This Sunday the 29th of May 2016 history will be made in more ways than one as Beith Juniors play Pollock FC in the ETHX Scottish Junior Cup Final at Kilmarnock FC’s ground Rugby Park. This is Beith’s first junior Cup Final and the first for Pollock in 18 years so for both these clubs and the competition history has already been made.
Pollock have reached five junior Cup Finals winning three, whilst for Beith this has been and continues to be an exciting adventure for all involved with the team and for the community.
Why dear readers have I called this the romance of the cup, well cup finals are one-offs where no matter what level you play at, if you will excuse the cliché, anything can happen, history and a team’s form can go out the window once that whistle blows and the game begins.
Getting to the Final means you will be remembered, win or lose, although preferably win as your name will be forever etched into local folklore as well as onto Scottish Junior Cup history propelling you into the Scottish Cup first round.
Turnstiles open at 3.05pm (kick-off 4:05pm) prices for the game are £5 for children and senior citizens and £10 for adults (payable at the gate). The Pollock supporters will be in the main stand with Beith supporters in the East stand.
As Beith Juniors themselves have stated ‘The ETHX Energy Scottish Junior Cup Final is a high profile day for everyone involved and it is important that everything goes well, the success of the cup final can determine the media response to Beith as a community, to Beith Juniors FC and to Junior Football in general. This is an opportunity to demonstrate the qualities of our town, community and our Football club’.
Moreover as far Pollock FC and their supporters are concerned this is the biggest game not just in Scottish junior football but Scottish football if not beyond this season.
For those unable to attend the game, it’s being televised live on BBC Alba, Freeview channel 7, coverage starts 3:55pm and continues until after the presentation of medals and the cup to all those involved from the officials to the players on both sides.
I hope all those who are able to attend the game have an enjoyable but safe time, on this most special of occasions.
I would like to thank both Beith juniors and Pollock FC for additional information about the ticketing, when the turnstiles open, where the two sets of fans will be seated and how each sees the game. Lastly up to this moment there hasn’t been any commitment as to which side I’ll support come Sunday well what better way to put this to bed but to say ‘mon the mighty’.
This week we had the pleasure of delivering our delicious home grown produce to people in the community. We delivered lettuces, radishes and Parsley on our eco -friendly astro bike, made by Uula Jero at the People’s Utility Bike Company, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint throughout Beith.
As this was the first time our bike left the astro on a daytrip, we weren’t surprised to find people staring and wondering what we were doing but thanks to everyone who gave us support for our efforts and even gave us a donation in exchange for some delicious vegetables that our staff, volunteers and children have put so much effort into growing over the past few months.
We are looking to make up some veg boxes in the future and we would love for you to tell us where you live and what you would like and we will happily deliver straight to your door.
Remember to keep an eye on our facebook page to see posts about why growing your own food and buying from local producers is so much more beneficial financially and environmentally! Stay tuned for our next outing!
The super awesome talent production line that is BAND FACTORY returns to the Garnock Valley this week.
Beith Trust brings together talented young musicians, singers and songwriters from all over the Garnock Valley and far flung places like Kilwinning to join up with the amazing Model x Media for a week of intensive work that will produce top quality performances in a one off gig this Saturday night, 11th April 2015, upstairs at Garnock Valley Health and Fitness Club
As usual for Day 1, folk were a bit nervous but keen to get started, the crew from Model x Media got everyone organised and down to work.
Last years Band Factory set the bar very high with their extraordinary performances at The Eglinton Inn in the autumn, check them out Beith Trust You Tube Channel
For more information check out Beith Trust
Beith Astro is starting its new Breakfast Club on Tuesday 28th of April! It will be held twice a week on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Bring your kids round to Beith Astro at 7.50am to enjoy breakfast with other children. Everyone will take part in some fun activities at 8.10am until 8.30am where staff will accompany everyone up to school. If you have a busy morning, work early or your children would like to come along then please give us a call!
Breakfast Club is £1.50 a day and don’t worry it’s nothing like the movie!
Sports Leaders UK presents Night of Champions at the Beith Juniors Hut on Tuesday, 15th of April.
Starting at 6pm, youngsters will be rewarded and celebrated for their efforts as sports leaders, receiving awards for being inspirational, positive figures in a sporting role.
Bring along a family member and show some support for the kids in the community!
This week plays host to the Beith Community Development Trust’s first ever BiRecycle Scheme event.
Taking place on Saturday at 11am, volunteers will be collecting scrap, unwanted bikes from the beith Community. These bikes will then be donated to Kilmarnock charity Killie Can Cycle, who will refurbish and re-home them.
Anyone is welcome to help in the collection of scrap bikes, participation with qualify you to possibly receive a refurbished bike. After collection is complete we will be taking a group cycle and enjoying a picnic, bikes are available to borrow.
The West Coast Paddlers are throwing an event this weekend, in the form of a fundraising ceilidh. The night will kick off at 7.30pm at the Beith Community Centre, all are welcome but please bring your own refreshments (i.e. bottle).
Tickets are priced at £7.50 for adults and £5.00 for children, the night will also include a raffle, auction and supper.
BCDT’s wonderful affiliate group Unlicensed Events are having a headphone disco at the Beith Community Centre on the 23rd of November starting at 8pm.
Beith’s own band Burnout will be providing some entertainment on the evening, headsets can be loaned on the night for a £5 deposit.
Tickets are £5 and you are welcome to bring your own bottle.
Hope to see you there on in looking super spooky!