Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 622856
Email : secretary@brechincityfc.com
www.brechincity.com

News - 26 April 2019

CLUB STATEMENT - By Brechin City FC

It goes without saying that the last 5 games have come as a huge disappointment to everyone associated with the Club. Towards the end of March it looked like we had turned the corner and that we were clawing our way back up the table only to now know that at best we will have play off fixtures to contend with. There is no doubt that the challenges we faced last season in the Championship took a massive toll on the Club both on and off the pitch and that we have battled all season with the hangover of the disappointments of season 2017/18.

That said, we still have everything to play for with two remaining league fixtures and then, hopefully, the play offs. We will do everything we can to maintain a League One position for next season.

Much has been said online about our current predicament and what needs to be done to change our fortunes. There is no magic wand to help us out over the closing stages of this season. Only the hard work and determination of the Manager, coaches and players can keep us in the league.

As for next season, yes changes are required. We have taken steps over the past couple of seasons to try and get more people involved with the inner workings of the Club. We have successfully set up a media working group that has proven to be invaluable over the course of the past two seasons. The stadium working group has also been of great help when repair and maintenance have been required at Glebe Park.

Our next plan is to form an events working group to rejuvenate our fund raising activities. All of the working groups together with the Supporters Club provide the opportunity for anyone who wants to help the club but does not have the time to fully commit to a full committee post. In addition The Brechin Community Football Trust is in the embryonic stages of development, in conjunction with other local clubs, organisations and key individuals a number of positive and progressive meetings have been held during the season to get this initiative off the ground.

As for the management committee itself, as most are aware the committee consists of eight volunteer members who are elected at an AGM for a three year term. The Club is owned by the season ticket holders who are the Club members. Each AGM in July provides the opportunity for any season ticket holder to stand for the committee. At this moment in time we expect committee vacancies to be available at this year's AGM for any season ticket holder who feels they can bring a skill or professional expertise to the Club and want to get involved. If any interested parties want to consider this further and would like more information then please contact any committee member.

So, it's now down to an end of season shoot out. We know it is a lot to ask after two harrowing seasons, however the game against Stenhousemuir on May 4th, when we also welcome former players such as Marc Millar, Harry Cairney, Sandy Ross, Ray Allan, Gordon Lees, Frankie Conway, Bobby Brown of the 1992/93 squad back to Glebe Park for a reunion - is one of the biggest we have faced for some time.

We would ask our fans and the town as a whole to give your support to the players as they battle to keep our club in League One.

Ken Ferguson
Chairman