Author: Finlay Noble

Kieran Simpson Agrees Contract Extension

We are delighted that Kieran Simpson has agreed a contract extension to his current deal which takes him to the summer of July 2022. Kieran has made 48 appearances for the club and has scored two goals with hopefully plenty more to follow.

Club Milestones in 13-1 victory

In our match with Turriff United at Bellslea Park on Saturday we had a few club milestones achieved.

First up is Lewis Duncan scoring his first goal for the club, congratulations Lewis.

While it is the first time we have had three hat-tricks in a game from three individuals, Scott Barbour, Lewis Duncan and Gary Harris, it doesn’t surpass the feat of John “Downes” McNab who scored three hat-tricks of his own, 9 goals in an Aberdeenshire Cup Match at home to Maud in a 11-1 victory on 4th October 1913.

Lastly, our seventh goal on Saturday, scored by Scott Barbour, was our 7500th goal in all competitions.

Contract Extensions at Bellslea

We are delight to have tied up three players on extended contracts Paul Young and Aidan Combe have signed until summer 2023 and Ryan Sargent has signed until the summer of 2022.

Excellent news, just in time for Christmas !!

Season Tickets for 2020/2021

To give us the maximum time to be ready for supporters getting back into Bellslea Park, we will now be selling Season Tickets for the coming season at a cost of £60 Adult and £30 Concessions.

While these will be sold on a first come first served basis as such, we are prioritising those supporters who for season 2019/2020 were Season Ticket Holders, both Ground and Hospitality, or Supporters Club Members. We have a list of those names and Tickets will be kept back for them until 5pm on Wednesday 2nd December after which they will be sold to the general public.

People are asked to email hospitality@fraserburghfc.co.uk or TEXT 07852 178634 with their Name and Telephone Number where details will be provided on how to collect or get the tickets delivered. It is important that you email or text so that a proper timeline can be kept for first come first served purposes. Payment can be made to the below account.

Sort Code: 80-06-86

Account No: 06005849

We are hopeful of getting supporters into the ground at some point soon but currently we do not know when. Should this be after our first home on 5th December, we will offer a refund of the games which could not be attended, due to the restriction on admission, on a pro rata basis.

Today’s Game

Today we start our competitive games for the new season. We would have preferred to start with supporters able to see our games but for now that is not possible.

It is important that nobody tries to sneak in, as any issues arising from non-compliance of the strict rules we are under will severely impact on the plans to get supporters back to Bellslea as soon as possible.

It seems a long time since we last played a competitive match and unfortunately since then we have lost a few people who were either close to the club or to friends of the club. Hopefully, everyone will this afternoon pause for a moment and reflect on the friends we have lost since this horrible pandemic started.

Doshie Noble

Stephen Brockhurst

Bob Hunter

Dod Paterson

Andy Sim

Brian Connon

Alan Davidson

Alex Smith

Henry Duthie MBE

Willie Bruce

Billy Cowe

Alex Noble

Stevie Barbour

Danny Mowatt

Apologies for anyone unintentionally missed from the above list but I am sure they will all be looking down on us today.

Please be assured I am not exaggerating when I say that there were serious concerns on the future of the club over the past eight months and we have to express our sincere thanks to the players and staff who have not taken wages since March and continue to do so. Likewise, we are very fortunate to have the support of our sponsors who have stuck with us. Especially the huge generosity shown by Mike Lawrie from our main sponsor, McWilliam.

To all our Supporters, Players, Management and Sponsors, we will be forever grateful.

Finlay Noble on behalf of all Fraserburgh FC Directors

 

Danny Mowatt


It is with great sadness that we learned today on the passing of former Broch Goalkeeper, Danny Mowat.

Danny was the last remaining player of the team that beat Dundee in the Scottish Cup in January 1959.

Our condolences go to Aileen and the family.

Score Group to Sponsor Fraserburgh FC Community Match Day Club

Score Group Ltd continues their support of Fraserburgh FC and Peterhead FC

We are delighted to announce that our Community Coaching Matchday Programme has been sponsored by Score Group Ltd. This was previously sponsored by Apache and we are thank them for their support. In these uncertain times it is comforting to have a new sponsor for this as we feel this is an important part of the club. It is always pleasing to see the kids enjoying their time with our players and having their sessions on the pitch on a Matchday. We have had some terrific feedback from the kids and parents alike and are delighted we will be able to continue with this through the hard work of Graeme Noble and Clare Batty.

Score Group have been excellent sponsors of club for many many years through the late Charles Ritchie and his family and, as I am sure Peterhead FC will be too, we are delighted that can continue with the new owners of Score Group Ltd.

Score Group are one of the North East of Scotland biggest employers and at Fraserburgh FC we have 12 players who are employees of Score. They have an award winning Apprenticeship Scheme and it is fitting they are supporting our young kids through the Matchday Programme.

CEO Gordon Ronaldson said “We remain committed to helping our local communities.  In the north east of Scotland, football clubs are a significant part of many families’ lives.  Both Peterhead and Fraserburgh football clubs have been unable to welcome any supporters this season due to Covid-19; the loss of matchday income and sponsorship is a particular challenge which does threaten the future of the game in Scotland. 

We are delighted to announce that we have stepped in to assist both clubs.  For season 20/21, we are sponsoring the official Peterhead FC match shirt with the Score Group logo prominently displayed in the centre of the shirt. 

At Fraserburgh FC, they recently lost the sponsor of their children’s matchday Programme, which is a community initiative to provide training and fun to young children on a Saturday, which put the program under threat.  We have stepped in to fund that program for the season.

​​​​​​​We wish both of the NE teams every success for the season ahead

Thanks again to all at Score Group Ltd.

Season 2020/21 to start.

The Highland League Management Committee met this evening and decided that the 2020-2021 Breedon Highland League will start on Saturday 28th November 2020.

This is in keeping with its decision to pause the start of the season at a meeting on 28th September. The decision also reflects improved prospects for spectators being admitted to matches.

No spectators are currently permitted in Tier 2 of the current Scottish Government guidelines.

Many details have to be sorted out over the next three weeks, including a revised fixture list. The fixtures and other matchday arrangements will be published as soon as is feasible.

Spectator Toilets, Turnstiles and Match Officials Room Update

After a hugely successful fund-raising appeal, we are delighted to say that the upgrade to the Male & Female Spectators Toilets, new Turnstiles and Match Officials dressing room will begin next week.

We must thank the generosity of the public who raised around £9,000. That was an accumulation of the Just Giving Page and a number of individuals who handed in donations directly.

There was also a £3,000 donation from the Fraserburgh FC Supporters Club for which we are truly grateful. We have always said that we have the best supporters in the league and this goes to prove how right we are.

It has been very humbling to see the good will and support from the community in what has been, and continues to be, a very trying time for everyone.

We were also delighted to learn that we have been approved to receive a grant of up to £5,000 from the Scottish Football Partnership. Our thanks go to Stuart McCaffrey of the SFP for his help and assistance with the completion of the grant application.

The work will be carried out by Andrew May Building Contractors.