Make your vote count for 3G plan

Roll up! Roll up! Help Carnoustie's 3G pitch dream come true by voting for them.
Roll up! Roll up! Help Carnoustie's 3G pitch dream come true by voting for them.

Carnoustie Panmure’s 3G Project has been shortlisted for the next stage of the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2014 - the public vote.

Since applications closed in May, Lloyds Banking Group colleagues have worked together in selection panels to review over 700 applications and decide the final four organisations shortlisted in each of the 58 communities across Scotland.

A spokesperson for the bank added: “The standard was very high this year and it’s a great achievement for your nominated community group to have made the shortlist.”

The public vote will take place from September 2 to October 10 in participating branches, online and by SMS, with every organisation on the shortlist getting an award.

The community group with the most votes in a community will get £3,000, the next £2,000, the third £1,000, with fourth place getting £500.

Carnoustie officials have thanked Susan Millar for highlighting and starting the process. A spokesman commented: “We need everyone in Carnoustie and the surrounding area to help us achieve the most votes - please encourage every player and parent to sign up for our newsletter to get updates.”

A group of ex-players from Carnoustie Panmure Football Club’s 1998 squad approached vice-chair Gordon Harris with a view to getting the team back together.

And along with Andy Finlay, Gordon has now registered the team and pre-season training with the boys who will play Under-17s is under way.

A spokesperson said: “We are very grateful to Gordon and Andy for making this extra commitment and we look forward to seeing the new Under-17s in action. They are currently looking for sponsors for strips and jackets. If you can help in anyway please get in contact.”

With this new team, the Panmure youth setup now has a squad for every age group from age six to Under-19s.

The girls currently have Under-9s, 11s, 13s, 15s and plan to have an Under-17s next season.

They are currently looking for new coaches for the 2003 team. If you think can help please contact Andy on 07837 450869.

Meanwhile, the senior side have been made rank outsiders for success in the East Superleague next season. They have been listed at 66/1 to take the title. Linlithgow Rose are 2/1 favourites with rivals, Bo’ness, 3/1.

Preparations for the new season are well under way for the amateurs. At Carlogie Park one of the pitches is being lengthened and widened.

They have signed Andy Cowan from Arbroath Vics and have secured a sponsorship deal for tracksuits from The Station Hotel.