Tenth anniversary gift from Supporters’ Trust to Rangers

Moray McLaren recieves a cheque from Michael Smyth, chairman of'Berwick Rangers supporters trust
Moray McLaren recieves a cheque from Michael Smyth, chairman of'Berwick Rangers supporters trust

To coincide with the tenth anniversary of Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust, chairman Michael Smyth presented a cheque for £5,000 to Berwick Rangers vice-chairman Moray McLaren at half time during last Saturday’s home game with Montrose.

The Trust was formally launched at a very well attended meeting in Berwick Town Hall on March 7, 2003. At the time the committee explained to supporters the aims of the newly formed Trust.

Former chairman, the late David McLean, who attended the meeting that night, donated the 1,000 shares that he owned in the football club to the Trust.

In the ten years since, the trust has donated around £60,000 to Berwick Rangers Football Club, has a committee member on the BRFC board and is a major shareholder of the club. At present, the membership stands at an all time high figure of 242 members

The latest donation will help offset some of the costs of recent improvemnts at Shielfield and to support the Reserve team.

Three players in action in the 4-0 win over Montrose started in the Reserves - leading scorer Darren Lavery, Dylan Easton and Dean Carse. Two current members of the Reserves squad were also on the bench, Sam Todd and goalkeeper Asher Tufail.

Four players from Berwick Rangers Reserves and two each from Coldstream and Eyemouth United were named in the 18 man Borders squad to take on their Lothians counterparts in an East of Scotland League representative trial at Netherdale, Galashiels last night (March 13).

Berwick’s representatives were Jonny Fairbairn, Kenny O’Brien, Greig Smith and top scorer Josh Morris. Coldstream marksman John Crawford along with clubmate Jonny Simpson plus Alan Jess and prolific goalscorer Steve Shennan from Eyemouth United were the Berwickshire representatives.

Further information about Berwick Rangers Supporters Trust can be found on its website www.berwickrangers.org