Author: Civil Service Strollers

2024/25 Strips Launched

The players were back at Christie Gillies Park last night for the first training session of the new season.

Before heading out to the training pitch, Marc Laird, Ross Clarke, and Tom Findlay took time to model the new season strips – home (navy}, away (red), and third (white).

The strips were kindly provided by our partners, Bold Autos Ltd of Granton Road, Edinburgh. We can not thank them enough for their generous contribution. The top quality strips were produced in conjunction with Appin Sports,  and their logo will also appear on the match day version of the strip.

Just a reminder – that at the moment if you book your next MOT with Bold Autos you will receive a £10 discount if you quote the code: CIVIL when you book. Tel – 0131 538 1381,   E-mail – Boldautos@yahoo.com

Photos courtesy of Vlad at Vinephoto.

2024/25 Pre Season Friendlies Announced

The big kick off for the 2024/25 Lowland League gets ever closer with the announcement of our pre-season friendlies.

6 matches against top class teams await, including  SPFL League 2 Champions Stenhousemuir, League 2 neighbours Spartans, old foes Bonnyrigg and League 2 stalwarts Clyde. Add to that, The East of Scotland Premier League provides opposition via League runners up Musselburgh Athletic and League Cup finalists Haddington Athletic.

So get ready for the season along with us. We hope to see you soon!

New Assistant Manager

Marc Laird – Player/Assistant Manager

Marc Laird has been appointed as Gary Jardine’s right hand man for managerial duties. He will however continue as The Strollers midfield maestro for the foreseeable future.

Gary said :-

“With Pents stepping down, I’m delighted that Marc has agreed to step into the role as player/asst manager.

Having played at the top level in England for 15 years and then part time in Scotland as he changed his career, Marc has a wealth of experience and is widely respected, not only within our club but outside as well.

He’s the perfect role model to have at our club and will prove to be a great appointment, I’m sure!”

We wish Marc every success in his new role!

 

Shirt Sponsors – Bold Autos Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Bold Autos Ltd of Granton Road, Edinburgh will be our shirt sponsor for the 2024/25 and 25/26 seasons.

Not only will they supply the team with their complete home strip, but they have also agreed to supply  the away and third strips as well. It is a truly fantastic  show of generosity and support of a local team. We look forward to promoting Bold Autos Ltd with pride and working in partnership with them to enhance both our interests.

To mark the announcement, Bold Autos  are offering a £10 discount on MOTs.  To take advantage of this exclusive offer,  just quote the code : CIVIL when booking. Bold can be contacted via telephone  on 0131 538 1381 or email: boldautos@yahoo.com.

Hurry, though, as it may only be available for a limited time!

We look forward to unveiling the new strips, which will feature the  Bold Autos logo on the chest,  very soon!

 

Player News – 2024/25 Season

We are very pleased to be able to announce that the players shown below will continue as Strollers in next seasons Lowland League campaign. Great to have you with us lads!

Check back for further player news.

 

Euan Valentine

Tom Findlay

Mathew Shaw

Harry Girdwood

Ross Clarke

Callum Yeats

Marc Laird

Lewis Bushnell

Strollers Golf Day

Our Golf Day took place on Friday 10th May at The Royal Burgess GC. The weather and course were great. Nearly 50 competitors teed it up in the warm sunshine. The winning team being from Edinburgh Autos – J McCreadie – well done lads! (See main story pic, receiving their prizes from Keith Stewart -Sec)

Our thanks go to our organiser Stevie Stuart and his helpers Keith and Tam. Thanks also to The Burgess for their hospitality, including a lovely post Golf meal. Last thanks to all those who attended and contributed to the Club’s funds.

Photos from the day – below.