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Arbroath FC held its annual Burns Night at Gayfield last Friday. Pictured are;

Back: Roddy Campbell, Eck Whitton, Dave Ramsay, Ken Smith and piper Tom Roberts.

Front: Frank Ferguson, Rusty Smith, Gwynme Stewart, Brian Cargill, John Christison and the Rev Martin Fair.


Arbroath FC will be holding its annual Sportsmans Dinner on Friday 18 March with a 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets cost £40 and speakers for the evening are Jim Spence, Jimmy Nicholl and Dick Campbell.

Jim Spence is a Scottish Sports broadcaster from Dundee who works for BBC Scotland. Spence is a fan of Dundee United F.C. He became an Internet hit in 2009 after a faltering interview with Slovakian goalkeeper Dušan Perniš. Despite Perniš apologising for his poor English, Spence continues the interview with limited success. He is forced to rephrase each question several times but just receives baffled looks from the goalkeeper.

Jimmy Nicholl is a Canadian-born former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for several clubs, including Manchester United and Rangers. He was mainly a right-back but could also play in other defensive roles. Nicholl won a total of 73 international caps for Northern Ireland, scoring one goal. After retiring as a player, he moved into coaching and management. He enjoyed success as manager of Raith Rovers, winning the 1994–95 Scottish League Cup. In recent years he has worked as an assistant coach for some Scottish Premier League clubs, including Aberdeen, Kilmarnock and Hibernian. His most recent managerial position was for Scottish Championship side Cowdenbeath. In March 2015, he took over as assistant coach for Northern Ireland.

Dick Campbell is a former football Scottish Football League manager and player. Campbell's playing career was low-profile and is more known for his managerial career which includes successful lengthy spells at Brechin City and Forfar Athletic . He also managed Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle and Ross County. He has achieved four promotions at three different clubs with the highlight taking Brechin from the old Scottish Third Division to the Scottish First Division which earned his move to Partick Thistle.


The match between Arbroath and East Stirlingshire that was postponed on Boxing Day has now been arranged for Tuesday the 16th of February at Gayfield with a 7.45pm kick off.


Saturday's winning 50/50 number was 007755 for £188


Arbroath 1 Stirling Albion 1

Match Highlights HERE

Arbroath had to settle for a share of the points at Gayfield. Todd Lumsden was forced to make 2 changes to the starting line up from last week due to injuries with Sergio Alvarez replacing David Gold and Shaun Rutherford in for Jordan Lowdon. The first half was an even affair with both sides cancelling each other out in difficult conditions. Albion had a goal ruled out for offside and a shot off the bar. An injury to Bobby Linn forced a change on the half hour mark and he was replaced by Jamie Reid. The second half was a similar affair to the first but the Lichties managed to take the lead in the 70th minute. Arbroath were awarded a free kick and before it was taken, Kane Hester came on to replace Josh Skelly. The free kick was lofted in and Greg Rutherford knocked it down to Hester who nudged it over the line with his first touch of the game. Six minutes later came a real turning point. Hester picked up a long kick and ran forward into the box. He was one on one with Chris Smith but opted to pass over to Greg Rutherford who was in a more open position and the striker knocked the ball in. The Lichties fans were jubilant but the assistant referee put his flag up for an infringement. With the Arbroath players stunned by the decision, Stirling raced up the field and the ball eventually fell to Darren Smith who smashed the ball into the roof of the net for 1-1. Both sides tried to win it towards the end but it ended up a draw and probably fair result. The draw moves Arbroath up to 5th.


ARBROATH BORN GANO GEARS UP FOR SUPER BOWL

Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano is ready for the biggest game of his life on Sunday in the Super Bowl but he hasn’t forgotten his Scottish roots. Gano, who is from Arbroath, lived there until he was nine and still has family in Scotland.

Now a household name in America, Gano will line-up for the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in Sunday's NFL showdown.

Gano said: "My dad was always pushing me to play American Football, but my sole goal growing up was playing for the Scotland National team” Gano also regularly keeps in touch with Scottish born Placekicker Lawrence Tynes who won the Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2012.

Arbroath FC sent a shirt across to Graham with their very best wishes from the Club.


Photographic Project - Arbroath FC Through the Camera Lens

The Arbroath Photography Club will be taking photographs at home matches starting with the match against Stirling Albion. This is with a view to holding a photography exhibition later on this year based on Arbroath FC. The club members will try to capture the various matchday experiences of the fans, players, match and club officials as well as iconic views of Gayfield Park itself. This is another great community project between Arbroath FC and the local community.


East Stirlingshire 0 Arbroath 3

The Lichties returned from a wintry Ochilview with all 3 points after a solid and comfortable performance against the Shire. Arbroath struck early in the first half when Greg Rutherford harassed the defender to win the ball on the right had side of the box in the 11th minute. He knocked the ball over to Josh Skelly who calmly fired passed Richie Barnard in the Shire goal. Todd Lumsden had started with an unchanged side from last week but was forced to make a change 4 minutes later when David Gold was injured and Sergio Alvarez came on. The visitors dominated the remainder of the first half, though a blizzard and swirling gale made things difficult just before half time. Arbroath dominated the opening spell of the second half, though Shire had a thundering effort off the underside of the bar. In the 64th minute, it was 2-0 as Sergio Alvarez found himself in front of goal when the ball dropped to him and he fired it in. The match was over 4 minutes later when a great ball by Kane Hester found Bobby Linn who ran in and netted. The score could have been higher with Linn and Hester both spurning good opportunities. The win lifts Arbroath to 6th in the table. Attendance 306


Martin Grehan has left Arbroath FC by mutual agreement


Jordan Lowdon picked up two man of the match awards on Saturday after picking up Sponsor's man of the match and also being voted man of the match by those in Hospitality. In the first picture Jordan is being awarded the trophy by Taeun Kim who was visiting Gayfield all the way from the South Korea Arbroath Supporters Club! The second picture shows Jordan with Arbroath FC legend, Tom Cargill who made 445 appearances for the Lichties between 1964 and 1981 and who was inducted into our Hall of Fame in September.


Arbroath 2 Annan Athletic 1

Match Highlights Available on Annan Website at www.annanathleticfc.com

The Lichties beat the Galabankies by 2 goals to 1 with a composed performance at Gayfield. Arbroath gave a start to new loan signing, Josh Skelly who partnered Greg Rutherford up front. Craig Watson gave the home side the lead just into the second half when he connected with a Skelly free kick to loop a postage stamp header into the corner of the net. The lead was doubled in the 58th minute when Bobby Linn's effort rebounded from goalkeeper, Jordan Hart and then ricocheted off Martin McNiff into his own goal. The impressive Skelly was replaced by Kane Hester who on another day could have scored 3 with well made efforts in the last 20 minutes. Annan were given a lifeline in the 88th minute when Craig Watson was adjudged to have handled in the box by Referee, Mike Roncone. Peter Weatherson converted to make it 2-1 and set up a nervy last few minutes. Arbroath comfortably held on though to consolidate 7th place in the league. Attendance 616.


Jamie Clarke has left Arbroath FC by mutual agreement.


Arbroath FC will be hosting its annual Burns Supper on Friday the 5th of February. Speakers for this light hearted tribute to the Bard include, Dave Ramsay, Rusty Smith, Frank Ferguson, Gwynne Stewart, Ken Smith and Brian Cargill. There will also be entertainment from Eck Whitton and Tom Roberts. Tickets cost £20 and the evening starts at 7 for 7.30pm. Please contact Julie on 07864195158 to book.


The Club were saddened to hear that John Woodward has passed away. John became a 'weel kent' face at Gayfield as he carried the winning 50/50 number board around at half time and would help sweep up the tunnel area once the players had come off.


ARBROATH F.C – RESPONSE TO SUPPORTER ISSUES

Over the past few weeks a number of Incidents have occurred involving a small minority of Arbroath F.C. Supporters which has caused the Club significant concern. This has been the subject of extensive discussion by the Club Board of Directors and with Officers of Police Scotland.

The Directors wish to strongly condemn this unwarranted behaviour and wish to convey the following message to those Supporters who have been conducting themselves in a manner that is completely unacceptable to the Club and which threatens to bring the Club into disrepute.

‘Arbroath F.C. will absolutely not tolerate any Club Supporter who uses any foul, abusive or insulting behaviour within Gayfield Park or at any other stadium where the team is participating in a game. This type of conduct is completely unjustified and unnecessary. Anyone acting in such a manner at future games will be ejected from the Stadium and if necessary, the circumstances reported to Police Scotland.

 Likewise the Club absolutely condemns the use of any type of pyrotechnic device within Football Stadiums. As has been documented elsewhere recently, these devices are extremely dangerous and there is significant potential for them to cause serious injury. At a recent Scottish Cup fixture at Cowdenbeath, one of these types of devices was discharged in the wooden grandstand occupied by Arbroath FC Supporters. This was completely unacceptable from a Club perspective.

At fixtures away from Gayfield Park, the Club will continue to fully cooperate with other Clubs to ensure that our Supporter behaviour is to the standard that is rightfully expected.

Those few Arbroath F.C. Supporters who may continue in future to conduct themselves in an unacceptable fashion will be refused entry to Gayfield Park. Whilst the Club will not take such a decision lightly, the Directors are absolutely determined to ensure that the vast majority of its very well behaved Supporters can enjoy Football matches at Gayfield in a family friendly environment whilst providing good and greatly appreciated support and encouragement to the Players and Management team.

The Directors will continue to monitor this situation closely and should further incidents occur, decisive and prompt action will be taken.’


Arbroath have signed 18 year old striker, Josh Skelly on a development loan from Dundee until the end of the season


Arbroath FC reached a milestone in the game against Montrose on the 2nd of January when Bobby Linn scored the 5000th goal for the Club in the professional league in Scotland. Chairman, John Christison presented Bobby with a commemorative award in the Boardroom after the match against Elgin on Saturday.


Match Highlights HERE

Arbroath 2 Elgin City 3

The Lichties lost out by 3 goals to 2 in a closely fought encounter at Gayfield. Connor McLaren gave the visitors the lead on 27 minutes before Greg Rutherford knocked in from close range 3 minutes later after Bobby Linn's shot was spilled by Mark Hurst. Early in the second half, a superb piece of skill by Rutherford saw him run down the right and cross for Darren Ramsey who made it 2-1 to the hosts. A moment of controversy came in the 53rd minute when Ricky Little was adjudged to have fouled right on the edge of the box with the Elgin player then continuing and being fouled again inside the box. Referee, Grant Irvine initially gave a free kick but then changed the decision and awarded a penalty which Craig Gunn converted. Dylan Easton then put the Highlanders 3-2 ahead with a fine finish with 13 minutes remaining. Arbroath pushed for an equaliser with a stramash on the goal line in the last minute the best chance.


Arbroath have signed left sided defender, Shaun Rutherford on a development loan until the end of the season from Queen of the South.


Arbroath FC are delighted to announce that Darren Ramsay has had his loan deal from Rangers extended which will keep him at Gayfield until the end of the season.


Montrose 0 Arbroath 2

The Lichties triumphed in the Angus derby at Links Park thanks to goals from Bobby Linn and Mark Whatley. Kieran Stewart was fit for Arbroath and replaced Jamie Clarke in midfield with Andy Ryan in the squad for his 3rd and final time as a trialist. Atrocious weather conditions made things difficult for both sides but the Lichties eventually took the lead in the 31st minute when Bobby Linn's sublime strike beat Jordan Millar. Arbroath then dominated the remainder of the half with Linn and the impressive Greg Rutherford both going close. The Maroons continued where they left off into the second half and started to turn the screw. Jamie Reid was replaced by Andy Ryan and the ex Hamilton forward made an immediate impression. Ryan was involved almost instantly as Craig Wilson found him down the right hand wing. The ball was played back before finding its way to Rutherford who looked to have scored but in the melee of a congested 6 yard area the ball found its way back to the edge where Mark Whatley struck it past Millar, who was off his line to double the Lichties lead in the 63rd minute. Arbroath didn't sit on this lead and continued to seek a third for the remainder of the game. Rutherford was replaced by Kane Hester late on to rapturous applause and the young striker made an impact with Ryan to set up Darren Ramsey who could only fire directly at the Montrose custodian. The attendance for this match was a very impressive1,387 considering the terrible weather conditions.


A Happy New Year to Everyone From Arbroath FC

The Lichties Love Munich Supporters Group Send Their Best Wishes


Arbroath FC are delighted to announce that Craig Watson's temporary transfer from Hamilton Academical has been extended until the end of the season.


Arbroath FC are delighted to announce that Bobby Linn has agreed terms for a 2 year extension to his contract that will keep him at Gayfield until the summer of 2018.


Highlights from the Clyde v Arbroath match can be viewed here

http://www.clydefc.co.uk/media/video/


Clyde 0 Arbroath 2

Arbroath returned from Broadwood with the 3 points after 2 stunning late goals to beat Clyde. The hosts started the brighter and Scott McLaughlin and Chris Smith both missed chances. Greg Rutherford had 2 great chances for the Lichties but the sides went in level at half time. Arbroath upped the work rate but were fortunate when a David Marsh shot came back off the post. Jamie Clarke was replaced by Keiran Stewart with 25 minutes remaining and an inspired double substitution with 9 minutes left won the game. Kane Hester and Trialist, Andy Ryan replaced Greg Rutherford and Bobby Linn. Within 2 minutes, Hester was on the score sheet when he found an opening and fired into the net from the edge of the box. A minute later, Andy Ryan curled a long range effort into the top corner that stunned the home support and sent the Lichties fans into ecstasy. The win lifts Arbroath into 7th.


Arbroath 3 Berwick Rangers 1

Match Highlights HERE

The Lichties overcame difficult weather conditions to see off The Borderers at Gayfield by 3 goals to 1. With the wind and rain at their backs, Berwick took a first half lead when Blair Henderson slotted home a penalty in the 28th minute. Arbroath gradually came more and more into the game and eventually levelled when Allan Fleming's long kick out found Bobby Linn who calmly dinked the ball over the Berwick custodian. 2 minutes later and Arbroath went ahead. Craig Wilson ran in with the ball from the right, beat a couple of players and then unleashed a long range curler that screamed into the top corner. Berwick pushed to level things but were undone when 4 minutes into injury time the ball was cleared to Darren Ramsay who calmly lobbed the ball from 35 yards into an empty goal.


Queens Park 1 Arbroath 0

Arbroath slumped to a 1-0 defeat at Hampden against Queens Park. The only goal of the game came on 11 minutes when Chris Duggan latched onto a through ball from Joe Bradley to fire past Allan Fleming. The Lichties featured former emergency loan signing, Andy Ryan who had been released by Hamilton during the week, with the striker appearing as a trialist. Arbroath's best efforts came from a Darren Ramsay effort that was cleared by Ryan McGeever and a fine stop by Willie Muir to deny Bobby Linn.


William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round Replay

Arbroath 2 Cowdenbeath 4

The Lichties Scottish Cup dreams ended with a 4-2 defeat at home to Cowdenbeath. The damage was done during the first half when Arbroath went 4 down within 40 minutes, defending against atrocious weather conditions with driving wind and rain. Greig Spence had opened the scoring on 14 minutes, Liam Callaghan doubled the lead on 21 before Dean Brett scored on 37 and a 40th minute penalty. Bobby Linn reduced the deficit straight away to 4-1 with a fine strike before half time. In the second half, Linn again found the net on 51 for 4-2 and then had an effort back off the inside of the post and along the goal line that was cleared. Arbroath continued to press but couldn't find a way through and the match petered out.


William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round Replay

Arbroath 0 Cowdenbeath 0 (Match Abandoned after 23 Minutes)

After 23 minutes, a decision was made by match referee, Craig Charleston to abandon this match due to high winds. The tie is scheduled to now be played on Monday the 7th of December at 7.45pm.


Arbroath have signed striker, Greg Rutherford until the end of the season. Greg played for Alloa Athletic towards the end of last season and had previously played for Dover Athletic and Hartlepool.


It was a fantastic night at Gayfield for the 130th Anniversary Gala Dinner to celebrate the 36-0 win over Bon Accord on Friday. Nearly 300 guests attended on the night, enjoying an evening of entertainment and a superb 3 course meal. The event was very generously sponsored by Arbikie Highland Estate. Some pictures are below.

 


In celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the 36-0 world record score, Arbikie Highland Estate has created 3,600 limited edition bottles of its premium gin and vodka, which are available to buy online from Arbikie or alternatively from the Club at Gayfield. These would make an ideal gift for any football supporter. Arbikie Highland Estate is also very generously sponsoring the upcoming 36-0 Gala Dinner.

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John Stirling from Arbikie Highland Estate presents Arbroath FC Chairman, John Christison with a bottle of the special limited edition 36-0 gin that is now available to buy.

After impressing during training and in the match v Queens Park, Arbroath have signed striker, Joao Victoria


Arbroath Football Club Squad 2015/16

From Left to Right

Back Row - Andy Munro, Jamie Clarke, Lewis Coult, Sergio Cecilia Alvarez, Keiran Stewart, Graham Hay, Martin Grehan

Middle Row - Ross Grant (Physiotherapist), Craig Wilson, Ricky Little, Calum Brodie, Allan Fleming, David Gold, Kane Hester, Mike Cargill (Goalkeeping Coach)

Front Row - Kieran McWalter, Jamie Reid, Bobby Linn, Steven Hislop (Assistant Manager), Todd Lumsden (Manager), Mark Whatley, Craig Johnstone, Jordan Lowdon


Arbroath FC held its Annual Open Day on Saturday prior to the match against Elgin City. There was a very good turnout of youngsters who enjoyed a training session on the pitch with Todd Lumsden, Steve Hislop and the players. The kids then enjoyed a lunch that was provided by KFC, who very kindly sponsored the event, for which Arbroath FC is very grateful.


2 footballing legends visited Gayfield on Thursday when Exeter City called for a pre season friendly. Director of Football and former Tottenham Hotspur player, Steve Perryman and his former team mate, Alan Gilzean who also played for Dundee enjoyed the match. Both are seen here with Chairman - John Christison, Vice Chairman - Mike Caird and Club Secretary - Gary Callon.


Arbroath FC Community Engagement Programme Kicks Off

As part of Arbroath Football Clubs Community engagement programme this season the Club is giving local youth team the opportunity to take part in a "Match Day Experience" at Gayfield.

At every home league match this season we will have one of the local youth football clubs attending the match. Their match day experience will include amongst other things free entry to the match, reserved seats in the stand and a half time kick about on the pitch.

However to start us off just before the league campaign gets underway Arbroath Lads Club Under 9s will lead the way and enjoy the experience by showing us their skills during the Dundee Utd Forfarshire Cup match on Tuesday evening.

Be sure to show the boys your appreciation on the night and the Club is looking forward to welcoming the young players to Gayfield.

Who knows you may be watching the next budding Ronaldo, Messi or Eric Sellars !!

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Arbroath have signed former Dundee youth goalkeeper, Calum Brodie on a one year deal.


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"


CLUB HOSPITALITY

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 info@strathmoreeventservices.co.uk 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 g.j.callon@dundee.ac.uk 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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


Hospitality Announcement

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.’


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Behaviour Policy

 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.