For yet another year the cost of a Tayport FC season
ticket/membership price remains unchanged at £25 for adults and
£15 for children and senior citizens.
Last season Tayport FC had one of their best ever campaigns
to secure a place at the Junior game's top table. The last ever
Tayside league Championship was won in classic fashion on the
Canniepairt with the 3-0 win over Carnoustie making it a
tremendous finale to the season, the Concept Trophy, DJ Laing
league Cup, Findlay Cup, Herschell Trophy and Craig Stephen
Trophy, awarded to the regions top scoring club, already having
been won. In addition the club reached the semi-final of the OVD
Scottish Junior Cup, losing out 2-1 to eventual winners
As ever there will be changes for the new season, with Colin
McGlashan retiring and young keeper Duncan Bruce going full lime
with Dundee United. Roberto Morris has signed from Forfar
Athletic and there are likely to be other new faces before the
August 10th kick-off. As usual it has not been a lengthy break
for the players who finished on 12th June and resumed training
on the 10th of July.
The new season will be the biggest challenge to date for the
club, with the new Superleague providing the biggest league
stage yet. we are all anticipating an exciting eleven months.
We are delighted to have renewed major sponsorship
arrangements with Messrs. Scott & Fyfe, BRE Limited and
Tayside Lift Trucks. Also providing a major sponsorship this
season is Leuchars Glazing. Their support - and that of all
advertisers and sponsors - is very much appreciated. We are
currently in the throes of providing a new half-time hospitality
facility exclusive to members/season ticket holders. We hope to
have this ready for the early part of the season
The Tayside Junior FA will be no more after this season. A lot
of balls have hit the back of various nets in that time and John
Brown's page in the Friday's Tele could no doubt be filled for
months and months with anecdotes from the Junior during the past
three decades. We'll just have a quick summary here.
If successes were tallied up Tayport, despite featuring in
only the last dozen years in terms of cup and league wins, would
be top of the premier division, (see Below).
In 33 seasons 28 different clubs have won honours in 19
different competitions. The Cinderella club is Coupar Angus.
Despite entering 275 competitions in the period, Coupar failed
to get their name engraved on a trophy. Nine cups which were
contested at some point during the life of the Tayside Juniors
are no longer played for- Courier Cup, Telegraph Cup, Kiddie
Cup, PA Cup, Cream of the Barley Trophy, SRS Cup, Dryburgh Cup,
Tayside Regional League Cup, Winter Cup. Where re they all now
A number of clubs which formerly graced the Tayside scene
went defunct during this period including St Josephs, Balbeggie,
Hydro Dynamo, Crieff Earngrove, Aylth United, Stobswell, Dundee
Osborne, Forfar East End and Forfar Celtic.