Milestone for local boys’ football club

Brechin City Youths Football Club is celebrating 40 years of offering youth football within the Brechin and surrounding area in 2012.

To mark this special occasion there will be a calendar of events organised for later this year.

A sub-committee will be formed to assist with this momentous task.

The teams’ players who participated in the Aberbrothock League in 1972 and former players, coaches, parent helpers are requested to get in touch to allow them to be informed and invited to the various activities which will be taking place in 2012.

“The first thing on the agenda is to replace the whole club’s playing kit which is an expensive burden,” explains a club spokesperson.

“The football kit for all teams requires to be replaced this season and local businesses are being offered the unique opportunity to sponsor the existing teams on an individual basis.

“The costs incurred will relate to the replacement of a team kit, their details printed on the shirt and advertising on the website, which will last for two years, along with updates on how the team are doing.

“The cost will be around £400 per team, with the kit supplying around 20 players.

“This replaces the existing deal with Mackie Motors.

“Brechin City Youths FC appreciate this and would like to extend thanks to Kevin Mackie for his fantastic support to local football over the last few years,” added the spokesperson.

Brechin City Youth FC has always been run and organised by volunteers, which is a huge undertaking and investment in the young people within our local community.

“Without these volunteers over the years there would be no club.

“Brechin City Youths provide a valuable service in offering a positive healthy pursuit where youngsters can gain some valuable life lessons, including discipline, self esteem, confidence, working as a team, communication, keeping fit and inclusion.

“Many of the negative aspects no longer exist due to the existence of Scottish FA Quality Mark and Angus Club Excellence awards.

“These look at codes of conducts for coaches, players and parents, policies involved with running a club such as child protection, coaching improvement and first aid provision.

“Brechin City Youths FC is accredited with both awards.

“There are teams for both boys and girls and there is normally a membership exceeding 200 members or players every year - showing the popularity of local grassroots football.

“Teams can play all over the Scottish FA East Region, which includes Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire.”

If you are interested in sponsorship or want to coach, play or be involved with the running of the club or wish to get further information on the 40th anniversary events, visit the website at www.brechincityyouths.co.uk or the specially created facebook page. You can also follow the club on twitter @brechincityYFC.