AGM and POY
The Football Club AGM is on Tuesday 31st May at 7.00pm in Whitburn Junior Social Club.
The Player of the Year Awards will be on Saturday 28th May at 7.30pm in the Social Club. Tickets are £5 per person and include disco and a buffet. Contact Ann Haddow if interested.
Donations for raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated.
Whitburn promoted with win over Stoneyburn
Whitburn needed to win one of their last two games to guarantee promotion to the new Division two and they achieved it at the first attempt with a convincing 4-1 defeat of near neighbours Stoneyburn. Yet the game was not as easy as the score suggests as an improving Stoneyburn made them fight all the way though their resistance ended with Darren Liddell's 78th minute goal - his second and the club's third. Earlier, after a nervous start and a little against the run of play Liddell had netted his first in the 11th minute to ease the nerves. Four minutes into the second half Aiden Martin doubled the score just after Stoneyburn had an effort cleared off the line. A goal for them would come around 4 minutes later to restore the 1 goal cushion and set nerves jangling in the dugout and the terracing. However, we know that Whitburn this season have had great resilience and superb spirit and as mentioned above the third calmed the nerves again. Lewis Anderson, on as a sub, fully settled them with a goal in the 86th minute. Scenes after the game were of ecstatic joy as Whitburn began the first step in a trip to the higher divisions where they certainly deserve to be. Below, jubilation at the end of the game (pic from Daily Record web page).
With Syngenta's narrow 1-0 triumph at Bathgate next week's games will decide the league champion as we are both level on 69 points. However, Syngenta's goal difference lead has been cut to one goal to tighten the situation and the tension. Whitburn will play away at Fauldhouse whilst Syngenta will host Pumpherston. Hopefully it will be Whitburn that come out on top but regardless the aim at the start of the season which was to gain promotion has been achieved. Full credit is due to the team, the management, the committee and the loyal supporters for a wonderful achievement. Onwards and upwards!
The club is happy to announce that Reece Duncan, Grant Hamilton, Jack Henderson, Darren Liddell, Louis Maguire, Martin Maguire, Aiden Martin, Stuart McIntyre, Martin Russell, Dewi Taylor, Andy Thomson and Darren Tomaszewski have signed till the end of season 2022/3. In addition left midfielder Lennon Watson has been signed on a loan deal with Cowdenbeath until the end of the current season. Whitburn have also acquired the services of young East Fife midfielder Lewis Anderson on another loan deal. Welcome to Cameron Stokes who joins us from Fauldhouse.
Running a football club is a very expensive business and we are always looking for ways to raise funds. Hopefully with the success of the club in the East of Scotland league (remember we are second!) we will start to see an increase in the number of spectators coming through the turnstiles. In the meantime:
The Football Club are running a Golden Goal competition for Sunday's League Cup Final between Hibs and Celtic. Tickets costing £1 each will have a time in minutes on them. The winning ticket will be the one which has the time of the first goal, based on the time shown on the BBC website. Tickets are available from the committee. Winner gets £30.
In addition we have pens, which would make great Christmas stocking fillers, available for sale. These are boxed and cost a paltry £2:
There is now a presence on Youtube for video highlights of some of our games! The channel is called The Whitburn Junior FC Channel which you can search for on Youtube (and interestingly gives a number of other videos of previous matches) or you can click the heading or the following link. Thanks to Bert Pearson for setting this up.
A new era at Whitburn
At a recent Committee meeting the decision to join the Whitburn Community Sports Club Association was ratified.
Robert Haddow has now taken on the role of President and Alex Baillie is now Vice President until the AGM next year.
In addition three individuals joined the committee but a couple more would be very helpful. If interested please contact Ann Haddow through Social media
We are looking for sponsors of the match ball for our home games - any interested parties should contact our secretary Ann Haddow on 07917 753017. Thanks again to all sponsors so far this season:
Wallace Opticians, Colin Fordyce, Gothenburg Mini Market, Jim Fegan Plumbing and Heating Engineers, West Lothian Gardening Services, Swish Decor, DC Music, MG Entertainments, Dieslel Jock's, Hardhill Travel
We are pleased to announce that the Hill family have agreed to sponsor the 40 seater stand in memory of ex committee man Billy. Taylor Roofs are sponsoring the kit/physio room. Rocksoff Gravel have agreed to sponsor video analysis of our home games for the season. Finally, the match ball for the next two home games will be Swish Decor and DC Music respectively.
Here is a picture of the current squad - Picture by Ann Haddow.
Front row(l to r): Louis Maguire, Andy Thomson, Darren Liddell, Reece Duncan, Martin Russell, Jamie Sandilands, Martin Maguire, Darren Tomaszewski, Declyn Cumming, Michael Wallace, Lewis Milton
Back row: Darren Wilson, Robert Haddow, Robert Haddow, Chris Kelly, Jack Henderson, Greg Stewart, Dewi Taylor, Jack Wilsdon, Martin Hubbocks, Daniel Potts, Stuart McIntyre, Harry Maguire, Aiden Martin, Dylan Weldon, Michael McGarahan, Archie Gilmour, Scott Woodhouse
Merchandise for sale
The Chvrches sponsored away strip have now been reduced to £15 plus postage and packing! Contact Ann Haddow if interested on 07917 753017.
Additionally, Sam Spiers has recorded a song entitled 'The Claret and the Amber' which will be available for download or streaming on September 12th from all the usual sources - fom Amazon to Youtube, with all proceeds going to the club. The club greatly appreciates the generosity of Sam in this endeavour.
Whitburn Chvrches sponsored away shirts are now available for sale!
These highly sought after shirts are now available for sale at the ridiculously low price of £15.
Contact Ann Haddow if interested on 07917 753017.
Use of Central Park
Any local community group who wishes to use Central park and its facilities should contact club secretary Ann Haddow in the first instance on 07917 753017.
The club's Child Protection policy can be downloaded via this link.
Saturday 7 May 2022, kick off 14:30
Bo'ness 1-2 Whitburn
Scorers: Duncan, McGarahan
Saturday 14 May 2022, kick off 14:30
Armadale 2-2 Whitburn
Saturday 21 May 2022, kick off 13:00
Whitburn 4-1 Stoneyburn
Scorers: Liddell(2), Martin, Anderson
Saturday 28 May 2022, kick off 14:30
Fauldhouse v Whitburn
Whitburn's main sponsors
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!
Junior FC are grateful to the following sponsors
for season 2021/2022
|A R D Consultancy
|| Browning Funeral Sevices
|The Cross Tavern
Get-Lifted Private Hire Taxis
|Hugh Black butchers
Fiona Hyslop MSP
TC Joiners & Builders
|Tyres, Rims and Trims
|Whitburn Cosmetic Dental Clinic
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