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Date for Your Diary : Meet the Manager

August 27, 2015

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SONS gaffer Stevie Aitken will greet the Dumbarton fans in October at his first Meet the Manager session.

The event organised by the Sons Supporters Trust will be in the community suite at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium ahead of the game against Livingston on October 3rd. The actual time is to be confirmed.

So, it’s a date for #EveryDumbartonFan’s diary. See you there? Of course we will.

Trust To Sponsor Falkirk Game in Oct

August 26, 2015

THE Sonstrust, as part of our ongoing commitment to Dumbarton FC, sponsor at least one home match each season – and the game chosen this campaign is the match with Falkirk on 24th October 2015.

Membership secretary Tommy Hughes will hold draw from the current membership list and six members will be invited along as guests of the trust on the day in question.

We’ll have the results of the ballot posted here and on our facebook page as soon as possible.

Sonstrust Man of the Match v QoS

August 23, 2015

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Sons impressive opening the Ladbrokes Championship came to a halt at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium yesterday with Queen of the South inflicting the ckub’s first league defeat.

Despite the loss, there were some excellent performances from Dumbarton p,ayers, none more so than Jon Routledge, who according to programme editor Graeme Roberston deserved th nod as our man of the match.

Good choice Mr R.

Graeme is pictured above with a sombre looking Jon – we are confident that this wont be his last award and next time he’ll be smiling.

Picture by Tommy Hughes

Trust Travel v Falkirk, 28th Aug

August 23, 2015

IT’S Friday night football for the Sons this week, with a trip to the Falkirk Stadium on 28th August.

Our travel section are running a fans bus to the game which will complete the first month of the Ladbrokes Championship season.

Leaving from Dumbarton Church St at 6:15pm, you can book your seat using four methods.

1. Call Tommy Hughes on 07710 771341
2. E-mail memsecy@sonstrust.net
3. Use our dedicated Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/719497688160601/
4. Leave a comment on this post

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Sonstrust Man of the Match 2015/2016

August 16, 2015

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Congratulations to Garry Fleming on being named the first Sonstrust Man of the Match for the 2015/16 season.

Two weeks ago against Hibs, we witnessed fantastic performance by the Sons to overcome a strong Easter Road  side in our opening game of the season and Fleming’s performance caught the eye, earning him the first man of the match award of the season. In a game where the Dumbarton players performed fantastically as a team, it was Garry’s graft and determination that saw him edge the vote and collect the award from Sonstrust membership secretary Tommy Hughes.

Now it’s your turn.

Your Sonstrust needs volunteers select the man of the match in each of our home games this season. We need a different trust member to nominate a man of the match and to present the award to the chosen winner at the end of each of our home games. All that we ask is that you’re able to tell us your man of the match around the 85th minute of a game and that you can stay behind after the final whistle to congratulate your man of the match, present him with his award and get your presentation picture taken for use on the Sonstrust web and social media pages.

How to apply.

All you have to do in order to volunteer to pick a man of the match during the 2015/16 season is send your name and contact details to trust board member Alistair Thorn at a.thorn.1@blueyonder.co.uk. If you have any specific dates that you’re unavailable then please let us know and we’ll endeavour to accommodate you. Alternatively if there’s a particular game you’re keen to get involved with then tell us and we’ll do our best. We’re looking for volunteers by Thursday August 20th to ensure that we can get things rolling with the visit of Queen Of The South on the 22nd.

We need your help to continue our Sonstrust Man Of The Match award and look forward to enjoying the award-winning performances of the Sons players during the season ahead.

MSP Asks Parliament to Support WTTR3

July 23, 2015

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DUMBARTON MSP Jackie Baillie, who is also a member of the Sonstrust has posted a motion to the Scottish Parliament in support of our up and coming Walk to the Rock.

In a letter to trust Chair Brian Payne, Jackie sent us the wording of the motion.

“Walk the Rock for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy”

“That the Parliament welcomes the third Walk to the Rock, which will take place on 5 September 2015 to raise vital funds for Dumbarton Football Club’s Youth Academy; understands that this event is being organised by the Sons Supporters Trust; notes that many trust members have already taken part in similar Walks to the Rock, in 2004 and 2009; understands that all proceeds will go to the Sons’ Youth Development Initiative, which supports four youth teams and is managed by Richie Salveta and a team of dedicated staff; believes that the commitment to football development at Dumbarton FC is paramount to the club’s future existence, and encourages everyone to participate in the Walk to the Rock and to donate as much as possible for what it considers an excellent cause.”

And already it has a full team of support, with the following MSPs endorsing it : Nanette Milne, Liz Smith, Kevin Stewart, Richard Lyle, Anne McTaggart, Hanzala Malik, Elaine Murray, Gil Paterson, Stuart McMillan, Colin Beattie, Adam Ingram

Show Racism The Red Card

July 17, 2015

racismShow Racism the Red Card Scotland (SRtRC) is launching a digital project on Friday 17th July 2015, called ‘This Is My Home’, and we’d really like to count on your support in helping to promote these films and their unique message. 

This Is My Home is a series of seven short documentary films from SRtRC exploring the issues of immigration and racism from the point of view of Scotland’s migrant community. This is My Home was produced for SRtRC by Glasgow-based filmmaker David McGinty (for production company Walnut Wasp), thanks to sponsorship from the Educational Institute of Scotland.

“#thisismyhome is a very powerful video with an important message that regardless of our colour, ethnicity or faith, Scotland is home to many diverse people and communities. I have often been told to “Go back home” which is one of the most hurtful insults anyone can throw my way as I have no other home than Scotland. By encouraging people of all backgrounds to show a united front against racism we can overcome hateful and intolerant attitudes, wherever they exist.” – Humza Yousaf MSP for Glasgow.

“These are excellent films. With warmth and simple humanity, it puts the racists – and those who encourage them – to shame”. – Ken Loach, Film and Television Director

The project includes deeply candid personal accounts by individual immigrants from as far afield as the Philippines, Malaysia, and Iraq, seeking to inform the national conversation about immigration, from the point of view of the UK’s migrant population.

This Is My Home is a platform for a conversation about the positive impact of immigration in the UK. As such, we’re supporting this launch with the hashtag #thisismyhome, and we’re inviting everyone to share their positive experiences of immigration in the UK, from every perspective and across all social media channels.

SRtRC would like to encourage contributions in the form of photographs, text posts, videos on YouTube and Instagram, and we’d like to invite supporters of equality, of immigration and of anti-racism, to share existing content under the #thisismyhome banner, to contribute content directly and to further the publicity of the campaign in any other suitable way.

SRtRC invite contributions from the immigrant community, expressing their candid views on living in the UK. Equally, we invite contributions from the indigenous population, documenting the ways in which immigration has enriched their lives, and the British culture. In each case, and across all social media channels, we invite contributors to use the hashtag #thisismyhome.

At noon on Friday 17th July, we’ll be publishing the videos, and going live with the campaign, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and http://www.theredcard.org/thisismyhome

SRtRC Scotland would like to be able to count on your support in opening up the conversation nationwide – please support the launch of the videos, and encourage the participation of others, by posting about the issue using the hashtag #thisismyhome from Friday 17th July onwards.

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