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SUPER SUNDAY SUMMER CUP SPECIAL

The school holidays are fast coming to an end. ‘I’m dying to get back to school’ I hear you say. If you’re not here’s something to cheer you up.

The last games on the season – the finals of the Summer Cups – will be held at Boroughbriggs (home of Elgin City Football Club) on Sunday 20th August.

The programme will be as follows:

12 noon: JUNIOR final – Saracens v Waverley

2.00 pm: INTERMEDIATE Summer Cup final – St Giles v Crusaders or Cameronians (semi-final to be played on 16th August)

4.15 pm: SENIOR Summer Cup Final – Waverley v Corinthians

Times are indicative only and subject to extra time and penalties.

ECFC have kindly given us the use of the upstairs bar and kitchen so we’ll have refreshment on hand for all ages. Entrance is free but you will have the opportunity of buying a few raffle tickets in aid of club funds (any prize donations to Mike Christie).

We’re hoping for a good turnout for what is sure to be an exciting afternoon of football. So come along and cheer on the lads!

Many thanks to ECFC and to the various youth leagues who have released players to take part on this Sunday. And of course to the mums and dads, grannys and grandas, aunts and uncles etc who have supported the Club throughout the year.

12/8/2017


LEAGUE CHAMPION-EES

Congratulation to Inter champs Crusaders who under the leadership of Alex McGettrick took the honours after dropping only one point in their campaign.

Also well done to St Columbas Seniors who took the title last week. This was a consolation to Saints after going out to Waverley in the Summer Cup after one of the best matches seen at Morriston in a long time. Six goals each after extra time them penalties. Great entertainment – thanks!



REMINDER - SUMMER CUPS

All finals will be after the holidays – see earlier NEWS.

27/6/2017


WE MADE IT THROUGH THE RAIN

We should now be back on track to make it to the end of the season without too much further disruption. If you’re wondering what’s happening to the Summer Cup finals and the last Juniors’ games well we’re hoping to play them just after the school summer holidays (15th August). That is one Super Saturday for all three finals. This has still to be set up but will either be at Morriston or with a bit of persuasion ay Elgin City’s ground. More on this later.

Congratulations to the lads who made it on to the Germany squad. There’s a lot of hard work on and off the park before they get there – training sessions, organisation of travel, fund raising – the list goes on. We wish players and coaches well for the tour.

A date for your diaries – Mon 11th September – Elgin Town Hall – Presentation Night starts 7.00pm.

Lastly – with the final games of the season coming up we need our strips back. This applies to players and coaches. It’s expensive to replace them. This year we spend over £1,000 in replacements!

Enjoy your last week.

21/6/2017


Re-arranged Fixtures

Re-arranged fixtures now available. See Fixtures tab.

15/6/2017


Wednesday 14 June Fixtures

Here are the arrangements for tomorrow’s matches (Wed 14th June).

Coaches please contact your teams to let them know the situation. Thanks

IGNORE THE FIXTURES LIST UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. DUE TO FLOODING MATCHES WILL DEPEND ON THE AVAILABILITY OF PITCHES AT MORRISTON

Seniors:
St Columbas v Royals at Thornhill – 7pm ko
A referee will be available.

Intermediates: Morriston (only one pitch playable)
St Columbas v Waverley – 6pm ko
Cameronians v Corinthians – 7.30pm ko
Bob will try to arrange referees but coaches may need to stand in if required.

Juniors: Seafield Primary School playing fields (two pitches available)
St Columbas v Waverley – 7pm ko
Cameronians v Corinthians – 7pm ko

Our intention is to ‘move’ the seniors pitch away from the flooded area on Thursday (by re-marking the lines) making it ready for Sunday’s select fixture.

We hope to hold the second Germany tour trial on the Sunday as well. More on this later.

At the moment the situation remains fluid.

14/6/2017


Monday 12 June Fixtures

Here are the arrangements for tomorrow’s matches (Mon 12th June).

Coaches please contact your teams to let them know the situation. Thanks

Seniors:
Waverley v Corinthians at Thornhill – 7pm ko – I’ll let Tony know the arrangements for access to the pavilion there tomorrow. A referee will be available.

Intermediates:
Morriston (only one pitch playable) St Giles v Waverley – 6pm ko
St Columbas v Saracens – 7.30pm ko
Bob will try to arrange referees but coaches may need to stand in if required.

Juniors:
Seafield Primary School playing fields (two pitches available)
St Giles v Waverley – ko 7pm
St Columbas v Saracens – ko 7pm

The pitches at Morriston are drying out slowly and (fingers crossed) we may all be back there on Wednesday. In any event we’ll need to catch up on the two ‘lost’ evenings. I’ll post re-arranged fixtures when I’m more certain of the pitch situation.

11/6/2017


MORRISTON FLOODED

Due to serious flooding at Morriston Playing Fields all games have been cancelled (Wed 7th and Friday 9th June).

It will take some time for the pitches to dry out so we are looking at providing alternative venues. Hopefully we can get games re-started on Monday 12th. Keep looking at the EBC Facebook site for information. The trial for the Germany squad is also postponed.

7/6/2017


Germany 2018 – First Trial

Now that the season is in full swing and all players are settled into their teams, it's time the club started to look to building a squad that will represent Elgin Boys Club on our tour to Germany next Summer.

The travelling squad will be selected from watching games and attendance at trials. Players will be selected on the basis of ability, sportsman and behaviour. The age range of the squad is restricted to boys born in 2003-2004.

Coaches have already watched lots of games and are already forming a good idea of the strength of players at the club; it's obvious there's plenty of talent out there! The next step is for players to express an interest in representing the club and for them to come along to trial games.

The first trial will be on Sunday 28th May at Morriston Playing Fields from 1100-1300.

In order to gauge interest (and help with pitch set-up) can we ask that you notify the club of your intention to attend the trial. You can do this by replying on the Facebook page or getting in touch directly with Kevin Gordon or Andy Carr (contact details on website). Don't worry if you cannot make this trial, there will be another in mid-June, but please let us know you're interested in the trip and intend attending a second trial.

Good luck!

22/5/2017


EBC GOES TO GERMANY

Elgin Boys Club are delighted to announce that we’re taking a team of under 15 boys to a tournament in Germany next year.

The squad (2 teams of 14) will comprise boys born in 2003 or 2004. The dates of the tour haven’t been fixed yet but will be in the first two weeks of July 2018 (8 day tour including travelling time).

The cost will be in the region of £250-£300 and will include transfers to the airport, accommodation and an excursion. Meals and spending money will be extra.

At least six coaches (PVG registered) will accompany the boys. Our host will be the British Army at Westfalen (Paderborn).

Trials for places on the tour are expected to take place in late May/ early June. The date(s) will be announced shortly.

Team leaders are Andy Carr and Kevin Gordon.

More details of the tour will be given in due course.

This is a great opportunity for the lads so good luck to all at the trials.

7/5/2017


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!

15/4/2017


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.

8/4/2017


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!

30/3/2017


About us


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
  • Cameronians
  • Crusaders
  • St Columbus
  • Royals
  • Waverley
  • Corinthians
  • Saracens


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.

Full details of the rules and regulations can be found here. Membership, enrolment etc is in the News tab.