendly atmosphere. As such, bad behaviour, persistent use of foul or abusive language or any forms of racial or sectarian abuse will not be tolerated. Offenders are liable to be ejected from the stadium.