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Whitburn's start to the season

With pre season matches almost over, Whitburn now have 17 signed players, possibly with a couple to come.  The following players re-signed from last season: Jordan Allan,  Gary Brass, Keiran Brennan, Ewan Graham, Jack Hamilton, Bryan King, Ryan Nimmo, and Dewi Taylor. Jordan Bain who had been on loan from Broxburn last season is now a Whitburn player. Former juniors signed are Nicky Robertson a defender from Luncarty, midfielder John Watson from Forth, forward Lee Brown from Fauldhouse and Craig Gardner, a midfielder who had been with Bo'ness. The following youngsters and/or amateurs join the aforementioned: defender Matthew Johnston and midfielder Martin Russell from Falkirk Athletic, defender Joe Dunn from Armadale Thistle U21s and Andrew McDonald a midfielder from Linlithgow Rose U19s. Welcome to all new comers. 

Whitburn's pre season matches are:

Saturday 19 July Whitburn 9-0 Whitburn JFSC to be played at King Georges Park, 2:00 ko
Tuesday 22 July Newtongrange 5-0 Whitburn, 7:30 ko
Saturday 26 July Blantyre Vics 2-1 Whitburn, 2:00 ko
Tuesday 29 July Armadale 1-1 Whitburn, 7:15 ko
(Possibly) Saturday 2 August Whitburn v Whitburn U19s, 2:00 ko

Last night's Willie Johnston Memorial Trophy match against Armadale has been the pick of the pre season games with Whitburn gaining a very creditable draw against our Super League neighbours. But for a couple of wonderful saves from former Whitburn keeper Stewart Walker and a disallowed goal, Whitburn could easily have won this game. As usual this game was for charity with the recipient being the Just for Jayden campaign and a cheque for 200 was presented to Jayden's grandfather at half time. We wish him well in his forthcoming visit to America for further treatment.

The league campaign starts on Wednesday August 6 with a visit to newly relegated Livingston. Further fixtures will be August 9 v Haddington at home, August 16 v Rosyth away, 23 August v Blackburn at home and 30 August away to Falkirk. 

The Pavilion

There have been many comments as to the time it has taken to get the pavilion situation resolved and hopefully we are making some progress. The club was given bad advice at the beginning of this saga, and a pretty bad offer that we could not possibly have accepted for the good of the club moving on. We have thus been in constant contact with loss adjustors, the insurance company and lawyers to try to get them to accept that repairing the old pavilion was not an option (as anyone who has now seen it would agree). It has finally been accepted that the only option is to demolish the existing structure and erect a new building - hopefully based on plans that we had made a few years ago. The whole bidding process had to be gone through again and it has become clear that the money from the insurance company will not be enough to fund this. We are therefore having to seek additional funding. Needless to say this also takes time, however, we are hopeful that things can get underway soon.

In the meantime, we continue to have permission to use Whitburn Academy's pitch and changing facilities for home games. This is hardly ideal from a number of perspectives, but it has been sanctioned by the East Region. Hopefully we can get back to our home of Central Park before too long.

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Wednesday 6 August, kick off 7:00
Livingston v Whitburn

Saturday 9 August, kick off 2:30
Whitburn v Haddington

Saturday 16 August, kick off 2:30
v Whitburn

Saturday 23 August, kick off 2:30
Whitburn v Blackburn

Saturday 30 August, kick off 2:30
Falkirk v Whitburn

The winning numbers for the Whitburn Lottery drawn on Saturday 26 July were :

4 14 18 19

There were no winners of the 250 prize. Next week : 300.

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Whitburn Juniors team 2013/4

Whitburn Juniors 2013

Back (l to r): Ross Carter, Ian Gillespie, Ewan Graham, Tony O'Donnell, Mark Pagliarulo, Scott Ritchie, David Sneddon, Ryan Nimmo, Jordan Allan, Sean Kennedy, Bryan King, Harry Sinclair, Derek Halcrow, Ian McIvor, Martin Hubbocks

Front (l to r): Gary Brass, Jack Hamilton, Dewi Taylor, Kenny Hannah, Chris Lyon, Darren Wilson, Jason Mackay

Picture by Robert Haddow

Whitburn's main sponsors

Sponsor boardWhitburn main sponsors who are Karma Indian Cuisine, West Main Street - thanks are due to Dep, Robert and Jaggy, please support our local excellent curry house!


Whitburn Junior FC are grateful to the following sponsors for season 2013/2014
Acrafab Ltd AFA Fire & Security 
Ayrton Veterinary Hospital Bannatyne Ltd
Brownings Funeral Services Bushman Ink Tattoo Shop
Cabin Fever Graphics  CM Opticians  
Costcutters The Cross Tavern
DC Music The Garage
Livingstons the Butchers Tom MacIntosh
Murphy Transport  Premier Shop N Save
Scots-Sport Sneddons Solicitors 
Spence Insurance Tony's Fish Bar
Tyres, Rims and Trims

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