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The winner of June 2016 Platinum Club is Irene Morrison with number 179! Well done Irene! 

June 2016 Platinum Club Winners:

£1000    Ball 179    Irene Morrison

£500      Ball 153    Ian Thain

£200      Ball 50      Alan S Buchan

£100      Ball 140    Carole Sparks

 

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IRN-BRU ADDS FIZZ TO REVAMPED SCOTTISH CHALLENGE CUP

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, TEAMS FROM SCOTLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND WILL GO HEAD-TO-HEAD TO LIFT THE RENAMED IRN-BRU CUP

 

IRN-BRU, Scotland’s other national drink, has today (Thursday 9th June) agreed the biggest signing of the summer as it was unveiled as the new headline sponsor of the revamped Scottish Challenge Cup – which will be renamed the IRN-BRU Cup.

 

Following a decade of support for Scottish football, IRN-BRU’s long-standing backing of the beautiful game will continue, with a three-year sponsorship of the Cup which this season also celebrates a fresh and exciting new format.

 

As revealed yesterday, the new cup competition has been given extra fizz for the forthcoming 2016/17 season with the introduction of two teams each from the Welsh Premier League and Northern Ireland Football League with teams from the Highland and Lowland Leagues (four each) and all Ladbrokes Premiership under 20 teams (12) also joining to compete for the first ever national IRN-BRU Cup.

 

Adrian Troy, Head of Marketing at IRN-BRU, said: “We are very excited about the new IRN-BRU Cup format and the opening up of the competition cross border – bringing more of the home nations in!

 

“After a ten-year relationship with Scottish football, we are proud to announce our continued support by signing as the new title sponsor of the IRN-BRU Cup.

SPFL ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF SCOTTISH CHALLENGE CUP WITH NEW TEAMS AND BROADCAST PARTNERS

 

-New format welcomes 54 clubs including Highland League, Lowland League, Ladbrokes Premiership u20s, Welsh Premier League and Northern Ireland Football League-

 

The Scottish Challenge Cup is being expanded in season 2016/17 with the introduction of additional clubs from the Highland and Lowland Leagues, all Ladbrokes Premiership u20 teams and two representatives each from the Welsh Premier League and Northern Ireland Football League.

 

They will join the 30 Ladbrokes Championship, League 1 and League 2 teams to give an overall total of 54 competing in the exciting new competition format across seven rounds, with the majority of fixtures taking place during international weekend breaks.

 

In addition to the continued support from longstanding competition broadcaster BBC ALBA, the SPFL has also secured new broadcast deals with S4C and Premier Sports to cover selected fixtures live during next year’s Scottish Challenge Cup.

 

The competition’s new format was devised and approved by the SPFL Board and UEFA following recommendations made by the SPFL Competitions Working Group, which comprises representatives of member clubs across the leagues.

 

Neil Doncaster, SPFL Chief Executive, said: “This is another exciting day for Scottish football with the announcement of this exciting new format of the Scottish Challenge Cup demonstrating further innovation and forward-thinking for the game in this country.

 

“The introduction of Ladbrokes Premiership u20 teams will give young players a taste of competitive football at senior level, while extending the number of Highland and Lowland League clubs taking part further strengthens the pyramid system and their place within Scottish professional football.

 

“We are also very pleased to be supported by UEFA in delivering an element of cross-border competition through the invitation to our colleagues in Northern Ireland and Wales which brings a completely new dimension to the Challenge Cup and the levels of excitement and interest in it.”

 

The Scottish Challenge Cup was established for season 1990/91 to mark the Scottish Football League’s centenary and has been run every year since (with the exception of 1998/99).

A snapshot of the new format for the 2016/17 Scottish Challenge Cup is as follows:

  • Round 1 (August) – 28 teams: 12 x Ladbrokes Premiership u20 teams, 8 x Ladbrokes League 2 teams, 4 x Highland League teams, 4 x Lowland League teams

  • Round 2 (August) – 24 teams: 14 x Round 1 winners, remaining 2 x Ladbrokes League 2 teams, 8 x Ladbrokes League 1 teams

  • Round 3 (September) – 24 teams: 12 x Round 2 winners, 10 x Ladbrokes Championship teams, remaining 2 x Ladbrokes League 1 teams

  • Round 4 (October) – 16 teams: 12 x Round 3 winners, 2 x Northern Ireland Football League teams, 2 x Welsh Premier League teams

  • Quarter-finals (November): 8 x winners from Round 4

  • Semi-finals (February): 4 x winners from Quarter-finals

  • Final (March): 2 x winners from Semi-finals

Draws will be regionalised throughout the competition, and seeded from Rounds 1-3 only. During Rounds 1-3 inclusive up to two matches per round will be shown live (one by BBC ALBA and one by Premier Sports) with a number of options available to all three broadcasters from Round 4 onwards (at which stage BBC ALBA, S4C and Premier Sports will all show live matches).

Alan Esslemont, Head Of Content at BBC ALBA, said: “BBC ALBA’s coverage of the Challenge Cup since 2008 has proved extremely popular with viewers and the addition of clubs from Northern Ireland and Wales from next season will undoubtedly add to the excitement of the tournament. We are pleased that BBC ALBA will be continuing to provide live coverage at a time when new cross-border rivalries will be formed and when there will be interest from football fans across Scotland in this innovative new format.”

 

Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions, said: “We are both really delighted and excited to have two Welsh representatives included in this competition for the 2016/17 season. We are confident that this new format will generate a great deal of interest from Welsh football fans and we believe that the quality of the clubs in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League will be showcased for all to see. We would like to thank the SPFL and the Scottish FA for their vision, their invitation and their cooperation and we hope that this is the start of something quite special for all parties and especially the Welsh clubs concerned.”

 

Andrew Johnston, Northern Ireland Football League Managing Director, said: “The NI Football League is delighted that two of our member clubs will participate in this competition next season and I have no doubt that it will prove to be a success both on and off the pitch.  It will provide a different kind of challenge for all clubs, and is a great opportunity to showcase the product on offer in the NIFL to a wider audience.”

 

Sue Butler, S4C Sport Content Commissioner, said: “As the broadcast partner of the FAW for the Dafabet Welsh Premier League, S4C are delighted to be part of this exciting cross border initiative.  At an exciting time for Welsh football on both a domestic and national level, we look forward to following the Welsh teams’ progress in the Scottish Challenge Cup against new teams and in new locations.”

 

Richard Webb, Director of Operations at Premier Sports, commented: “We are thrilled to be involved in the Cup and complement the existing television agreement with additional coverage. We congratulate the foresight of those tasked with making the new competition a reality and we believe the revised format will make for some very interesting fixtures with the added spice of cross border and SPFL U20 club participation.”   

The winner of May 2016 Platinum Club is Jamie Redman with number 99! Well done Jamie! 

 

Platinum Club Winners May 2016

£500 – Jamie Redman (99)

£200 – Mark Clyne (110)

£100 – Elaine Grant (184)

 

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Fri 20 May 2016

Fixtures for 2017/18

The SPFL can confirm that the announcement of fixtures for the 2016/17 Ladbrokes Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2 seasons is scheduled to take place on Friday 17 June.

BETFRED BACKS SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP AS SPFL SECURES LATEST COMPETITION SPONSOR


-Leading UK bookmaking firm signs three-year-deal to be title sponsor of ‘The Betfred Cup’, starting in season 2016/17 with exciting new format and up to 13 games shown live on BT Sport-


The SPFL has today confirmed that blue-chip UK bookmaking company Betfred has agreed a three-year deal to become the exclusive title sponsor of the Scottish League Cup; The Betfred Cup.


The agreement represents another significant investment into Scottish football with Betfred assuming its rights ahead of the start of the 2016/17 competition this July, which involves an exciting new format and up to 13 matches shown live on BT Sport.
Betfred, established in 1967 but which has since grown to a 1,400 betting shop and vast online business, has a strong pedigree of sporting sponsorships including existing agreements with the World Snooker Championship and a number of UK racecourses.
SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “On behalf of the SPFL I’d like to offer a very warm welcome to everyone at Betfred as new title sponsors of The Betfred Cup and the latest major brand to support Scottish football. We’re absolutely thrilled to have them on board for what is another significant vote of confidence – and investment – in the game.
“The exciting new format for next season’s Betfred Cup has truly captured the imagination of supporters, clubs and media, as well as our broadcast partner BT Sport and now Betfred. By building on our strong points and proud heritage as well as daring to be a little bit different we have shown Scottish football’s enduring popularity and growing reputation for innovation.
“We know Betfred share in our ambitious vision and we are really looking forward to working with them to bring this proud and popular competition to life for the benefit of Scottish football supporters across the country.”
Betfred chief executive John Haddock added: “We are very pleased to become sponsors of the Scottish League Cup at the inception of its new and exciting format. The SPFL have shown us great enthusiasm and we look forward to a continued and successful relationship.”
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is looking forward to deepening its connection with Scottish football through our exclusively live coverage of the competition from mid-July. BT Sport is going to be the place to head to for Scottish football fans seeking live football this summer.”

 


Issued on behalf of the SPFL by The Big Partnership. For more information, please contact:
Brian Welsh / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0141 333 9585 / 07976 456765



It's round 2 of the play off tomorrow as we travel to Somerset Park.
Will you be taking the trip down?
Entry prices are:
• Adult -£10
• OAPs/u16 - £5

Peterhead will play Ayr United at home on Tuesday the 3rd May, KO 8pm.

The ticket office will be open from 6pm, normal ticket prices apply.

Peterhead forward Andy Rodgers is certainly no stranger to an aerial challenge, but off the field he's preparing to embark on his toughest one yet.

That's because he has lent his support to The Hollie Taylor Fund, and will be taking to the skies on the 24th of July to dive from a plane -- that is two miles high!

The Hollie Taylor Fund is a specially named fund of the Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group, and all donations will go towards research into a rare childhood cancer known as Malignant Rhabdoid Tumours. Holly Taylor was just a year old when she was diagnosed, and her mother Elaine McDowall - as well as Scot Buist - will be diving alongside Andy.

Ahead of the event, Andy is looking for sponsors and has promised that there will be an added twist if the response is strong: he's thinking about completing the skydive in a tutu!

The fundraiser is off to a strong start and has already passed into three figures. Any and all donations are gratefully received and there is still plenty of time to show your support. If you would like to donate to Andy's cause, you can do so here.

PLATINUM CLUB APRIL WINNERS,
£500 - Shane Sutherland (98)
£200 - Alex Strachan (4)
£100 - Graeme Smith (117)

PETROFAC CUP FINAL

RANGERS FC V PETERHEAD FC

THE NATIONAL STADIUM, HAMPDEN

SUNDAY 10 APRIL 2016

 

* PLEASE NOTE BALMOOR CAR PARK WILL BE CLOSED ON THE MORNING OF SUNDAY THE 10TH APRIL*

People attending events at Hampden Park should be aware that the area around the stadium is mainly residential with very limited parking for private cars.

On event days, Police Scotland would advise people to use public transport to get to the stadium if not travelling by organised coaches/buses.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Detail with regard to getting to and from the stadium can be found on the following websites:

Hampden Park:

http://www.hampdenpark.co.uk/visitor-information/public-transport.html

 

First Scotrail:

Additional carriages and services run both pre and post-event, with Mount Florida and Kings Park train stations being a short walk from the stadium.

http://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-and-routes

First Bus:

Provides transport to the stadium from Glasgow City Centre and surrounding areas.

http://www.firstgroup.com/journey-planner

PRIVATE CAR

If you do take the car, please be aware of Glasgow City Council Parking Controls – Event Day Parking Zone - which affects streets near to Hampden Stadium and will come into force during relevant, well attended events:

http://www.cityparkingglasgow.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=2155

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7270

The Queens Park Recreation Ground, Queens Drive, Glasgow, may be available for parking of private vehicles at a cost (subject to a pre-match day inspection).

COACHES

These are the Police Scotland recommended routes for patrons attending this event. Any deviation from these routes may resort in increased traffic congestion adding to your inconvenience.

PRE-EVENT ROUTES FOR RANGERS SUPPORTERS APPROACHING THE WEST OF THE STADIUM

M8 Westbound: Exit the M8 at Junction 22 and join the M77. Leave the M77 at Junction 1, Dumbreck Road, turn left onto Dumbreck Road and continue until the junction with Titwood Road (high vehicles such as double deck buses – turn right, Haggs Road, turn left Shawmoss Road, turn right Titwood Road) continue Titwood Road. Turn right onto Minard Road, continue onto Langside Avenue to the roundabout (Monument). Take the second exit at the roundabout onto Battlefield Road, continue on Battlefield Road to the first traffic light junction and bear right remaining on Battlefield Road to the ‘T’ junction with Cathcart Road.  Turn left onto Cathcart Road and take the immediate right onto Letherby Drive, where your coach will be directed to park. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass should utilise on street parking where available.

M80 Southbound: Join M8 Westbound and continue as above.

M74 Northbound: Continue from the M74 onto the M73 and thereafter onto the M8 Westbound and continue as above.

M8 Eastbound: Exit at Junction 24, Helen Street, turn left onto Helen Street, continue to the roundabout and turn right onto Edmiston Drive at the next roundabout turn right onto Broomloan Road, continue through the junction onto Dumbreck Road and continue as above.

A77/M77 Northbound: Exit at Junction 1, Dumbreck Road, turn right and continue as above.

POST-EVENT ROUTES EXITING FROM THE WEST OF THE STADIUM

 

After the event, vehicles should follow the reverse of the above routes where possible.


PRE-EVENT ROUTES FOR PETERHEAD AND RANGERS SUPPORTERS APPROACHING THE EAST OF THE STADIUM

M74 Northbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn left onto Polmadie Road, continue to junction with Aikenhead Road, continue south onto Aikenhead Road, stay in the right hand lane and continue through the junction with Prospecthill Road where your coach will be directed to park in the ‘purple car park’ on the right. A car park pass will be required for entry; those without a pass will be directed to park on Calder Street after exiting the M74.

M74 Southbound: Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie). Turn right onto Polmadie Road and follow the above route.

M80 Southbound: Exit towards M73 Junction 3 (Mollinsburn) and continue south. At Junction 1 join the M74 north and follow the above route.

M8 Eastbound: Continue on the M8 to junction 1 of the M74, (offside lane). Exit the M74 at Junction 1A (Polmadie) and follow the above route.

A8 Westbound: Continue onto the M8 to Junction 8 (Baillieston) and join the M73 southbound. Thereafter take the offside lane to join the M74 and follow the above route.

POST-EVENT ROUTES EXITING THE EAST OF THE STADIUM

After the event, vehicles travelling via the M74 northbound should follow the reverse of the above routes where possible.

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE FUTURE OF SCOTTISH FOOTBALL

 

Supporters Direct Scotland in partnership with the Scottish FA and supported by the SPFL are pleased to launch the Scottish Football Supporters Survey 2016 – designed to give supporters across the country their say on the big issues affecting the national game.

This year’s survey is expected to engage tens of thousands of supporters, with clubs supporting the call to ask fans, “What’s the view from where you sit?”

Since its inception, the Scottish Football Supporters Survey has helped shape strategy and facilitate change at all levels of the game.

Your feedback is essential in the next stage of supporter engagement and to help provide a better fan experience whether supporting your club or country.

Already, your views have been taken on board and helped achieve the implementation of innovations such as:

  • The creation of a single league body, the SPFL
  • The creation of the Premiership Play-Offs
  • The appointment of SDS and other independent groups (Players, Coaches and Referee Representatives) to the Scottish FA Congress
  • The reformatting of the League Cup

In addition, the survey feedback has also enhanced the debate on the fixture calendar, pricing strategy, barriers to attendance, alcohol in football and fan engagement and ownership models.

Have your say on the future of Scottish football and you could win tickets to Scotland’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Hampden (8 October 2016)

How will your views count?

  • We’ll publish the full survey results in a comprehensive format
  • Supporters Direct Scotland will identify key “supporter asks”
  • These will be presented to the Scottish FA Congress’ July meeting
  • Supporters Direct will report on the progress of the “supporter asks” in July 2017

CLICK HERE TO TAKE PART IN THE SURVEY  

(THIS SHOULD LINK TO: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/viewfromyourseat)

 

Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive stressed the importance of the annual survey.

He said: “We are delighted to work in partnership with the SPFL and SDS to launch this year’s Scottish Football Supporters Survey. The Scottish FA is committed to improving the game at all levels and the feedback from the fans – the lifeblood of the game – is important in shaping our plans for the future.”

 

Head of Supporters Direct Scotland, Andrew Jenkin explained that the survey is part of a process to continue to deliver change.

“As an organisation, Supporters Direct Scotland, plays a vital role in influencing key issues for supporters in Scottish football,” he added.

“This year we are more ambitious than ever before and plan to present the findings to all supporters, and then identify the key “supporter asks” we think Scottish football as a whole should focus on. Our aim is to be collaborative, to represent supporter views clearly, and to work with governing bodies & clubs to deliver ongoing change.”

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster added that the survey provides a valuable opportunity for the league governing body to reflect on the views of supporters across the country.

“The SPFL welcomes this survey and the opportunity it provides to hear and take on board the views of Scottish football supporters around the issues of most interest and concern to them,” he said.

 

SD2016 Peterhead

PLATINUM CLUB WINNERS MARCH 2016

£1000- (157) LEAH JAMIESON HALL

£500- (88) RYAN STRACHAN

£200- (59) SANDRA LAWRENCE

£100- (90) KEVIN DZIERZAWSKI

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL !!

The Championship/League One 

Play-Off Competition Format 2015-16

 

The Club occupying position 9 in the Championship  will play the Club occupying position 4 in League One on a home and away knock-out basis. The Club occupying position 9 in the Championship  will play the second leg at Home;

The Club occupying position 2 in League One  will play the

Club occupying position 3 in League One  on a home and away knock-out basis. The Club occupying position 2 in League One  will play the second leg at Home.

The winners of the ties between the Club occupying position 9 in the

Championship and the Club occupying position 4 in League One and

between the Club occupying position 2 in League One and the Club

occupying position 3 in League One will play against each other on a home

and away knock-out basis in the final tie of the Championship/League One Play-Off Competition.

The Club occupying the highest League position at the end of the Season will play the second leg of final tie of the Championship/League One Play-Off Competition at home.

 

 

Wed 4th  May               Championship  play-off  semi-finals, 1st leg
Sat 7th May                  Championship  play-off  semi-finals, 2nd leg
Wed 11th May              Championship  play-off  final, 1st leg
Sunday 15th May        Championship  play-off  final, 2nd leg

Mon 07 Mar 2016

Billy Weir

All at Peterhead Fc were saddened to hear that Billy Weir passed away on Saturday 5th March.

Billy was a star striker with Peterhead Fc in the 1960’s and thought by many to be the best player to ever play for the club.

Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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