If you've ever been involved in the running of a volunteer run club or association, you'll understand that fundraising is one of our main activities! Although we are an non-professional football club, we still incur most of all the same matchday outgoings as any other football team. We still have association membership fees to pay, as well as the hire of facilities, referee costs and expenses, personal accident cover for our playing members and the cost of many trips to far away towns - not to mention the expense of buying kit and equipment.
When it comes to the football, we do our very best to host matches in the best way we can, putting a team on the park each week who we believe will represent Tain with pride for those who come to watch us. Unlike clubs in the professional or junior football circuit, we don't charge admission - and you can watch our games for FREE, from as close as a few feet away from the touchline. While we raise what we can by holding fundraising events and other activiites within the town, we have no guaranteed income. It is for that reason that we rely greatly on the generosity of our supporters and the Tain community.
Working in conjunction with the debit and credit card merchant, Paypal, we aim to provide our supporters with the option of paying a one off or monthly donation of goodwill to the club, to help with our ongoing costs, such as referee fees, purchase of equipment and teamwear, travel expenses and the general upkeep around the ground. We have no minimum or maximum amount that we ask for - we leave that up to you, the supporter. We only ask that you consider donating in some way. All forms of generosity, no matter how small or large the donation, are gratefully received.
We rely greatly on the help of volunteers to ensure everything runs smoothly at the club. We are lucky to have a committee of passionate individuals who have put their heart and soul into building the club, but as the saying goes, you are only as good as your last game -- and we are always looking to add to our pool of willing volunteers to help ensure that our matchdays are well organised and we continue to improve.
Please use our Contact page to get in touch if you would like to become a St Duthus Football Club volunteer.