Welcome to the Elgin Boys Club website
Top Goals SPL Season 2016/17
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SEASON
Just a short note to wish all players and coaches good luck for the coming season. Also welcome to new coaches Gary Souter, Ahmo Alagic and Gordon Duncan.
All coaches positions are now filled and we should be ok for referees for senior and intermediate matches. Junior of course referee their own games. I’ve included the Coaches Charter for reference (see downloads).
A new system is in place for Player of the Year. Each manager chooses a player from the opposing side as man of the match and reports this to the referee at the end of the game (junior managers enter this into Mike Christie’s record sheet in the pavilion). If you don’t know the player’s name – ask. This goes on till the end of the season and will be the basis for the Player of the Year awards (Junior, Inter and Senior). Remember this is about not only ability but sportsmanship as well.
Strips - most of the orders are now placed. With the Easter bank Holiday there will be delays in delivery. Coaches – for the first few matches beg, borrow (but don’t steal) what strips you can until the kit arrives. See Mike Christie if you’re desperate. This highlights the problem of boys not returning strips at the end of the season.
Lastly – you are being watched! Not really. We intend erecting a time lapse camera to record a week in the life of Elgin Boys Club. This may be coupled with a bird’s eye view of Morriston during match-time (using a drone). The intention is to have this on our web-site and on its Facebook link to promote the Club. It will not be possible to identify individuals from these videos and they will be vetted by a member of the Committee.
Back to school on Monday – but cheer up – there’s always football at Morriston!
EBC FIXTURES FOR 2017
The fixtures are now available to download. Print off a copy or upload to your phone / tablet / computer.
Enjoy the Easter hols and we’ll see you week commencing 17th April.
EBC 2017 READY FOR THE OFF (ALMOST)
By now you should know what teams you are in (see the Elgin Boys Club Facebook site). Your manager will be in contact with you and their contact phone numbers are on the Contacts tab of this site.
For those players in Corinthians Seniors and Cameronians Intermediates - hold on. We’re having difficulty in getting a manager due to retirements from last year. We’ve got a few irons in the fire but if you feel you (parents etc) could help out in any way contact Neil Fotheringham on 01343 542188 or any member of the coaching staff (see Contacts).
For latecomers – your application forms will be held on a reserve list. Don’t include money if you intend putting in a late application.
Best of luck for the new season – enjoy!
The Elgin and District Boys Football Association as the club was originally known, was set up in 1964 to "promote the moral and physical welfare of boys aged between 10 and 17 through the provision, under proper adult supervision, of games of football".
The years have gone by and the language altered a bit but founder and driving force John Cameron's ideal has remained the same - football for young lads.
The club players are split into three sections by age - Junior, Intermediate and Senior - and take the names of the original teams:
- St Giles
- St Columbus
Juniors play an eight-a-side game (11 player squad) on a smaller pitch with matching goal size.
Intermediates play eleven-a-side (15 player squad) on a slightly larger pitch.
Seniors play the full size game again with a 15 man squad.
Matches are played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school summer term (see fixtures list) at Morriston Playing Fields with all matches starting at 7.00pm. All games are supervised by team managers who have undergone a Disclosure Scotland check and the games (apart from the Juniors) are allocated referees.