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Give A Quid for the Kids

March 18, 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!

Fans Right To Buy Their Club

March 18, 2015

Green MSP Alison Johnstone has lodged two amendments to the Community Empowerment Bill that would bring in a fans’ right to buy their football clubs, and those amendments will be considered by the Local Government and Community Committee at its meeting on the 18th March (today).

For more information, surf through to the Fans First website – http://www.fansfirst.org.uk/

Player of the Season 2014/15

March 16, 2015

 BallotVOTING for the Sonstrust young player and player of the season will take place on Saturday 28th March 2015.

It’s the day of our AGM and when Falkirk visit the Dumbarton Football Stadium on Championship duty.

Polling boxes will be available in the community suite and in the home concourse and voting forms will be distributed on the day.

To find out who wins, why not reserve a ticket for the end of season awards bash on May 2nd?

Leave a note on the comments section of this post if you’d like to pre-order a brief.

Trust Travel v Livingston

March 15, 2015

Saturday 21st March 2015 has Dumbarton returning to West Lothian and Livingston FC on SPFL Championship duty, and as ever our travel section are ‘running’ a supporters bus to the match.

We took a great support to Tynecastle; let’s replicate the noise and enthusiasm at the Energy Assets Arena.

The message is simple – book early to avoid disappointment.

£7 for members, £10 for non-members, departure time 12:30pm from Dumbarton High St

Three ways to book :

1.Call Tommy H on 07710771341
2. Drop and e-mail to memsecy@sonstrust.net
3. Leave a comment on this article

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Sonstrust AGM

March 12, 2015

The Sons Supporters’ Society Limited AGM will take place on Saturday 28th March 2015 in the Community Suite at the Dumbarton Football Stadium home of Dumbarton FC, starting at 11am.

The meeting agenda is shown below.

Membership cards should be produced for any items requiring a formal vote.

SONS SUPPORTERS TRUST

Sons Supporters Society Limited
Registered Society Number 2618 RS
Annual General Meeting Community Suite, Dumbarton Football Stadium
28th March 2015

Agenda

Resolution 1 – To receive and adopt the Annual Report and audited accounts to July 31st 2014 together with the reports of the Trust Board – Chair, Treasurer and Secretary (copy of accounts available by request by sending email to secy@sonstrust.net)

Resolution 2 – Trust Board Elections. Five board places available as per rotation rules.

Resolution 3 – To re-appoint the auditors for financial year 2014/15 with a recommendation from the Trust Board to continue with an Examination of Accounts.

To Transact any other ordinary business of the Society including – a Q&A session with the Trust Board.

*DFC Stadium Proposals and Sonstrust Engagement
*Membership of SFSA

Alan Findlay
Secretary
Sons Supporters Society Ltd

Stuart Collects Another MoM

March 8, 2015

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DUMBARTON’S BIG game against Alloa Athletic produced a superb result for Sons and it was a good day too for on-loan defender Stuart Findlay.

Stuart’s performance stood out for trust member Jordan Brownleee who chose him as our man of the match.

Jordan is pictured above post match with Stuart in the press area at the Rock.

Colours of our Scarves

March 1, 2015

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Supporters Direct Scotland brought their thought provoking ‘Colours of their Scarves’ to Dumbarton FC yesterday ahead of the crucial game against Queen of the South.

The photographic show was laid out in the community suite at Dumbarton Football Stadium and all who viewed it were complimentary about the images and the message the exhibition was there to portray.

Sonstrust communications officer Simon Barrow, membership secretary Tommy Hughes with trust board member (and former chairperson) Denise Currie are pictured above accepting specially commissioned photo donated by SDS.

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