Welcome to the Elgin Boys Club website
ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR 2018 SEASON – STARTS MON 19TH FEBRUARY (5PM)
This year we’re breaking with an age old tradition and asking for all applications for the coming season to be registered on line. The reason is that it makes administration much easier than having to deal with 250 plus pieces of paper. Be assured that the database where the information is stored is secure from hackers and that only a few individuals (all PVG registered) will have access to the full details of the boys.
Registration couldn’t be simpler –
1. Click here for the application form (WHITE) for boys who have played for the Club before and are returning.
2. Click here for the application form (BLUE) for boys who are new to the Club (first timers).
3. Read the instructions. This is important. If you (and your parents/ guardian) are happy with the conditions fill in the registration details. Be particularly careful with the email address (see below). Also the fields marked with an asterisk are compulsory.
4. Press the ‘Send the Application Form’ button.
5. Within minutes you will receive an email stating that you are now registered. It will also give you a registration number.
6. The email will have a pdf file of your original application AND a blank Parental Consent Form. Print both forms off. Get your parent or guardian to fill in the Parental Consent Form and sign it. This completed form is essential for you to be admitted to the Club.
7. Bring both forms to Registration Sunday – 11th March Boroughbriggs – along with £20 and hand it all in to the waiting Club committee members. Couldn’t be simpler!
The application process goes live on Monday 19th February at 5.00pm. Don’t try and access this before this time – it won’t work.
If there are any problems get in touch with Neil Fotheringham on 01343 542188. Also if you have problems with getting access to a printer phone me.
START OF A NEW SEASON FOR THE BOYS CLUB
Well folks winter is over and spring is on the way (who am I kidding?). It’s time to start thinking about the new season and here are some important dates for your diaries:
Thurs 8 March at 7pm - Boroughbriggs
Sun 11 March - 10am and 10.45am - Boroughbriggs
Assessment (New Juniors)
Sun 18 March – Cooper Park – 10am
Mon 19 March at 7pm - Boroughbriggs
Start of season
Mon 16 April
More details on the above will be forthcoming shortly.
Farewell to former EBC ‘Old Boys’
2017 saw the passing of two supporters of Elgin Boys Club – Henry Kinghorn and Duggie Milne. The families of both have made significant donations to the Club and we are thankful and humbled that they should think of us at a time of grieving. It’s good to know that the aims of the Boys Club should have had such an influence. In tribute to Henry and Duggie -
Henry Kinghorn (1942 – 2017)
Extracts from an email from his sons Jim and Gary –
“Regarding his sporting background, as a young lad, our Dad was often taken along to the football at New Elgin and so started a lifelong love of the beautiful game. He had a great talent for football, playing locally whenever he could and when a scout came up from England, his talent was spotted and he was offered a contract as a professional footballer with Bury FC – a club in the Northwest of England. After a year in Bury, he was signed for Accrington Stanley and he was a first team player for them until an injury ended his professional football career.
Henry and his family moved back north where for several years he worked offshore so didn’t have time for playing but out of the blue he started playing again at Burghead Thistle which I know he really enjoyed and after that he started coaching the Caberfeidh team at Dovecot Park New Elgin with the local legend which was Sandy Dean. He did this for a couple of years until he went back working offshore. I know he was very passionate about teaching the youngsters there and I only remember a couple of lads that went on to make a name for themselves, Mike Teasdale and Alan Dunsire from this team.
A memorial bench now sits in front of the pavilion at Morriston Playing Fields.
Many thanks to Jim and Gary and the Kinghorn family.
Douglas ‘Duggie’ Milne (1936 – 2017)
Duggie’s playing career started some 60 years ago at New Elgin (1956) where he played as centre forward. It wasn’t long before he came to the attention of other Highland League teams and after a spell at Nairn County he eventually signed for Lossie United. There he stayed for ten years as a player then later as part of the coaching staff. Eventually a knee injury ended his footballing career. Duggie’s love of football rubbed off on his daughter Pamela and together they enjoyed watching and supporting both Lossie and Rangers for many years.
Many thanks to Wendy (Duggie’s widow) and Pam and the Milne family.
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:
- St Giles
- St Columbus
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.