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A Happy New Year to all our fans and I hope you all had a good Christmas.

As we approach 2022, I felt it was only right that we reflect on a turbulent last 12 months.

Over the last year we have had many challenges due to COVID-19 and an unusually high number of injuries to players which led to a poor first half of the season and the club parting company with manager Darren Young.

Stevie Crawford has come in and I know already that he's working flat out every day to improve things at the club, and we hope he will be able to turn our results around very soon. We also welcomed Greig McDonald back to the club as Stevie's assistant as well as the addition of coach Paul Thomson to the backroom staff.

I would like to pay a special tribute to my staff at Bayview, they have been magnificent from the start of the pandemic to now with all the hard work they all do. From the volunteers to the Directors, all have played their part in keeping the club running through these difficult times. I assure you we will do all we can to improve our league position in the coming months and hope that we all get back to some semblance of normality soon.

Our thanks must also go to all our sponsors for their continued support throughout 2021, and to everyone at Fifers for the Community and East Fife Community Football Club for their hard work in keeping our local youngsters training and using Bayview.

We also reflect on all those we have lost throughout the year. The loss of our colleagues Ken Henderson, Tom Irvine and Ian Cook has hit everyone at club hard and we miss them all dearly. We, as a club, have also lost too many friends who were lifelong supporters, and our thoughts go out to all who have lost family and friends during another very difficult year.

As always thank you for your continued support of East Fife Football Club.

Yours in sport,

Jim Stevenson

Chairman