The festival has kicked off and the skies have cleared. Lots of quality football from the kids this morning with the adult tournament starting at 12:30. Ice creams, bar, BBQ throughout the afternoon. Hopefully see you down to enjoy the great atmosphere and legendary football.
A huge day tomorrow for Gullane Athletic with a large number of local clubs visiting the village for the Team Poppy fundraising tournament. Fixtures in the morning are as follows: 09:00 - 2008/09 Age Group 10:00 - 2007 Age Group 10:00 - 2010 Age Group ( Primary School Playing Field) 11:00 - 2006 Age Group Teas, coffees and bacon rolls from 9am. Good luck to all the kids playing. See you there!
The club will be auctioning a number of lots after the England v Scotland game in the village hall to raise money for Team Poppy. If you would like bid for any of the items but are unable to make the auction please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: 1. Your name 2. Name and number of lot you wish to bid for 3. Your opening bid 4. Your final bid LOTS Lot 1:- 4 night stay in Mareillan in South of France. Lot 2:- Signed Celtic Shirt by treble winning team Framed Lot 3:- Waldorf Astoria Afternoon tea x4 Lot 4:- Gold Hospitality Package for 2 Edinburgh Rugby match Lot 5:- Chop House Experience Lot 6:- Hearts Goalie Shirt Autographed by Jack Hamilton Framed Lot 7:- Dinner Bed & Breakfast for…
The festival starts at 9am on Saturday with food and drink throughout the day. Everyone from the village is welcome to come down to Memorial Park next to Gullane Primary School to watch the football. In the morning there are kids games at the Primary School and on Memorial Park. Bacon and sausage rolls, and tea and coffee will be available in the morning. 9-10am 8-9 year olds 10-11am 6-7 year olds (Primary School) 10-11am 9-10 year olds 11-12am 11-12 year olds The adult tournament 5-a-side kicks off at 12:00 and the Beer and Prosecco tent and BBQ will open shortly afterwards. There are 18 teams from the surrounding area taking part and the final will be played just after 4pm. See you there!
The club is pleased to announce that on Saturday 10th June we will be running a football festival at the Memorial Park, with all proceeds going to Team Poppy. The day will start at 9am with a kids football tournament across the 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2006 age groups. At 12:00 the adult five-a-side tournament will kick-off, with teams from across East Lothian and Edinburgh taking part. To enter a team simply complete the Football Festival Entry Form.
Our U13's squeezed through to the next round of the Scottish Cup thanks to another 2nd half come back. This time 3-0 down at HT against Edinburgh South Reds the players with the help if the slope at Aberlady and a 2nd half hat-trick from Harvey turned it into a 5-3 win. Well done or everyone who played today. Look out for next weeks fixture on @gullaneathleticafc or Facebook
Our U13's host Edinburgh South Reds tomorrow in the Scottish Cup. Kick off 11am. Come along to Aberlady and give both teams your support.
This morning Gullane Athletic AFC played host to Whitburn FCA in the South East Region cup. A bright sunny day with the visitors playing some excellent football and deservedly striding into a 4-1 lead at HT. With a couple of changes and Robbie finding his shooting boots Gullane fought back to firstly draw level and then with JJ scoring the winner the team somehow won a game that looked all over at HT. A real credit to all the players. (Coaches note - meet time for games needs to be an hour earlier to give players a chance to wake up!). Thats a couple of wins on the bounce so well done to all. Also congratulations to squad players Izzy, Ella and Shona for their involvement with Hearts Ladies…
Gullane Athletic U13's had an away trip today to play the return fixture against Peebles. This was the teams 4th league fixture of the season and the 3rd away from "home". After a couple of heavy defeats it was heartening to see the team continue to put into a game situation what they have been practicing. A strong away support gave plenty of encouragement and although the result was a narrow 2-1 defeat all the players should be happy with how they played. Next match is on Thursday 1st Sept versus Longniddry Villa colts kick off 6.30 at Aberlady.
21 years after a team last representing Gullane Athletic AFC played a competitive match the current crop of U13 players managed to do what their predecessors failed to do and that was to beat a team from Peebles. Back then the Gullane team had to beat Peebles to gain promotion in the Lothian Amatuer league but failed to do so with a 4 -0 defeat. Today, 21 years later that wrong was righted when after a really enjoyable game of football Gullane run out winners 4-3. Both teams have to be commended for their attitude and importantly skill levels. Next fixture is away to Redhall FC on Sunday 21st August.