Welcome to the Elgin Boys Club website
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.
The fixtures are now on this website. The majority of the kickoff times will be 7.0pm. KO times for ‘double’ games will be announced in due course.
We’re working hard to assess how many strips are missing. Again if anyone has a strip from the 2019 season bring it down to Morriston any Monday, Wednesday or Friday evening. No questions asked.
CALL FOR NEW COACHES
Registration for players for the new season is going well and we hope to put on a full season of football. Many of our coaches from the 2019 season will continue (many thanks to them) but equally others have moved on and will not return (again thanks to them). This leaves an opportunity for new coaches to get involved at all levels – Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors. No particular qualifications in football coaching are required just the ability to organise a group of boys into a team of world beating players. No - seriously enthusiasm and common sense are the key things we look for. If you do have a coaching qualification – so much the better. The emphasis of the Club is having fun in a competitive environment, fairplay and sportsmanship.
All coaches are required to be PVG checked (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) – this is the case for all adults supervising youth activities not just football. We have no mandatory requirement to be Covid vaccinated but we do need to follow Scottish Government regulations at the time the season starts.
If you are interested or would like to know more please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Better still come along to our AGM on Thursday 10th March at Boroughbriggs (Elgin City Football Club). Without coaches we can’t run the Club.
SEASON 2022: ON-LINE REGISTRATION STARTS TODAY
The registration process for playing this season is much the same as previous seasons with payment may now be made on-line. The cost for the season is being held at pre-Covid prices - £25 – but this is not payable until the season starts. The reason being that we are cautious about taking payments in case Covid returns and restrictions are re-imposed.