Archive for December, 2015

Raith Trust Burns Night – Saturday 23rd January 2016

Monday, December 21st, 2015


The Raith Trust are delighted to announce the return of their popular Burns Night fundraiser.

Last year’s sold out event saw almost 150 attendees enjoy a great night of Burns with the traditional Burns Night Haggis, mixed with some great words from Val McDermid and a great Q&A session with Jock McStay and Frank Connor and raised over £2,000 in funds which go to support Raith Rovers Football Club.

The 2016 Raith Trust Burns Night will take place on Saturday 23rd January at a different venue, the Victoria Hotel in Kirkcaldy.

Tam Dean Burn, renowned actor and writer has been confirmed as a speaker and there will be more to be confirmed and announced shortly.

There will be a 3 course Burns Night meal, the Big Burns Night Raffle, Auction, and many familiar faces reading Burns favourite poems.

Tickets cost £25 per person, with a £5 discount for Raith Trust members, and anyone wishing to book a table of ten, will be able to book a table for £200 – a £50 saving. Please note that we can only offer one of these savings with any purchase.

Tickets can be bought through the following methods…

Online – http://raithburns.brownpapertickets.com

At the Raith Trust table in the South Stand concourse before the matches v Alloa (26th December) and the cup tie v Hibs (9th January)

All other queries should be directed to events@raithtrust.org.uk

Scottish Football Partnership announces support for Raith Rovers Community Foundation

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

The Scottish Football Partnership today announced its support for the Raith Rovers Community Foundation. The initiatives it will support include:

  • a partnership with local schools to offer primary school children the opportunity to access football coaching and fun football in a safe and structured environment
  • the “Kick-Off” Health Initiative, which will encourage people from 20-50 to get fit and learn about general well-being and healthy eating
  • a keep fit class for young, isolated parents in partnership with local Health Visitors and Fife Council’s Community Learning and Development service
  • a joint project with local High School and Fife Council to deliver a programme for students in S2 and S3 to help improve their self-confidence and communication skills

DSC_0144Over the years, many people have asked what it means to be a “community football club”, and there is no better demonstration of what this means than these projects. Raith Rovers doesn’t merely exist within the local community, it plays an active role in improving people’s lives in this community.

More information on these initiatives can be found at http://www.thescottishfootballpartnership.com/sfp-community-initiative-raith-rovers-community-foundation/

League Cup re-vamp… what do you think?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Earlier this week it was announced that the League Cup will be restructured to include a group stage before the beginning of the league season, bonus points for penalty shoot-out victories, and a winter break for the top tier clubs (and potentially for clubs in the divisions below).

Read the BBC website article for more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35031970

We would be keen to hear your opinions on these changes, let us know what you think.

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