Entry is as follows: adults £4, concessions and children 16-10 £2, under 10′s free of charge. Our traditional charity raffle and auction will take place in the Pollok Social Club after the game.
The game is all about raising as much money as we can for the charities we have chosen. They are:
Physical Disability Rehabilitation Unit (PDRU) is located at the Southern General Hospital. The unit provides specialist neurorehabilitation to people with a range of neurologically disabling conditions including acquired brain injury.
Action for ME is the leading UK charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and their carers. M.E. is a chronic, fluctuating illness affecting 250,000 people in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). M.E. symptoms may include persistent exhaustion, muscle and/or joint pain, sleep disturbance, feeling ’flu-like and having problems with memory and concentration.
Action for M.E. will provide information and support, while campaigning for better services and more effective treatments and driving and investing in research – until our vision is achieved and M.E. is overcome.
Yorkhill Children’s Hospital provides enhanced medical equipment and resources which benefit sick children and babies who are treated at Yorkhill Hospital and within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde. These can include innovative medical equipment, improvements in child and family facilities and pediatric research and training.
Nordoff-Robins Thousands of children and adults have been helped by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland since we acquired charity status in 1996.
Our principle objectives are to provide access to music therapy services across Scotland and to develop awareness of music therapy. We do so by providing a busy clinical service and by offering training and information. By constantly reviewing all our work, we provide the highest standards in the delivery of all these services.
We employ music therapists from a range of training backgrounds and as well as our main administrative base in Broxburn, we have clinics in Broxburn, Glasgow, Crosshill (Fife) and Dundee. Clinical work also takes our therapists into schools, hospitals, hospices and day and residential centres across Scotland.
Our staff, Board members, fundraisers and volunteers work tirelessly to promote the charity and all aspects of music therapy. We would like to thank them, our clients and clinical services for all contributing in so many ways. The hard work and kindness of everyone concerned ensures the work of the charity can develop and continue to enrich the lives of so many people.
Last year we donated to Alzheimer Scotland, ACCORD Hospice in Paisley, the Barrhead Scout Hall Roof, and Pulse Community Radio. £1,500 was raised and was split between the four charities. We hope with your support we will top that this year and make a difference.
This year’s Referee is Mr. John Rowbothom. John was appointed to referee the 2005 Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United. He said the feeling he had when appointed resulted in him speaking to spacemen for days! Now retired, John was also a FIFA referee and has officiated at 4 World Cup qualifiers. Instantly recognisable for his 6’3″ frame and shaved head, he is a favourite with both home and away fans.
The winning team will receive the Eric Hickey Shield in memory of one of Barrhead’s finest businessmen who was loved by all.
The John Murphy Man of the Match Award which is presented to the standout player by John’s daughter Lynne.
The Tommy Sloan Sportsman’s Award is chosen by the members of Mr Sloan’s family for the player who does something special on the day.
If you have something to donate – big or small – to our charity raffle, please do let us know. If not, simply spread the word, give at the gate, and come along to see some of the greatest players of junior football don their boots once again.
This years event is once again sponsored by COMPASS Cars, Barrhead and we could not stage this match without their support.
Coached by: Franny McNeill & Michael Welsh
Squad: Ian Wilson, Robert Anderson, Ian Ashcroft, Kevin O’Neill, Derek Heaton, Sammy Johnston, Billy Ferguson, Joe Byres, John Paisley, Steve Easton, Sean Bonar, Alan Grainger, Robert Downs, Bryan Dingwall, Joe Carruth, Ker Corbett (Guest), Martin Donnelly (Guest).
Coached by: Michelle Evans & Willie Young
Squad: Alan Donohoe, Gavin Duncan, Roland Fabiani, Ged Gardiner, Alan Shields, Stuart Allison, Colin Lindsey, Kenny Gillies, Mick Fallon, Lee Martin, Martin McGarvey, Alan Jack, John Jack, Steven Convery, David McKenzie, Jimmy Creaney, Alan McQuade, Alan Waddle, Neil McGettigan (Guest).