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Old Firm legends come to Beith

Andy Goram prior to the legends matchSunday 7th April, kick-off 4pm

This Sunday sees some classic names from Rangers and Celtic descend on Bellsdale to take part in an Old Firm Legends charity match.

Amongst the names from the past are Andy Goram, John McDonald, Marvin Andrews, Jose Quitongo, Frank McGarvey, Tommy Sheridan, Chic Charnley and Owen Archdeacon. The rest of the teams are made of local sponsors.

There will also be kids from Beith Juniors Community Football Club who will be mascots for the match and will be part of the team photo.

Kids prepare for a legends matchDoors open at 2.45pm and there will be entertainment from 3.15pm building up to the kick-off at 4pm.

It’s sure to be a fantastic day of football and a chance to see some living legends playing on the hallowed Bellsdale turf.


Spring clean

Calling all coaches and parents

Beith Community Football club are having a fun day spring clean down at the astro, on the grass area at pavilion, on Friday 29th March 11am-3pm.

We are looking for some helpers to lift the heavy stuff and put it in the skip, as well as volunteers to help out on the day monitoring the activities etc.

There will be a BBQ and healthy snacks available.

Bouncy Castle, Sumo Suits, Comedy Bikes, Face Paints, Football and other activities on the day. Adults can participate in all these activities.

Entry is FREE in return for helping to clean the grounds. Bring the kids down and have a good day.

Could you please pass on to any other coaches, parents, kids to try and get as much involvement as we can. Email the events co-ordinator if you would be able to help out caroline.watson@beithjuniors.co.uk

Charity donation

The Mighty’s Belles, Stephi Dobson, Karen Milne and Caroline Watson, a few of stars of this year’s Beith Community Football Club charity calendar presenting a cheque for £500 to Corey Hamilton.

The Mighty's Belles presenting a cheque to Corey Hamilton

Corey has been attending the Schiehallion Ward of Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow since before Christmas. His dad, local postie, kids football coach, Beith Amateur player and calendar model, Stephen ‘Hammy’ Hamilton was delighted to receive the cheque along with Corey on behalf of Yorkhill Hospital.

Hammy said “Corey has been undergoing regular treatment in the Schiehallion Ward since before Christmas, the care and compassion from the doctors and nurses there is simply outstanding. They made Corey’s Christmas very special and I am delighted that the Community Club is making this donation, which will help the ward make other children’s stay in hospital as fun and pleasant as possible.

“I took part in the Calendar for a bit of a laugh really and just to do my bit raising money for the kids, I was shocked when the club asked me to nominate a charity to receive a donation, there was only one choice and I would like to thank all the staff at Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, specifically the Shiehallion Ward for looking after my son so well.”

Beith Community Football Club Chairman, Gordon McLeod said “Hammy has been part of this club as a player and coach for many years now, and Corey has been working his way through our Youth programme, the Club is delighted to be able to make this donation to a charity that has become very close to all our hearts.

“I would also like to thank everyone involved in making the Calendar possible, from the models to the make-up artists, photographers to designers, and the organisers and sellers who all donated their time to make this possible, I never knew there was so much talent in Beith.”

The Community Club will be continuing to raise money for Yorkhill Hospital throughout the year the next event planned is a sponsored head shave to take place in the town centre of Beith on Sunday 17th February. The staff of Envy hair salon will be there razors in hand to give as many people as possible what has affectionately been nick named a ‘Corey Cut’ if you want to raise money for Yorkhill and support the cause then please call 07967 540404 for a sponsor form.

There is also a ‘Corey Ceildh’ being organised in the Burnhouse Manor on 16th March again to raise funds for Yorkhill Hospital, tickets are £15 which will include a buffet. For more information and to book your ticket for this event please call 07902 877142, watch this space for further details on this event.

Rewarded Club

Quality MarkBeith Community Club this week got presented with a couple of awards at the SFA awards evening held at Hampden park. The club was awarded the Community Club award in the SFA’s Quality Mark programme and also the Disability Inclusive award. Coach Co-ordinator and Club Development Officer, Lee Thomson was delighted to be their to receive the awards making them unique in the Garnock Valley in being an all inclusive club.

Beith Juniors being awarded the Quality Mark

In light of their new awards the club is looking to start up a new training session for an Extra Time team, this will be for anyone who would like to participate in Disability logothe game at any level but feels that mainstream football training may be a bit much for them. If you know anyone interested in taking part then please email lee.thomson@beithjuniors.co.uk.

Charity Calendar

Beith Juniors Community Football Club have produced a 2013 calendar to raise funds for the Community Club, the Calendar will be available from mid-November. To pre-order your copy contact Jane on 07967 540404.

Beith Juniors chairty calendar 2013

2003s every Tuesday 5.30 - 6.30pm

Due to the demand from the boys and girls for p5 at Beith Primary School, Beith Juniors have decided to relaunch their 2003 age group this Tuesday 11th September. The team will be training from 5.30pm to 6.30pm at the AstroTurf, the club will be funding the initial training sessions which are open to boys and girls of p5 age.

Just put on a t-shirt, shorts and trainers and come along for a fun training session (football boots may be worn, however no metal studs are allowed on the pitch).

Beith Community Football Club

It’s no secret to anyone who may have been in the Meadowside or public park areas of the town over the past few months that the ‘beautiful game’ is alive and kicking within the community of Beith.

Beith Juniors Community Football Club was established in 2007 by a dedicated group of parents and coaches with a very simple objective – to encourage and advance the participation in sport, primarily football, by the people of Beith and surrounding areas. The club continues to create a safe professionally run environment for the people of the town to enjoy football and it is proud to hold the Quality Mark awarded only to well run clubs by the SFA. This prestigious award was gained as a result of the commitment of the band of volunteers who have acheived the necessary coaching, first aid and player welfare certifications.

The best indicator of a club’s success is the amount of people participating in sport under their name. In Beith we have a great number of people already playing football with a Beith Juniors badge proudly displayed on their chest and is increasing. This includes boys and girls from pre-school all the way through both primary and secondary schools to young adults and onto adults of more numerous years.

Some of our volunteer coaches give up their precious free time to take football into the local primary school giving children that would not normally participate in sport the opportunity to get a feel for the game and hopefully encourage them come along to one of our training sessions, listed below, and become as passionate about the game as we are.

Soccer School : Aimed at kids from nursery to early primary school age and introduces them to the fun side of football

Fun 4s section: Still based very much on the joy of playing football, the club has a number of teams of boys and girls training and playing in festival based games against other clubs

7-a-side: The town have a thriving boys and girls section playing against local teams with a view to developing their footballing technique and introducing them to team play, positions and tactics. This is aimed at players P4 to P7

Youth 11-a-side: When the players enter secondary school, competitive and prize rewarded football kicks in with our teams playing in local leagues with cups and trophies up for grabs. We have almost a full compliment of teams for each of the age groups with several trophies sporting the name Beith Juniors

Adult 11-a-side: After the youth teams reach a certain age, they need to make the step up to adult football and we are lucky in the town to have 2 successful teams in both Beith Juniors and Beith Amateurs.

2002s at Hampden Park for the OlympicsOne of the main vehicles for encouraging participation was to improve facilities and if you look down beyond the Bellsdale pavilion, you will see a state of the art 3G astro turf pitch which was made a reality thanks to the tireless work of some very dedicated locals. The facility has quickly become the hub of football within the town being used by all of the Beith Juniors teams as well as many other people of the town and surrounding areas.

As a club, we are always looking to progress and increase the participation in the sport. To enable this, there is an open invitation for players to help swell the number of teams, coaches and volunteers to help with the running of our teams and sponsors to help keep our football accessible to everyone in the community.

If you think you could help, or if you would like to get more information about the community club, you can visit Beith Community FC on Facebook or our website www.beithjuniors.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @BeithCommFC

We are currently looking for players for our 2001 team if you are interested in being part of one of the Beith Community Football Club teams please contact us.