Open day at Gayfield

THE ANNUAL Arbroath FC open day for junior Lichties takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at Gayfield.

Youngsters are invited to the Low Common at 11 a.m. for training, where they will be put through their paces by the club’s head of youth Gavin Beith.

Then at 12.30 p.m., the children will make their way over to Gayfield and have the chance to train on the pitch with the players and the manager.

All young supporters are invited and there will refreshments provided courtesy of McDonalds, Westway Arbroath.

Meet the manager

TUTTIES Neuk are hosting a question and answer session with Arbroath manager Paul Sheerin after tomorrow’s (Saturday) pre-season friendly against Keith.

The evening will start around 5.30 p.m. and all supporters are welcome.

Bus to Elgin

TUTTIES Arbroath Supporters’ Club is running a bus to the Lichties’ Challenge Cup tie at Elgin on Saturday, July 28.

The bus will leave Tutties at 9.30 a.m. and there will be a small stop at Kintore.

Prices are £20 for non-members, £17 for members and £8 for children.

To book contact Carol at Tutties on 01241 873627.

Vics gear up for new season

ARBROATH Vics begin their preparations for the new season with a friendly at home to Aberdeen Parkvale tomorrow (Saturday). Kick-off is at 2.30 p.m.

Further friendlies arranged so far, all at home, are against Forfar Athletic Under 19s, Monday, July 23, kick-off at 7 p.m.; Newburgh, Saturday, July 28, kick-off 2.30 p.m. and Bankfoot Athletic, Saturday, August 4, kick-off 2.30 p.m.

Other midweek friendlies may be arranged before the season gets under way with a D.J. Laing League Cup fixture away to Blairgowrie on Saturday, August 11.

With league construction having been passed at the East Region annual general meeting, two teams will be promoted at the end of the season to the Premier League.

The remainder of the teams in the North Division will join forces with those based in Perthshire and North Fife in a newly constructed 16-team league.