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Play for the Sons 2 – Be A Son For The Day

May 5, 2017

 

The Sons Supporters Trust are again giving Dumbarton fans the chance to ‘live the dream’ while helping out Dumbarton Football Club at the same time.

On 8th July 2017 two teams – one home and one away – made up of enthusiastic Sons fans will kick-off a match that will be played on the (hallowed) pitch at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

There will be two teams with 15 players per team (1-11 and four substitutes).

Each shirt will be available to bid on in a blind auction of which all proceeds will be donated to Dumbarton FC via the Sons Supporters Trust.

If you aren’t up to playing 90 minutes there will also be a place in each team as an assistant manager where you can team up with Sons celebrities in running one of the teams.

The day will consist of:

* The Dumbarton FC Match Day Experience – Playing the game on the pitch at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium
* Wearing a unique team strip which you will also get to keep after the game.
* Teams managed by Sons celebrities – both to be confirmed and announced
* All players will receive participation medal.
* Food and refreshments post match.

To have a chance to take part on the day please select one of the positions listed below by sending your best bid in this blind auction (minimum bid is £100) by e-mail to play4sons17@gmail.com

In the e-mail you must declare which team you are bidding to be in (home or away) and which shirt number for that team you are bidding on. We will also need your FULL contact details – postal address, post code, mobile telephone number, etc.

The positions available are as follows:

Starters
Home/Away– Shirt 1 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 2 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 3 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 4 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 5 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 6 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 7 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 8 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 9 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 10 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 11 – minimum bid £100 – £250 secures place
Substitutes
Home/Away – Shirt 12 – minimum bid £75 – £150 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 14 – minimum bid £75 – £150 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 15 – minimum bid £75 – £150 secures place
Home/Away – Shirt 16 – minimum bid £75 – £150 secures place
Coaches
Home – assistant manager – bid of £100 secures post
Away – assistant manager – bid of £100 secures pots

As above PLEASE include ALL contact details in the e-mail along with your bid.

The rules are as follows:
1. This will be a blind auction. This means that if you’re bidding you are required to submit your single best bid (minimum bid is £100). The winner will be the person with the highest unique bid on each item come the deadline.
2. A bid of £250 automatically secures your place.
3. A bid of £100 secures your place as asst manager for one of the teams (please indicate in your bid that your are wanting to have this slot).
4. Substitute prices are bids of £75 minimum with £150 securing your place.
5. Bidding is now open (from Fri 5th May 2017) and will close at 5:00pm on Friday June 9th 2017
6. You must be 18 years of age or over to both bid and take part in ‘Be a Son for a Day’.
7. By bidding in the auction you are declaring that you (or the person you are bidding for) are fit and well to take part in this event.
8. In the instance of getting two identical bids for the same shirt number in the same team, the e-mail that has the earliest date and time stamp will be accepted as the leading bidder.
9. All winning bidders will be contacted shortly after the auction closes.
10. Payment must be made by no later than 2:00pm on Monday 12th June 2017. In the case of non payment by the closing date the shirt will be offered to the next highest bidder for that particular shirt.
11. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or via Paypal – details to be confirmed.

So, over to you, then!

Let’s make this a day to remember and a unique experience for everyone who takes part, both on the park and behind the scenes.

We are aiming to raise a substantial amount of money for the club and we will have details of the full day’s events as soon as we possibly can, including news of a cracking social event on the evening of the 8th July.

A summer sizzler right enough!

Comedy and Curry Night – 8th July

May 17, 2017

Curry Comedy Night Poster July 2017

WOW! What an evening of entertainment we have lined up for the evening of Sat 8th July 2017.

A night of great food and even greater laughs with a stellar line-up from the cream of Scotland’s comedy talent – all playing at the home of Scotland’s original Champions – Dumbarton FC.

Gary Little
As heard on BBC Scotland’s ‘Jail Mates’ ‘A master storyteller. Runs rings round his comedy peers’ (Herald). ‘Born raconteur’ (Scotsman).

Susie McCabe
One of Chortle.co.uk’s ‘2017: Ones to Watch’ ‘A naturally funny storyteller and a genuine stand-up. Highly recommended’ (Kevin Bridges).’Bold, engaging and insanely entertaining’ (EdFestMag.com). ‘Prepare to laugh yourself silly’ (ThreeWeeks).

Rosco McClelland
Scottish Comedian of The Year 2016 ‘Unquestionable shades of Billy Connolly, engaging attention to detail offset by some lovely, slightly surreal touches’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘McClelland’s gravelly and animated onstage presence emitted continuous laughter from the audience’ (Skinny).

And Our MC John Gavin
Scottish Comedian of The Year 2009, So You Think You’re Funny? Finalist ‘His effortless likeability and unaffected charm make his conversational set all the more engaging… a class act’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Hard hitting and side splitting’ (Daily Record)


All rounded off with a curry, rice & popadoms.

All proceeds from the night will be donated to Dumbarton FC to help secure a place in the Championship for an amazing 7th season.

Of course, non-Sons fans are welcome too!

You can purchase a limited number of tickets online – click through using the link below.

http://buytickets.at/sonssupporterstrust/99192  (see note below).

PLEASE NOTE IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED YOUR INTEREST IN THIS EVENT VIA GILLIE, ROBBI or ALAN, DO NOT USE THIS FACILITY!

You can by tickets in person from the stadium or email gilliebrough@gmail.com 

Note: a 90p transaction fee is applied to online tickets to all online tickets. This is to cover the PayPal transaction fees involved and ensure we maximise the proceeds for the club. 

Play for the Sons: Managers Announced

May 11, 2017

TWO Sons goalscoring legends will be in charge of the supporters teams when fans take to the hallowed CID Stadium turf on Saturday July 8th for our Play for the Sons event.

Looking after the ‘home’ side will be Paddy Flannery and taking charge in the ‘away’ dressing room will fall to Stuart MacIver.

Both players are in DFC’s top ten of leading goalscorers and were prolific marksmen during their respective careers with the club.

Paddy netted 77 times in 157 appearances and Stuart played 191 times scoring 69 goals.

Interest in the fundraising game has been high since we announced the event last week, with places filling up fast.

Both Paddy and Stuart are delighted to be asked to take part.

Paddy said : “It’s a great idea and I’m really keen to be involved and I’m looking forward to the day.”

Stuart also added : “To be in the dugout for this game is something I’m keen to do. It should be great fun!”

Welcome aboard gents!

 

Awards 2016/17

May 10, 2017

THE Sonstrust’s annual end-of-season party, where we celebrate the on-field success of Dumbarton FC took place last Saturday night in the Chivas Suite at the Cheaper Insurance Direct Stadium.

Supporters gathered with players and officials to find out who the winners would be across the 8 categories.

As it turned out, it was a terrific evening for goalie Alan Martin, who needed a small van to accommodate his FIVE trophy haul.

Full list of winners, with photos, supplied by Donald Fullarton, shown below. If anyone would like a copy of any of the images, contact Donald by e-mail – click this link here.

Trust Travel Section – Player of the Season – Alan Martin

 

Sons View – Player of the Season – Alan Martin

Sonstrust Top Goalscorer – Robert Thomson

Dumbarton FC Player’s Player Award – Alan Martin

 

Graham Brough Memorial Shield for Fan of the Year to Sonstrust director Simon Barrow

Gilbert Lawrie Memorial Shield – Alan Martin

Sonstrust Young Player of the Season – Daniel Harvie

 

Sonstrust Player of the Season – Alan Martin

The big night – date is set!

April 25, 2017

THE Sons Supporters Trust awards night is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 2017, with tickets on sale at NOW!

For just £5, fans can enjoy the annual prize evening along with (hopefully) celebrating the end of another roller coaster season.

There are still tickets left – a bit of a surprise to us – and they are priced at just £5.

Included in the ticket tariff is a hot buffet and of course entry to the event.

To reserve tickets for pick-up this coming weekend a Tannadice before the Dundee Utdmatch, drop an e-mail to secy@sonstrust.net or alternatively leave a comment on this post.

Tickets can be bought direct from Denise Currie – contact 07706 0258820

Let’s get the tickets sold to make it another successful evening.

 

Trust Travel – Dundee Utd, 29th April 2017

April 25, 2017

SUPPORTERS bus bookings are now being taken for Sons final away day of the regular season v Dundee United on Sat 29th April 2017

Bus leaves Dumbarton Church St at 2pm – reminder that the match has a 5.15pm kick-off time.

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

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

Trust Travel – QoS, 22nd April 2017

April 18, 2017

SUPPORTERS bus bookings are now being taken for Sons next away day v Queen of the South on Sat 22nd April 2017.

Bus leaves Dumbarton Church St at 12pm.

Our usual booking procedure applies – 4 ways!

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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