The Week Ahead

With the schools on a mid-term break it's Walking Football for the Over 55s at the Queen of the South Arena that gets things underway this week. For £3 per person, you can come along and enjoy the game at a more leisurely pace.                                                                                                                                                                 
Speedy Byers will be on hand from just after five o'clock to run his usual Monday evening goal-keeping sessions.  

And we will continue to run our usual weekly, Wednesday clubs for pre-school and primary school children.  They take place in the Arena on a Wednesday afternoon. 

On Thursday, the Community team will be taking the school programme to Shawhead Primary for an hour between one and two. And on Friday morning from 11am its the turn of St Ninians Primary.

From four o'clock on Friday afternoon, we will be running our weekly Girls Club which is aimed at younger females as we aim to encourage them to take part in the sport. 
That's all ahead of our match day Saturday.  The first team take on MORTON in a crucial Championship match at Palmerston.  The match sponsored by David Kellett kicks off at 3pm. James Kingan & Son are our gold ball sponsors this week.

The Community team will be holding their Saturday Club at the Arena from half past 12 until the end of the game. Kids have the opportunity to take part in a two hour coaching session, learning the game whilst having fun through football, before enjoying a provided packed lunch and taking in the game, under the supervision of some of of Under 20 squad.  At £10 per child (£8 if they have a Junior Blue ticket) it really is value for money and a great way for your child to spend a Saturday afternoon.   

Saturday will be special day for four youngsters; Eshan Davidson, Krishnan Davidson, Ben Miller & Aaron Lorimer who are all mascots and will lead the team out to face Morton.  

And the SLO chosen charity of the week for the Morton game is the South of Scotland Wildlife Hospital.  

Established by a local vet, representatives of the Barony College and parties interested in helping wildlife in November 1995, the hospital received charity status in February 1997 and officially opened in May that year.  The main aims of the charity are to rescue, rehabilitate and release our native wildlife, looking after animals who are taken to them by members of the public, the SSPCA and local veterinary practices.  

It is run solely on donations from members of the public and charitable organisations.  

The charity are always looking for volunteers, to volunteer you must be 15 years old or above and must have a keen interest in helping wildlife.  Experience is not necessary. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact them via email: [email protected] or our facebook page - South of Scotland wildlife hospital.