TALBOT WEEKLY NEWS

GORDON POPE

Auchinleck Talbot FC wishes to thank Gordon who has sadly announced his retirement from the playing side of the game, he has been a tremendous servant to both the Club and the game in general and will now take up the role of Development Team Manager. We are sure you will join us in wishing Gordon every success in this new venture.

TALBOT THANKS

Auchinleck Talbot FC wishes to thank the Willie Young Loyal Talbot Supporters Club, and the Mauchline Bowling Club Talbot Supporters Club for their recent generous donations towards our Crowd Funding Page. Also to Daw & Sadie Clelland for their kind donation to the Club

MEDICAL/FIRST AID FACILITY/TERRACING UPGRADE

The Club has started planning for a Medical/ First Aid Facility at Beechwood Park, we will schedule a phased Terracing Upgrade which will be funded by the proceeds our gofundme page https://t.co/jMDIZ6O9GR?amp=1

AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC SPONSORED WALK                                 

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 2020

STARTING 11.00AM

Sponsor Sheets will be available from Sunday 27 September from Talbot Committee Members

 

AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC FUNDRAISING CLUB 2019-20

PAYMENT DATES FOR THE NEW SEASON’S SUBSCRIPTIONS:                                      

SATURDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2020                                   SATURDAY 07 DECEMBER 2020      SATURDAY 02 JANUARY 2021                                       SATURDAY 06 FEBRUARY 2021        SATURDAY 06 MARCH 2021                                           SATURDAY 03 APRIL 2021         SATURDAY 01 MAY 2021

Henry Dumigan (07929525494/[email protected])

Bobby Millar (07771508907/[email protected])

Summary of Fundraising Club Benefit offered by ATFC

  • 10% DISCOUNT ON SEASON TICKET AND MERCHANDISE ITEMS.
  • NORMAL HOSPITALITY DAY AT THE END OF EVERY SEASON + FOR SEASON 2019-20 WHENEVER RESTRICTIONS ARE EASED SUFFICIENTLY TO ALLOW (NON TRANSFERABLE & MEMBERS ONLY)
  • MONTHLY DRAW FOR CORPORATE IN HOUSE BUFFET MATCH HOSPITALITY FOR 4 MEMBERS (MUST HAVE MINIMUM LATEST YEAR’S SUBSCRIPTION FULLY PAID OR A NEW MEMBER SIGNED UP FOR CONTINUOUS MONTHLY £10 PAYMENTS) NON TRANSFERABLE MEMBERS ONLY AND QUALIFY ONLY ONCE PER SEASON. BACKDATED TO AUGUST 2020 To join please contact the following Officials:

Henry Dumigan (07929525494/[email protected]/Bobby Millar (07771508907/[email protected])

 JOHN HOLROYD

Auchinleck Talbot FC are still coming to terms with the loss of their larger than life supporter John Holroyd who through his wheeling and dealing in the world of football memorabilia raised well over £20,000 which was donated entirely to the Beechwood Regeneration Committee. He was a true gentleman and an avid Talbot fan o came to Beechwood in the 80’s after he reallocated to Thornhill from England.

Beechwood Regeneration Committee Treasurer Jim McAuley told the Chronicle. “I met John when he paid us his first visit, I was one of the editors of the Talbot fanzine at that time and he came up and introduced himself to me and my two colleagues. He told us that he had been watching games in the South of Scotland League but found the football poor quality. Then he explained why he had turned up at Beechwood which was down to some punter in a Thornhill pub telling him to get himself up to Auchinleck as they had a decent side.”

Jim added “John later told me he was instantly hooked, he loved the banter and the honesty that came with the Junior grade and the fact that he was made welcome at Auchinleck. I found him an interesting person and loved listening to his stories about his obsession with programme collecting so much so he persuaded me to go with him to a Programme Fair in Glasgow. Don’t get me wrong it was interesting especially the amount of money that was being thrown around but it was Anorak Central and not for me. ”

It was John’s interest that was to benefit the BRC when he decided to ask the fans to donate memorabilia which he would sell and pass on the proceeds to the project that was running at that time. The icing on the cake was when the new catering block was completed which housed a new Memorabilia Shop where he could sell his items.

John was also active in the Talbot Hall of Fame Committee as well as being involved in a number of projects in Thornhill where he helped out at the Music Festival and the local Food Bank. But it’s his fundraising for his beloved football club that makes him part of the Talbot folklore and the fact he raised so much money doing something he loved.

Jim explained “John has left a legacy at Beechwood; the money he raised was used to financially help us build a new enclosure, new toilets, a new catering block and finally the floodlights. My last connection with John was an email to tell me that he had deposited money into the BRC account for the floodlights. I find it hard to believe he will never be back at Beechwood, his booming voice and broad English accent could be heard all around the ground on match days…

It’s sad to think that when this pandemic is over and the team have a chance to play under the new lights John won’t be there. He worked hard to contribute to our venture and then never saw them lit up. I think I will have a lump in my throat that night.” We have lost a remarkable supporter and most of all a good friend,” He will be sadly missed by the Talbot Family.

MERCHANDISE SALES

Contact Morton Wright Jnr: 07972 719553 for details after 7pm

KIT – SEASON 2020/21

Visual Images of our new Kit is now available on our social media outlets and website.

 

FLOODLIGHT PROJECT – MERCEDES BENZ DRAW

POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

BEECHWOOD PARK GENERAL TIDY

The Club will continue our general tidy of the ground each Saturday Morning 10 – 11am during September (pending on the restart of football), volunteers welcome.