Hibs appeal for help as centenary approaches

For the second season running, the name of Thornton Parish Church  will be emblazoned across the Hibs' jerseys.
For the second season running, the name of Thornton Parish Church will be emblazoned across the Hibs' jerseys.

A junior football team are hoping they can get a ‘rub of the green’ ahead of a major milestone in their history.

Thornton Hibs are appealing for new people to join the behind-the-scenes team as they prepare for next year’s centenary celebrations.

And they have also organised a spring fundraiser to boost funds at the Memorial Park club.

A club spokesman said: “The current committee has four members, including manager Craig Gilbert and his assistant Scott Drylie.

“On a match day, they are busy with the team, but thanks to a few helpers the club is able to take admission money, sell raffle tickets and run the pie hut.

“Next year, the club will be 100 years old – it was founded in 1913 as a juvenile club, before turning junior in 1935.

“A sportsman’s dinner will be held in the CISWO Club, Glenrothes on 21 April.

“the speakers will be Eric Davidson, (former senior referee) Kenny Clarke and George McNeil, ex-professional sprinter.”

Anyone interested in attending, or getting invokved with the club should telephone Craig Gilbert on 0776 921 7025.

Hibs travel to Lochore Welfare in the East Central League on Saturday, having endured a blank weekend with frost-bound pitches having wiped out almost all of the junior card. That included Glenrothes’ Fife and Lothians Cup second-round tie and the teams will make a further attempt this weekend.