A Happy New Year to all from Gytes Gossip!
Tennent’s National League Division 2
The 1st XV - sponsored by Stobo Health Spa - face GHK on Saturday 5th January. This fixture was previously called off on 15th December and is due to be replayed at the Gytes - kick off is at 3:00pm.
With no formal match sponsor this match is being supported, via a meal deal, by a number of ex-captains, presidents, committee members and players who will enjoy an excellent lunch in the Eastgate clubroom before heading down to the match itself.
The deal, which is open to all fans, costs £20 for a 2 course lunch with drinks and includes match entry – contact Jim Currie on 07742 919694 or Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 to book your place. As usual the lady volunteers will be at the dressing room end of the ground with their soup, hot and cold drinks, and delicious home baking – much appreciated by the home and visiting support alike.
Peebles Reds - sponsored by The Crown Hotel Peebles - have another blank Saturday – their postponed match against Ferry Road Wanderers not due to be played until 13th April.
Colts - On Saturday 5th January the Colts have a home fixture against Jed Thistle in the Border Semi-Junior League at Hay Lodge Park - kick off for Colts fans is 2:00pm. Just before Christmas the Colts travelled down to Corbridge to play Tynedale – unfortunately losing by 29 – 12.
Piranhas News - Wipe away the festive pounds and keep at least one of your New Year Resolutions by jogging to Piranha practice on Sunday.
Wheatgrass & Pumpernickel smoothie availability at Haylodge and High School is still to be confirmed I'm afraid, so best bring your own - which ties into the money saving resolution, so its Win:Win.
Alternatively, just drop the kids off as per normal. It’s at the High School for those who were there before Christmas, and Hay Lodge for those who have been training there. Same times as before too.
A couple of year group coaches have yet to confirm their availability for 6th Jan, so, check your Piranhas email or Facebook page for confirmations and changes.
And a Happy New Year to all Piranhas, coaches and supporters!
Club Business & Events
Memberships – Members are reminded that subscriptions are now very overdue for those who are yet to pay – payment methods can be found on the club website or the club noticeboard.
New Year’s Honours – Gytes Gossip sends warmest congratulations to Club Fixture and Referee Secretary Allan Beveridge, and his close friend Davy Turnbull, who for a number of years acted as a liason with visiting clubs to get their team list into the match program, both of whom were awarded British Empire Medals in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to the community in Tweeddale in recognition of their over 40 years of service as joint secretaries of the Beltane Festival Committee.
Staff Wanted - Bar staff wanted - mostly weekend work just when needed. Also the club is looking for a couple of kitchen people again mostly weekend work and just when needed. Contact Andrew Shortreed on 07772834483 for more details.
Updated 10:24 - 9 Jan 2019 by BEN GLASGOW