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Forfar Athletic Football Club

Station Park, Carseview Road, Forfar, DD8 3BT

Telephone Numbers
Ground (01307) 463576
Secretary Home (01307) 464924
Secretary Mobile 07871165689


Admission Prices
Stand
Adults £13
Over 65’s and Under 17’s £7
Ground

Adults £12
Over 65’s and Under 17’s £6

Season Tickets
Stand
Adults £200
Senior Citizens (65 & over) £100 
Under 17’s £70  Under 12’s £30
Ground
Adults £190
Senior Citizens (65 & Over) £95
Under 17’s £70 Under 12’s £30

Chairman: Ken Stewart
Vice-Chairman: Ross Graham
Director/Secretary: David McGregor
Treasurer: Raymond Hutt

 Directors: Bob Charlton, Alastair Donald, Jim Farquhar, Ross Graham, Louise Huggan, Raymond Hutt, David McGregor,
Scott Murdie,
Alan Shepherd & Ken Stewart

 President: Jim Farquhar
Honorary Vice President: Neill Wilson

Club Doctor: TBC

Manager: Jim Weir
Assistant Manager: TBC
Coach: TBC

Club Therapists: Craig Reynolds and Lara Jordan

Team Captain: TBC           Club Captain: TBC

Groundsman/Kit Man: Martin Gray

 

Safety Officer & Disability Access Officer – Iain Reid – Telephone Number (01307) 464142

 

Housekeeper: Jane Fyfe

Programme Editor: Dave Barber
Programme Team: Christopher Coutts,
Kevin Brown, Lee Smith, David Potter, Barrie Stevens,Louise Huggan 
Club Photographer: Christopher Coutts

Club Honours
‘C’ Division Champions: 1948/49
2nd Division Champions: 1983/84
3rd Division Champions: 1994/95
2nd Division Play-Off Winners: 2009/10
Scottish Cup – Semi-Finalist 1981/82
Scottish League Cup – Semi-Finalists 1977/78
Forfarshire Cup Winners Eight Times
(1905/06, 1907/08, 1930/31, 1978/79, 1983/84,
1990/91, 1994/95 & 1997/98)

 


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Board / Directors

stewart kenKen Stewart – Chairman

Ken was appointed Chairman in May 2017 following the retirement of Alastair Donald from the post.

Ken joined the Board of Directors in June 2012 and is responsible for an overview on the clubs financial projects and wellbeing, organises match day sponsorship and the annual Golf Day plus maintains the clubs Share Register.

Ken is married to Christine and they have two married daughters and three grand children. They have lived in Forfar since 1996 moving into the area on his appointment as the local Bank of Scotland Branch Manger.

He has been interested in sport and football in particular all his life and can claim to have been an early but minor influence on a young Paul Sturrock having selected him to play for the house team at Pitlochry High School. Initial involvement with Forfar FC came through being the clubs Bank Manager and subsequently being appointed as a Trustee for the Forfar Athletic Trust.

Ken retired from front line Banking after 35 years and now runs a Business Advisory firm in the town and acts as Trustee and Non Executive Director to a number of organisations. Other interests surround Rotary, The Forfar Business Initiative and a mentoring role for school leavers considering a move into business.





graham rossDennis FentonRoss Graham - Vice-Chairman

After serving as a communicator in the Royal Navy including tours during the Gulf War in 1991 and the Yugoslavia/Bosnia conflict in 1992, Ross joined his father in setting up Graham Environmental Services Ltd on his release from the armed forces in 1993.

Graham Environmental Services which carry out a range of services including pest control, cleaning, fire extinguisher servicing and woodworm now employ 75 people throughout Scotland, and are previous winners of the “Excellence in Customer Service”, “Business Growth Award” and also “Overall Winners” of the Perthshire Business Star Awards. Ross is currently a Director and Vice President of the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce.

Ross is co-owner of The Old Cross Inn & Restaurant in Blairgowrie and has a property portfolio in East Perthshire.

Ross had two spells playing part time professional football with East Fife FC and can also count Arbroath, Brechin City and Montrose among his former clubs during his playing career. Ross coached the Forfar Under 17 Development squad at Station Park last season under the watchful eye of Youth team manager Barry Sellars and has also been a regular visitor to Station Park over the years as a supporter and sponsor of the club.

Ross was announced as the Vice-Chairman following Dennis Fenton's retirement in September 2017.


 

 

 

 



farquhar jimmyJim FarquharJim Farquhar - Club President
A well known face around the town of Forfar, retired businessman held the position of Vice-Chairman of the club since 2010 was appointed to the new position of Club President in April 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mcgregor davidDavid McGregorDavid McGregor - Match Secretary / Director
David first attended Forfar Athletic matches in the 1950s with his father, and it was an interest that would lead David into the roles of secretary of the club’s junior supporters club, before being appointing assistant secretary of the club itself in the 1970s. In 1983 David became a director of the club, and took up the post of secretary the following year – a post he holds to this very day.

Appointed as Vice-Chairman 1994, David served as Chairman from 1997 – stepping down in the summer of 2007. David also edited the clubs programme for 31 years, handing over responsibility in 2001.

Away from his duties at Station Park, David who retired in 2015 after 42 years employment at locally based Ramsay Ladders, for most of that period as Sales Manager,  shows a keen interest in Cricket and Bowls.

 

 

 

 

hutt raymondRaymond HuttRaymond Hutt - Treasurer / Director

Raymond joined the Board of Directors in May 2014 and is responsible for all things financial at the club.  He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and an Associate with James Hair & Co, CA in Cupar, Fife.

Raymond is married to Alison and they have one daughter and live in Ceres, Fife.

Raymond’s association with Forfar Athletic Football Club comes through his uncle, Billy Bennett, who played for the club from 1978 to 1989 and Raymond has kept an eye on their results ever since.

Raymond is an avid football and motor racing fan and also enjoys the odd round of golf at Ladybank GC where he is a member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Charlton - Director
Bob joined the board in January 2011 having spent quite a few years helping behind the scenes.Bob CharltonBob Charlton

Married to local girl Maureen and with 3 sons, Bob is originally from Kirriemuir, but has the Loons interests very much at heart.

Now retired, Bob spends most of his time either on the golf course, or more often helping with the day to day running of the much used new 3G pitch as well as involvement with match day hospitality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

donald alastairAlastair DonaldAlastair Donald - Director

 

Alastair became Chairman in May 2012 following the resignation of Neill Wilson.

Alastair is a well known businessman in the area and has been involved with the club since 2008. Previously Alastair has been involved with Forfar Farmington and has also been responsible for youth development at Forfar Athletic.

Alastair lives locally with his partner Paula and they have two girls Natalie and Courtney.

Alastair retired as Chairman in May 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Shepherd - Directorshepherd alanAlan Shepherd

Alan joined the board of Forfar Athletic Football Club in January 2011. Alan is married to Rhona and lives and works in Aberdeen; employed in the banking industry.

Alan has been involved behind the scenes at Station Park for a number of years. He started selling programmes, selling 50/50 tickets and has been an active member of the Supporters Club where he reached the position of vice-chairman.

On match days Alan can be seen helping to organise and work with hospitality guests.

Alan enjoys the family atmosphere at Station Park and hopes to carry on the, present and past, board members commitment to ensuring a successful football club in Forfar for years to come.

 



Louise Huggan - Director

Profile to follow.



 

Neill Wilson - Honorary Vice President

Neill Wilson & Dick CampbellNeill Wilson with Dick CampbellIn 2012, former Club Chairman Neill Wilson was conferred with Honorary Vice Presidency of the club in recognition of his sixteen years as a board member, ten of which were in the role of Vice Chairman, the latter five as Chairman. Neill who also played for the ‘Loons’ for a season in the late sixties under the stewardship of Jake Young said ‘he was very humbled by the honour.

Neill is still be around the Station Park scene, with his expertise being utilised on any building or re-furbishment projects in particular.   

Despite being retired Neill was very much involved in the 3G pitch project and new hospitality suite and 1984 Lounge.

 

 

 


weir jimJim Weir - Manager

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Biography to Follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stuart BalmerTBC - Assistant Manager

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Biography to Follow

 

 

 

 

 

Ian FlahertyTBC - Coach

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Biography to Follow

 

 

 

 

 

sellars barryBarry Sellars - Coach 

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Biography to Follow 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Martin Gray - Groundsman / Kit Supervisorgray_martin

Sponsor - Simon & Andrea Harvey, Wales

Martin is the clubs only full time employee, and he certainly lives up to his full time status!

From keeping the Station Park surface in pristine condition, to preparing the kit, and clambering on top of the enclosure in all weathers to retrieve errant balls – Martin is one of the clubs most valuable assets.

A product of the Club’s non-playing youth team (i.e a Ballboy!), Martin started helping the kitman clean the players boots in addition to his ballboy duties. Having learnt his trade as groundsman over the last 20 years or so, Martin has a groundkeeper qualification from Dundee College.

 
 

 

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