Raith Rovers v Montrose
Starks Park, Kirkaldy
Saturday 22nd September 2018
Kick Off: 3.00pm
League 1 Table 2018/19
VINTAGE FOOTBALL SHIRTS
Did you know we stock a whole host of different vintage football shirts in our club shop?
We've got shirts in various sizes, from various years including
Newcastle, Portsmouth, Watford, Man United, Arsenal, Celtic, Scotland, Barcelona, Brazil, Chelsea, Australia, Netherlands
Juventus,Crystal Palace, Tranmere, Liverpool, England and more!
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FERGIE HEADS TO COVE ON LOAN
Ryan Ferguson has joined Highland League leaders Cove Rangers on loan until January.
The 24 year old, who arrived at Links Park in 2015 from Angus neighbours Brechin has made 74 appearances for the Gable Endies.
Returning from an injury prone season last year, the midfielder has been limited this term to cup appearances and Manager Stewart Petrie is keen to see him get more competitive game time.
MONTROSE HISTORICAL KIT 'WORLD CUP'
ROUND 1 - MATCH 1
As we gear up towards our 140th anniversary, we were thinking... just what is the greatest Montrose Football Club Kit of all time?
LET'S FIND OUT!
We've selected 32 strips to do battle against each other in a public vote. (We have noted the popularity of some of our away strips. At present we have selected HOME strips only. An away strip poll will take place at a future date)
For the next 15 weeks, we'll host a series of poll's where you get to vote and help crown the grand champion!
Thanks to our friends at http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/ for the graphics.
OUR FIRST MATCHUP
Montrose 1912 - 1919 (Ruby/Mustard)
Montrose 1938 - 1939 (Navy/White)
Vote closes at 12pm Saturday 22nd September
Links Park Community Trust, in association with Montrose Football Club, are once again sharing best practice with counterparts from across Europe.
This week, our Project Manager Logan Cruickshank and Club Development Officer Adam McWilliam are representing LPCT & MFC in Budapest, Hungary, as part of a European Football for Development Network (EFDN) Staff Exchange.
LPCT are joined on the ‘Education’ Staff Exchange by representatives from Inter Milan, Feyenoord Rotterdam, VfL Wolfsburg, the EFDN, and host club Ferencváros TC.
During the week long exchange, our staff will learn best practice from our partner clubs/organisations, whilst also sharing details of our innovative and award-winning education programmes.
LPCT Chief Executive Peter Davidson, who is also a Board Member at the European Football for Development Network, believes the fully-funded trip will not only benefit the charity, but also local schools and their pupils.
‘The EFDN is a network consisting of the most community-focussed clubs from across Europe. This exchange allows us to share with others how we use football, in association with our local schools, to raise attainment and achievement in subject areas such as health, numeracy, literacy and science.
More importantly however, it also serves as an opportunity to learn from others. There are some fantastic examples, throughout Europe, of football being used as the context in the delivery of educational programmes, particularly amongst those that are considered ‘disengaged’ or ‘hard to reach’ and Logan and Adam will be able to come home with details of such practices which may then shape our existing and/or future work.’
For more information on the work of Links Park Community Trust visit www.linksparkct.org.uk
For more information on the work of the European Football for Development Network visit www.efdn.org
SKELLY JOINS COWDEN ON LOAN
Josh Skelly has joined Cowdenbeath on loan until January 2019
The 21 year old arrived at Links Park in the summer but has found it hard to break into the first team and Manager Stewart Petrie hopes the move will give the front man some much needed game time.
LINKS PARK SOCCER SATURDAY!
⚽️ Links Park Mini Dribblers
👶🏼 Ages 18 months to 3 years
⏰ 12noon to 12.45pm
✔️ A fun introduction to the wonderful world of football
⚽️ Links Park Little Dribblers
👧🏼 Ages 3 & 4
⏰ 10am to 11am (3 year-olds)
⏰ 11am to 12noon (4 year-olds)
✔️ Age & stage appropriate, fun, football-themed activities
⚽️ Transition Programme
🧒🏼 Age 5
⏰ 10am to 12noon
✔️ An intro to STAR curriculum & small-sided games
⚽️ Links Park Football 4’s
👦🏻 Ages 6 & 7
⏰ 10am to 12noon
✔️ Developmental activities & small-sided (4v4) games
⚽️ Links Park Football 5’s
🧑🏼 Age 8
⏰ 10am to 12noon
✔️ Developmental activities & small-sided (5v5) games
⚽️ Links Park Soccer 7’s
👧🏻 Ages 9+
⏰ 10am to 12noon
✔️ Developmental activities & small-sided (7v7) games
There is no need to pre-book, just turn up and register on arrival.
As a registered charity, committed to ‘growing the game’ and increasing upon physical activity levels in our community, we remove financial barriers by implementing a suggested donation model, as shown on the attached flyer. All funds received are reinvested into our extensive range of community benefitting programmes.
🏆 Community Project of the Year 2017
🏆 Social Impact Business of the Year 2016
🏆 Best Professional Club in the Community 2017*
*in association with Montrose Football Club 🥇
IMPORTANT CUSTOMER INFO
When purchasing strips from our online store, please do not select express delivery as due to stock availability we are currently unable to meet this timescale.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and are working hard to rectify the problem.
BOLO’S RETURN MAKES TEAM OF THE WEEKCongratulations to Michael Bolochoweckyj who returned from injury on Saturday with an impressive defensive display against Dumbarton.
IRN-BRU CUP 3rd ROUND DRAW
The draw for the third round of the IRN-BRU Cup was made at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow by Jackie McNamara and wrestler Joe Coffey and resulted as follows......
East Fife v Queen of the South
Arbroath v Edinburgh City
Bohemians v Sutton United
Dunfermline Athletic v Alloa Athletic
Ross County v MONTROSE
St Mirren Colts v Queen's Park
Motherwell Colts v Sligo Rovers
Connah's Quay Nomads v Coleraine
Montrose tie to be played on Saturday 13th October 2018. Kick off 3.00pm
Youth FixturesMontrose U18s v Alloa Athletic U18s
Sunday 9th September 2018
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Kick Off - 2.30pm
Montrose U16s v Alloa Athletic U16s
Sunday 16th September 2018
Links Park Stadium, Montrose
Kick Off - 12.15pm
HOSPITALITY FOR AIRDRIE MATCH
With hospitality SOLD OUT for Derby games all season, it's certainly worth planning ahead for the remaining games.
Our next game against Forfar on the 29th is completely chock-a-block, however you can still book for our game against Airdrie FC on October 20th
FAN LINKS STRENGTHENED AT LINKS PARK WITH APPOITNMENT OF SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICERS
Montrose FC have appointed Kevin Watson and Stephen McCallum as the clubs first official Supporter Liaison Officers (SLO), a role backed by UEFA and designed to ensure all fans have a dedicated point of contact with the club.
The SLO is an independent position, with unique access to the Board of Directors, allowing fans both within the existing Supporters Club and those out with, to put their thoughts and views forward on any subject they wish.
To kick things off, Kevin and Stephen will hold an open meeting on Tuesday 23rd October at Links Park, with all Mighty Mo fans invited to attend.
Lifelong Gable Endies fans, both Kevin and Stephen have served on the Supporters Club committee for the last 3 years, an experience they hope will stand them in good stead to fulfil what they see as a very important role for the football club going forward.
Stephen said, “I have become an SLO to help bring the supporters and the club closer together, so the football club that means everything to us all runs smoothly.”
Kevin added, “As a coach with Montrose Youth, I know from the kids in our team that the love for football in the town just now is buzzing and hopefully we can help push this on even further, bring everyone that little bit closer and continue to help make the club a success.
“I am truly honoured to accept this role and I know Stephen is too and we can’t wait to get started.”
Club Chairman John Crawford said, “I am delighted Kevin and Stephen have agreed to become our SLO’s. More and more clubs are creating this position, with positive things coming from it as a result.
“We pride ourselves on being a community club, and whilst we fully respect and appreciate the work of our Supporters Club, we recognise our fan base extends beyond this. It is important therefore that our SLO’s are independent and able to represent all of our supporters.”
Our photo shows Kevin (left) with Stephen.
NO HOLES BAR’ED AS LOCAL PUB EXTENDS GABLE ENDIES SPONSORSHIP DEAL
The Golf Inn have extended their sponsorship of the main hospitality lounge at Links Park Stadium for a third consecutive year, until the end of the 2018/19 season.
A family run pub and situated close to the ground, The Golf Inn has a long standing connection with Montrose FC, acting for many as part of their matchday experience, either as a pre or post-match stop off – or both!
Owner, Kevin Young said, “We are delighted to be able to extend our sponsorship with the club. As a business we receive great support from fans, players, management and directors and so we are delighted to be able to give something back in return.
“As a small family firm, we rely on our local community and Montrose FC are doing a fantastic job right now at bringing the whole community together.”
Club Chairman John Crawford added, “On behalf of the club I would like to sincerely thank Kevin, Alison and all their staff for their continued support and sponsorship. Seeing sponsors extending deals is equally rewarding as securing new ones, as it shows we are working well together and providing value for money.
“I hope our partnership with the Golf Inn continues for many years to come.”
Our photo shows John (left) with Kevin.