Community grant for Lads’ Club

ARBROATH Lads’ Club are set to unveil their new portable floodlights on Thursday (October 18) which were purchased thanks to an Angus Council grant.

The club received £3,500 from the Angus Council Community Grant scheme towards to the cost of buying the eight lights.

They will allow all teams with the Lads’ Club to train outdoors at Arbroath Sports Centre even during the dark winter months.

Gavin Paterson from the club explained: “There is a lot of expense in going indoors for training during the winter so we looked into the lights and thought they would be a good idea.”

The Lads’ Club will also be holding an open training session on Thursday and anybody wanting to join in can attend the Sports Centre between 6 and 8 p.m.

Football

Cup came to town

LICHTIES’ fans were given the opportunity to get their hands on the Ramsdens Cup when it stopped off in Arbroath on Monday.

The cup was in the new Ramsdens store on High Street and supporters were able to pose with the trophy.

The visit of the cup was ahead of Arbroath’s semi-final in the competition with Queen of the South at Palmerston Park on Sunday.

The tie is the Gayfield men’s first national semi-final in over 50 years and kick-off is at 3 p.m.

In the Scottish Cup, which was drawn last week, Paul Sheerin’s side have been drawn against Inverurie LocoWorks.