As the 2022/23 season for all Stranraer FC Youth Development teams has now been concluded, it feels like an appropriate time to thank everyone involved – and there are many of you!
A successful season for our players and teams has seen everything from first team debuts/calls ups, cup wins, free flowing football, spectacular goals, player development and tough challenges overcome along the way.
Firstly, I would like to thank all players for their efforts, commitment, and attitude throughout the season. These qualities along with huge array of technical ability has resulted in a good season for all.
I would also like to recognise the vital help and support from parents throughout the season. It is hugely appreciated by all staff and players.
A huge note of gratitude must also go to those funders, sponsors and local people/businesses who have supported the youth development set up at the club for season 2022/23. Simply put without this wider community support we would not be able to develop and thrive the way we do. On behalf of all players and coaches a huge THANK YOU to you all.
- William Loch- Broad Headland Gin
- Stranraer Community Council
- The Galloway Association Of Glasgow
- Stranraer FC Supporters Group
- Scottish FA South West Region
- The Crown Hotel, Portpatrick
- Hammy Mcmillan, Craignelder Hotel
- The Pet Shop
- Reggies Bar-Function Suite
- Simpsons Bakery
- The Ruddicot Bar
- Andersons Ltd
- Jewson Tool Hire – Stranraer
- Sandra Beggs (Donation made in memory of Stuart Binnie)
- Bill McCandlish
If anyone would like to consider sponsorship for season 2023/24 please contact the page or one of the coaches. We have several bespoke options available from strips, tracksuits, training/matchday equipment, advertising boards, player sponsorship etc. We are hugely appreciative of all who wish to support our local young footballers.
I would also like to highlight the vital support given to the youth development pathway by Stranraer FC and the committee for their continued backing. The main club supports not only the reserves by way of a benefit in kind for training and matchday pitch hire, but also along with full financial support for matchday associated costs and matchday travel costs. The club also provides financial support for our three youth teams by way of covering all matchday travel costs and providing welcome assistance with training pitch hire costs. Our Youth Development Pathway aims to be as sustainable as possible by generating funds internally and through wider community sponsorship, however we are always extremely thankful for the support of the main club as it is hugely important, particularly in this economic climate.
The purpose of these clubs is ultimately to hopefully produce some footballing stars of the future, but in a wider context they are there to create that vital link between club and community and instil a sense of local pride in our great wee club. We will endeavour to grow from strength to strength in the coming seasons.
Lastly and most importantly I would like to place on record my undoubted thanks to the coaches who turn up rain, hail or shine to help provide a great environment for local young footballers to develop.
- Reserves – Micky Dougan & Sanny Sutherland
- 17s – Stephen Jack, Dougie Wilson & Grant Carnochan
- 15s – John Lowe, Callum Murray & John McLean
- 13s – Joe Wither, Craig Jones, Kevin Baxter & Keith Knox
- GKs – Rhuri Paton
Enjoy the close season break and thanks again to everyone mentioned for all you do.