Archive for January, 2016

A Fan’s A Fan For A’ That

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

The Raith Trust hosted their second annual Burns’ Night at the Victoria Hotel in Kirkcaldy last Saturday.

Photo: Gosia Russell (c)

In the capacity crowd were Rovers manager, Ray McKinnon and coaches Laurie Ellis and Grant Johnston, Scottish actor and renowned Burns reader Tam Dean Burn (brother of the late Philip Burn, former Rovers player in the early 90s), along with special guests from the Kirkcaldy Foodbank, Roary Club parents and a whole host of Rovers fans, Burns fans and other weel kent faces.

The guests were treated to Rovers fan Derek Purvis performing the Address to The Haggis, The Selkirk Grace from Trust Chairman Alan Russell and the Haggis being piped in by none other than Roary Rover.

A fine Burns supper was had followed by a superb Immortal Memory from Tam Dean Burn followed up by a bumper raffle and auction from Trust Board members Steve Wallace & Steven Lawther. In between all of that Niall Russell interviewed both Ray McKinnon and Laurie Ellis about their time at the Rovers and their earlier careers.

A braw nicht was had by all and a 4 figure sum was raised for the Raith Trust funds which as ever will be invested back into Raith Rovers Football Club.

Plans are already afoot for next year’s event – don’t miss it!

RRFC Supporter-Director: Nominations Sought

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Raith-Rovers-Badge3Nominations for the position of Supporter-nominated Director are now being sought.

The role, which sees the successful candidate appointed to the board of the football club’s holding company, New Raith Rovers, may also lead to the person being appointed to the board of the football club. The position exists because of the ongoing collective investment that fans make through their supporters’ organisations.

The current Supporter–Director, David Wann, is stepping down from the role and not standing for re–election.

Nominations are sought from Raith Rovers supporters interested in fulfilling the role.

To carry out this role, candidates must be current adult members of any of the Raith Forum groups (Jim McMillan Club, 200 Club, Supporters Club, Rovers Down South and Raith Trust) OR a Raith Rovers FC season ticket holder (adults and Senior Citizens only).

After a consultation of Raith Rovers supporters in 2015 it was agreed that the criteria for both eligibility to stand as a candidate and vote in any election be extended to Raith Rovers adult season ticket holders as well as members of Raith Forum groups.

Nomination forms and details on the duties and responsibilities of the role can be requested by emailing:

secretary@raithtrust.org.uk

Nominations, seconded by two members of Raith Forum groups (Jim McMillan Club, 200 Club, Supporters Club, Rovers Down South and Raith Trust) OR a Raith Rovers FC season ticket holder (adults and Senior Citizens only), should be received no later than Sunday 7th February 2016.

In the event of more than one nomination being received an election will take place between Monday 8th February and Friday 26th February 2016.