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Monday, 14th August 2017 5:07pm

Updated versions of SFA & SPFL guidelines and procedures have been received, reviewed and are currently being implemented. This is to ensure compliance in administration and matchday operations as the season commences.

The club is continuing to liaise with NLL on the logistical challenges for training and development league matches, as the outside pitch at Broadwood is being repaired.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 9:31am

The club received regulations for the forthcoming IRN-BRU Cup, with main difference being opportunity to use an additional substitute in extra-time (as per last season's Scottish Cup). Other points to note:-

Over Age Players

To play in a Colt Team in this Season's competition a Player must have been born on or after 1 January 1998. However, Colt Teams participating in the competition are permitted, but not obliged, to play a maximum of two Over Age Players. There is no upper age limit with regard to the Over Age Players.

Pricing

The Board Recommended Minimum Prices are now £10 and £5 for all matches in the Competition, excluding the Final.

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 9:19am

Governance sub group of the Board met yesterday as it continues work on an internal policy review, including a review of articles of association.

The operations group met this afternoon to review management of ongoing activity and preparations for the season ahead. This included relationship management of sponsors and matchday activity procedures.

Work is ongoing with commercial/income generation for season 2017-18, including securing match sponsors and corporate hospitality bookings.

The club is also working with NLL in order to rearrange training lets due to essential maintenance of the outside pitch.

Monday, 31st July 2017 5:39pm

Club captain Kevin Nicoll was on duty today as he attended the annual club captain photocall at Hampden this afternoon.
This is an event that clubs are contractually obliged to deliver for SPFL sponsors Ladbrokes, but it also serves to produce coverage for the League in the run up to the new season.

Monday, 24th July 2017 3:25pm

The club was represented at the SPFL AGM at Hampden this morning. This formal meeting confirmed some 'tidying up' amendments to league rules and some additional measures in regards to national minimum wage and financial fair play. In addition to this, divisional representatives were also elected to the SPFL management committee.
The meeting was concluded with a presentation by SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster, as he looked ahead to season 2017-18.

Sunday, 23rd July 2017 2:31pm

A brief summary of some of the activity that took place this week:

Operations
Regular monthly update on operational matters. Issues included confirming training arrangements in absence of usual venue due to essential maintenance and further work in regard to the SFA audit.

NLL
Regular operational meeting held with NLL regarding all stadium matters.

Commercial
Contact ongoing with potential sponsors including website, match, match ball and programme advertising.

Events
Venue and arrangements being finalised for the Sportsmans Dinner and the 2018 Awards Evening.

Thursday, 20th July 2017 11:56am

A meeting was held yesterday by Community Foundation Trustees to oversee current work and how the Foundation can develop further.
Awaiting the outcome of two funding bids for additional work in local area. A proposal to the club was developed regarding increasing partnership working at Broadwood.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017 6:59pm

A response with regards to the SPFLs proposal for the introduction of Colt Teams in Season 2018-19 has been completed, expressing our lack of support, and sent to the League 1/2 Divisional Representative.

Tuesday, 27th June 2017 5:29pm

The club was in discussion today with all Cup opponents, to finalise admission details. These will be published on the homepage soon.

Monday, 26th June 2017 3:59pm

A meeting was held with the Community Foundation to receive update on current activity, in lieu of summer programme and new funding streams coming online in autumn which will allow additional activities to take place.

A meeting was also held with NLL to discuss a range of operational matters, including arrangements for the pre-season matches at Broadwood.

Away shirt sponsorship has been confirmed and a sample top is being prepared for SPFL approval ahead of the 30th June deadline.

Preparation has been completed for this evening's Club Board meeting at Broadwood completed. There will be updates regarding first team, player budget and other operational issues.

Season tickets are soon to go to print, for orders to be taken at Airdrie and Raith Rovers games at Broadwood. Season books will be available for collection at Annan and Dumbarton games in the Betfred Cup.