The club feel very strongly about our responsibilities in the community. We are a community club and take our responsibilities seriously.
We try to do as much as we can in the community and the following are examples of what we have done in recent years.
In 2017 when the club won the SPFL Ladbrokes League Two trophy, we were determined that the trophy would not sit in the boardroom gathering dust.
All the clubs sponsors had the opportunity to share in the joy and excitement of winning a national trophy for only the second time in the clubs long history.
The trophy visited every local school, nursing home, it attended birthday parties and many many other unusual places during its busy year in Arbroath. The trophy also brought joy to a number of supporters who unfortunately were not well and it was great to see the boost that it gave to them and their families.
It is just like waiting for a bus as another national trophy win has come along not far behind the last one. This one is special as it’s the SPFL Ladbrokes League One trophy which is the biggest national honour the club has ever won in its 140 year plus history.
Once again the club will embark on a year long trophy tour to match the previous tour only two years ago. The club would welcome enquiries from local group or supporters who feel a visit from the trophy would benefit them during season 2019/20.
Easter and Christmas Treats.
We have been fortunate enough to be supplied with Easter Eggs and Christmas selection boxes by our local Tesco store throughout the year.
The club in partnership with Tesco’s were delighted to provide over 100 selection boxes to vulnerable children in the local area.
The club got the gifts signed by the players. which made them a bit more special. They were then distributed to children in the area who are less fortunate than most and who have been in contact with local groups including Barnardos, Young Carers, Tayside Council on Alcohol and Brambles.
A small gesture perhaps but one that can make a big difference to a child at Christmas.
This project was repeated at Easter time when 125 signed Easter eggs were handed out.
The club would once again like to thank Tesco’s for supporting us with this project that definitely made a difference in the community.
Arbroath FC sign up for Keep Safe Initiative
The Mental Health First Aid bespoke training is provided by the Chris Mitchell Foundation and NHS Scotland.
The clubs trained staff are able to provide Arbroath FC players and employees initial support, help prevent the problem from getting worse, and have the tools to give comfort. They are able to talk about suicide, recognise the signs of mental health problems and know how to guide a person to appropriate help.