Top Goals SPL Season 2014/15
Welcome to the Elgin Boys Club website
The Elgin and District Boys Football Association as the club was originally known, was set up in 1964 to "promote the moral and physical welfare of boys aged between 10 and 17 through the provision, under proper adult supervision, of games of football".
The years have gone by and the language altered a bit but founder and driving force John Cameron's ideal has remained the same - football for young lads.
The club players are split into three sections by age - Junior, Intermediate and Senior - and take the names of the original teams:
Juniors play an eight-a-side game (11 player squad) on a smaller pitch with matching goal size.
Intermediates play eleven-a-side (15 player squad) on a slightly larger pitch.
Seniors play the full size game again with a 15 man squad.
Matches are played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school summer term (see fixtures list) at Morriston Playing Fields with all matches starting at 7.00pm. All games are supervised by team managers who have undergone a Disclosure Scotland check and the games (apart from the Juniors) are allocated referees.
First of all congratulations to Waverley who won the Senior League Cup and to Saracens who won the Intermediate League Cup. If anyone has photos of the Senior presentation (Friday evening) please pass a copy to me for the website. The Intermediate presentation will be on Monday evening after the last game in the league. Unfortunately I can't mention that Waveley Juniors won the League as there is no cup for the 'non-competitive' set up under SYFA rules.
Upcoming events - This week end (Sunday 12th June) - an outing for Seniors and Intermediate select teams to Inverness. Next Sunday (19th June) - Huntly Tournament for a Junior select. Thanks to all managers involved in this. Again I'd appreciate some feedback (photos and a brief summary of how it went).
Mike C goes in for a knee operation this weekend and I'm sure we'd all wish him well and a speedy recovery. His duties will be covered by Neil C (referees), Bob Stewart (recording scores) and Phil Stuart (lower storage container - goal storage).
Juniors - Mid Summer Mix-Up - the fixtures on the website are wrong. These were put in as provisional at the start of the season. Correct dates are now on the website. Note that there are 4 games on the last Friday (24th) First set starting at 6.00pm; Second at 7.15pm. Chaos - well named a mix-up!
Lastly It's been pointed out that cars have been parking across the cycleway at the entrance to Morriston. I noticed a black Merc and a red Audi myself yesterday evening. Perhaps managers could mention it to their lads and spread the word. I'd hate to see an expensive car damaged by an irate cyclist.
Enjoy the rest of the season.
INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE CUP FINAL
This must go down as one of the more memorable finals. Despite being keenly fought by both sides Crusaders went in at half time 4-0 up and looked to be cruising. Corinthians came out for the second half a much sharper team and proceeded to dominate the early stages.
Suddenly it was 4 all and we had a game on our hands. Crusaders broke the deadlock with two killer goals in the final period just when we thought extra time was on the cards.
Bob Stewart summed when presenting the cup to Crusaders captain Bran Edgar - "a great game played by two excellent teams".
Thanks to all concerned including Clyde the referee. Final score Crusaders 6 Corinthians 4
SENIOR LEAGUE CUP FINAL
Congratulation go to Royals (coached by Mark Angus) who beat Saracens 6-3 in the final on Friday 13th (unlucky for some).
2016 Fixtures now online!
The full fixtures lists can now be viewed here.
SEASON 2016 KICKS OFF
The registrations are in, the teams allocated and the fixtures set.
To find out what team players are in have a look at the Facebook link at the top of this page and scroll through until you find your name.
The team manager will be in touch in due course (have patience) to let you know what happens next.
The fixtures will be posted as soon as possible - watch this site.