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Tickets for Shay’s Testimonial Dinner

February 27, 2015

ShayMEMBERS of the independent Stephen Grindlay Testimonial Committee have let the Sonstrust know that will be in the Community Suite at the Stadium this Saturday, with tickets for Shay’s celebratory dinner.

The celebratory event takes place next week, on Saturday 7th March, at Dumbarton Football Stadium.

Tickets can be acquired from the Committee (Jim McAllister, Stephanie Park, Denise Currie, Graeme Robertson, Andy Brown and Hamish White) at Sons’ game against Queen of the South on 28th February.

Derek Crockett – RIP

February 27, 2015

DFCscarvesWE are sorry to report that Derek Crockett, a well-known and well-liked long time Dumbarton fan, has died after a lengthy struggle with cancer.

Everyone connected with the the trust and the club sends condolences and warmest wishes to Derek’s family and friends.

He was a regular season-ticket holder, a trust member and a travelling supporter: one of many loyal fans who make this club what it is.

Fellow fan Tim Rhead remembers: “I first met Derek some 35 years ago, and then we reconnected more recently.

“He worked in insurance and was involved in valuable work at a Community Housing Action Group in Castlehill a few years ago when I encountered him again.”

Derek Crockett was a stalwart member of the ‘back row’ at the Rock, cheering on the Sons whenever e could, even when ill health set in.

We will miss you Derek!

Colours of Our Scarves – Dumbarton FC 28th Feb 2015

February 27, 2015

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SUPPORTERS Direct Scotland (SDS) will be bringing their ‘Colours of our Scarves’ exhibition to Dumbarton FC this Saturday (28th February).

This is a Scottish Government funded Anti–Sectarian research project run by SDS.

The Photo Graphic exhibition, workshop and survey programme will be attempting to visit all senior football clubs in Scotland to promote tolerance, respect and understanding while highlighting the shared experiences and emotions that football supporters of all clubs go through following their team.

Ahead of Saturday’s game against Queen of the South the “Colours of our Scarves” exhibition will be on show in the community suite.

In advance of the exhibition there is now an opportunity for all supporters to contribute their views through an online survey and give some feedback as to how they feel about the prevalence of sectarianism and other equality issues within their local community.

The survey is conducted as part of the ” Colours of our Scarves” research programme delivered by Supporters Direct Scotland.

All information will be collated and reported back to the Scottish Government’s Advisory group.You can however, remain anonymous should you wish and no information collected will be attributed to you personally. We would encourage all supporters to take a few moments to share your thoughts.

Supporter Ownership Week to Launch on 11th April

February 27, 2015

Supporters Direct (SD) has today announced that Supporter Ownership Week, is to take place from the 11th to the 18th of April 2015. You can see more at http://www.supporters-direct.org/supporter-ownership-week

SD has worked alongside supporters for the last 15 years to make the dream of supporter ownership possible, and the week is about celebrating the people who’ve done it, and the people who have taken or are taking the journey.

The week begins on the 11th April, when a host of supporter owned clubs play their regular fixtures at home. There will be a series of events
across the country and online across the week, with more set to be announced. There will also be a crowdfunding campaign to be launched on the 27th March, in an attempt to raise money for SD to provide more support for supporter ownership in the future.

Two parts of the week have already been announced:

· Fan Footage, a Dublin-based event video crowd-sourcing start-up and the ‘world’s largest video crew’, will partner with SD England and
Wales and SD Scotland to chart matchday experiences at all 39 supporter owned clubs; stitching them together to make the largest attempted supporter sourced video ever seen, to showcase what makes matchday at a supporter owned club so special.

· ‘Unsung Heroes’ will celebrate the work of volunteers at supporter owned clubs. Clubs will be asked to nominate a volunteer at their
club who they think deserves special recognition, to showcase to the public those people that make supporter ownership just that little bit special.

Among the clubs in membership of SD in England and Wales and SD Scotland are four English Football League clubs, three SPFL clubs, and three in the Football Conference Premier, three in professional Rugby League, and even one in American Football! A full list can be found at
http://www.supporters-direct.org/supporter-ownership-week/what-is-supporter-ownership where you can also read more about what supporter ownership actually is, how it works, and how you can get involved in the campaign.

Supporter ownership plays an important role in SD’s core work to ensure that supporters have a voice at their clubs, alongside that of establishing supporters’ trusts and campaigning for changes in the rules to benefit the supporters and communities that sustain all clubs.

Keep an eye on the website – www.supporters-direct.org/supporter-ownership-week, on twitter at @suppdirect, or ww.facebook.com/supportersdirect Use the Hashtag #SOW15

Trust Travel – Hearts

February 23, 2015

Saturday 14th March 2015 has Dumbarton returning to league leaders Hearts (Tynecastle) on SPFL Championship duty, and as ever our travel section are ‘running’ a supporters bus to the match.

**We need you guys to book seats as quickly as possible.**

We are also looking for payment in advance of actually joining the bus on the day. The message is simple – book early to avoid disappointment.

You have two chances to do this – at the game with Queen of the South on 28th Feb or the following week when Alloa Ath visit the Rock (7th March). The latter game being very important indeed.

£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

#supportoursons

Trust Travel – Hibernian

February 16, 2015

Saturday 21st February 2014 has Dumbarton returning to Easter Road on SPFL Championship duty, and as ever our travel section are ‘running’ a supporters bus to the match.

As ever we need you guys to book seats as quickly as possible.

£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

#supportoursons

Chairman Chooses Stuart

February 16, 2015

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SONS loss to Cowdenbeath last weekend, on Valentines Day, was a hard one to take, but Trust Chairman Brian Payne, tasked with picking our man of the match, had an easy decision to make.

Stuart Findlay had an outstanding game against the Blue Brazil, making Brian’s choice a simple one.

The on-loan Celtic defender stood head and shoulders above everyone else in the team and thoroughly deserved his award.

Brian and Stuart are pictured in the stadium foyer immediately after the game.

(Pic Credit : Andy Scott)

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