New six-a-side league

A NEW six-a-side community football initiative will kick off at Arbroath Sports Centre on May 14 and organisers are appealing for local teams to register ahead of the big kick-off.

The inaugural 14-week season will run every Monday between 7.15 and 9.15 p.m. on the 3G Astroturf pitch and there is space available for up to 12 teams to take part with six places already reserved by registered teams.

The initiative will be affiliated through the Scottish Amateur FA with qualified referees officiating all matches which last 40 minutes, enough time to work up a good sweat.

There is no entry or registration fee and teams are able to use flexible squads throughout the season.

Top quality individual trophies will be given to winners and runners-up whilst there is also a top goalscorer award.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact 07854 848407 or visit the website www.communityfootball.net to register online.

Cricket

Kwik Cricket is back

ARBROATH United will be resuming Kwik Cricket on Friday, May 4 between 6.15 and 8 p.m at Lochlands for all primary school aged children.

There will also be a kinder group for children aged four and over.

Children can go along next Friday where forms will be available along with fees and parents are welcome to stay.

For more information contact Paul Elliot on 012441 876448 or Fraser Burnett on 01241 871503.

Running

Marathon efforts

FOUR Footers represented the club at the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday. Conditions were cool at the start, but the sun came out making it rather uncomfortable.

Times were: Alan McDonald, 3.06.05; Beth Christie, 3.56.02; Tina Fowler, 4.27.06 (PB); and Mary Towns, 4.28.49 (PB).

Nearer to home at the Angus Half-marathon at Monikie, Tracey Paterson was third in a personal best time of 1.33.21. Gillian Sangster was second veteran in 1.36.06.