In surreal times at the club, we are continuing to deal with a range of challenges caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and we would like to provide an update for all our supporters, sponsors and friends associated with the club.
Our priority from the outset is to focus on the health and wellbeing of our players, staff, supporters and the local community. We fully support the Nations and footballing authority’s directive that no football matches nor training will commence until it is safe to do so. This also results in us closing the bar facilities and access to Moorside Park also. We all need to protect ourselves and others currently.
This has resulted in a real challenge for the club in terms of loss of income. All our social functions within the bar have been cancelled, we have lost income from hosting local amateur cup finals and we the nonplaying of our scheduled 7 home league has also had a detrimental effect on our income.
We had seven home matches remaining in our Central Taxis East of Scotland Premier Division 19/20 campaign with some good crowds expected against Linlithgow Rose, Hill of Beath, Camelon, Musselburgh, Jeanfield, Tranent and Blackburn,
To try and raise funds for the club we are delighted to have linked up with the donate a ticket campaign, a website that allows people to make donations to the club based on cost of entry to the games that would have been played. It also allows donations of any sums however big or small and any contributions we would great fully receive. You can donate via our twitter and Facebook pages or by using the below link: -
Currently we have raised nearly £700 and sit 4th in table of monies raised by clubs in the East of Scotland at the current time which is a tremendous achievement for our club. We have been overwhelmed with the response. See below.
I must also mention the players here who have donated some of their “fine” money from the players fund. A tremendous gesture from a great group.
Although these are difficult times for the club, we cannot stand still, and we have for several months been working on pre-contract signings of new players for the new season and we hope to announce a couple in the coming days. Hopefully, this lifts the spirits and we can get back to enjoying our football.
As we await to see what the next few weeks bring please all stay safe and we hope to see you at Moorside Park soon.