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Fancy Dress on Last Trip

April 25, 2015

              MEMBERS  of the trust continued with the now established tradition of donning fancy dress for Sons’ last away day of the season at Dumfries.

The game at Palmerston was a non-event for Dumbarton losing 2-1 to promotion chasing Queen of the South.

However Sons fans enjoyed themselves thoroughly, and didn’t allow the game to spoil their fun.

Thanks to all who took part!

A selection of pictures are shown above.

Trust Travel – Queen of the South

April 12, 2015

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Our final away day of what has been a remarkable season is a trip to Dumfries and Palmerston Park, home of Queen of the South.

We will be running a fans bus to this match, and if you’d like to book, now’s your chance!

To book, leave a comment on this post, or call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341.

You can also pick up your awards bash tickets from Denise when travelling on the bus. Cost is just £5 per person.

£8 for members, £11 for non-members, departure time 12:00pm. Dressing up is optional!!

See you there? Hope so. #supportoursons

Sonstrust AGM Goes for Another Record

April 11, 2015

SonstrustAGMA BIG ‘thank-you’ to all who turned up early on Saturday 28th March to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Sonstrust and help shape our work over the coming months.

[This from the latest SonsView:] One of the outcomes was that we set an aim to reach another record membership (for ourselves, and for the percentage of season ticket holders as trust members in a Scottish club) of 400 next season.

Aside from the regular business of approving the accounts and approving the board, there was a special word of thanks and presentation for retiring board member Tommy Hughes. Chair Brian Payne and secretary Alan Findlay conducted the meeting and extended gratitude to everyone who has worked so hard.

Simon Barrow, the trust’s communications and projects officer, gave a detailed report on the official and trust consultations about the proposed ground move, and discussion with the club and owners. We are committed to keeping fans fully involved in developments, and to ensuring that whatever happens is for the security and benefit for the club, supporters and community.

There was also a warm response to the launch (on Thursday 9th April) of the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA), for which Simon has been a coordinator. More details from the AGM and the issues will be appearing on the trust site and social media shortly.

We’re Almost There ….

April 5, 2015

TICKETS for our awards bash are selling well; in fact it’s got to the stage that there are very few left.

There will be an opportunity to purchase one this Wednesday when Sons play Hibs at the Rock.

They are priced at just £5 per person and they are are available from Denise Currie.

If you can’t get to the game and you want to reserve tickets, please leave a comment on this post.

Give A Quid for the Kids

April 4, 2015

thumbnailThe Sons youth academy are holding a wee fundraising initiative on 8th April when Hibs visit the Rock.

Give a Quid for the Kids is back, and we’d like to encourage all members to make a donation on the night.

Coaches and players from all four YDI teams will be at the game and will appreciate any contributions trust members can make.

 With youth development of our own players at DFC being the foundation/cornerstone, it’s important that the initiative has adequate funding – every little helps.

“This will be our fourth Quids for Kids collection and we are hoping that it will be a success,”, said Alan Findlay, the Trust’s director on the board of Dumbarton FC.

“Youth development is at the core of the trust’s aims and objectives and we are determined that we give as much support as we possibly can.

“Funding routes are diminishing so we have to start doing things for ourselves.

“Our club has a cracking reputation for developing players and by giving just £1 every supporter can play their part in continuing that success.

“There is now a greater emphasis on developing the youth players at clubs and giving the necessary support and backing, our vibrant and productive youth development programme will continue to flourish and provide opportunities for the local talent to become associated with our Club from an early age and one day, achieve their dream of becoming a first team player.

“To continue the fantastic work our coaches provide, we need money and whilst we are all working very hard and giving lots of time, funding is very, very important.

“We have already seen the development and progression of many youth players through the system and into the first team squad and for this work to date I would like to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation to all youth coaches and staff as its due to their hard work and commitment, together with the partnerships established with the local boys clubs and the Dumbarton Football Development League, there is now a comprehensive football development pathway in place at Dumbarton Football Club.”

 PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!

Votes Are In (And Counted!)

March 31, 2015

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The votes have been counted and we have the results for this season’s player and young player of the year. Would you like to know who has won?

You do? Excellent.

Tickets are on sale for our awards bash on May 2nd. £5 per person.

Get yours from Denise Currie (who will at Cowden game this weekend). Alternatively, drop an e-mail to secy@sonstrust.net to reserve one (or two, or three).

Trust Travel – Cowdenbeath

March 29, 2015

We are now taking bookings for our fans’ bus to Cowdenbeath on April 4th 2015.

Prices are £8 for members, £11 for non members, departure time 12.30pm from Dumbarton High Street,

To book, leave a comment on this post, or call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341.

You can also pick up your awards bash tickets from Denise when travelling on the bus. Cost is just £5 per person.

 

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