The uptake in our 120th Anniversary strip has been a huge success with over 400 name spaces being purchased by you, our loyal fans.
Unfortunately, despite being given assurances, Joma Europe has now informed us that they will now not be in a position to manufacture this bespoke strip. To say we are unhappy with this, is an understatement!
However, after extensive negotiations, we are delighted to announce that the Italian manufacturer Erreá have agreed to be our home kit supplier for season 2023/24, including the manufacture & supply of our anniversary home shirt.
As you will see from the latest mock up, the fundamental design of the strip remains the same, however the names will now be embedded horizontally across both the black AND gold stripes.
The reason for this is quite simple. Due to the incredible demand for spaces, Erreá expressed concern that on the smaller sizes of tops, some of the names may be omitted or in a font so small they would be illegible. Additionally, this change means each name will appear on each strip at least twice and the font size can be maintained even on the smaller child sizes.
Our kit partners, Football Nation, have already adjusted the sizes, where required, on all previously ordered strips to account for the change in manufacturer. We are hopeful that by using a European-based manufacturer, the strips could now be available in early August.
We are sure you will find the new design to be an exciting addition to the range of anniversary merchandise about to be launched and we thank you in advance for your understanding in something that has been out of our control.
We have been drawn in Group G for the 2023/24 Viaplay cup alongside Motherwell, Wueen's Park, Queen of the South and Elgin City.
The injury Sam suffered early on in the 2nd leg of our playoff semi-final match against Clyde has been scanned and assessed by a specialist. Unfortunately, it has now been confirmed that Sam has suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) which will require surgery to fix, and he is scheduled to undergo an operation in a few weeks.
Regrettably, this injury means Sam will be unable to play football or work in his day job as a coach for a significant period of time.
Our popular fan podcast, Glory Days of Gold, have kindly agreed to start a GoFundMe page to provide a little help with both the cost of the procedure and Sam’s loss of income as a result of this injury.
The club and our Physio Jeb Spink will continue to support Sam through his rehabilitation and look forward to seeing him back playing football in the future.
For anyone wishing to contribute to the GoFundMe page can do so here.
Here is last week's lucky Goldmine Jackpot Winner John Bease being congratulated by our Goldmine ticket collector David Graham.
The other pictures are how he picked his numbers!!
The jackpot was £4,750. Well done John!
We’re pleased to announce that season tickets for our 2023/24 campaign are now on sale.
Season tickets are valid for all 18 of our home League 2 matches this season and those purchasing their tickets before Friday 7th July will also be able to take advantage of our early bird offer. Existing season ticket holders have until Friday 7th July to retain their seats from last season.
We are delighted to confirm that once again all East Fife Community Football Club members under 16 years old, will be entitled to free admission to all SPFL League Two games at the MGM Timber Bayview Stadium when accompanied by an adult, or as part of an organised group, for the whole of season 2023/24. This proved to be a huge success last season and we hope to see you all again this year.
Tickets can be purchased online here or by contacting the club office on 01333 426323. Existing season ticket holders will be required to enter their email address to access their reserved seats when renewing online. Please contact the club office directly if you wish to change your seat or pay by instalments.
Please note, those purchasing concession or age-discounted season tickets may be asked for proof of age/disability.
We’re delighted to welcome Nathan Austin back to the club on a 2-year deal from Kelty Hearts.
Fash originally joined the club in summer of 2013 from Leven United and went on to score 43 goals in 107 appearances over 3 seasons. He was voted PFA League 2 Player of the Year during our 2015/16 Championship winning season before spending a year and a half in the Championship with Falkirk, then moving on to Inverness before joining Kelty Hearts in May 2019.
A brief loan spell back at Bayview during the covid interrupted 2020/21 season saw him take his East Fife tally to 44 goals in 100 appearances before returning to Kelty to help them win back-to-back promotions in 2020/21 & 2021/22, finishing the season as top goal scorer in League 2 last season and being named in the team of the season.
Manager Greig McDonald: “We’re delighted to bring Fash back to the club. He’s a quality striker who will bring experience and a track record of scoring goals. I’m looking forward to working with him, he’s a local lad who knows the club well and I’m sure he will complement our existing attacking players.”
Welcome home Fash!