The week ahead is another busy one at Palmerston, including a big game for the Under 20s on Tuesday!
MONDAY - 20th MARCH
Between ten past nine and three o’clock the Community team are working with Wallacehall High School.
Walking Football continues between 10 and 11 am at The Queen of the South Arena – the over 50’s are invited to come along and play for £3.00 per person.
Between five o’clock and six in the evening, The Pound to Play scheme takes place at King George V. Youngsters are encouraged to come along and join the community coaches to play football for just a pound.
From quarter past five until 8pm, Speedy Byers will be holding his goal-keeping coaching sessions at Palmerston. The groups taken by qualified SFA coaches are open to boys and girls aged between 10 – 16 years old. The first session costs £2.50 and runs for the first hour, with the second group coaching getting underway at half past six for an hour and a half for £3.50.
TUESDAY – 21st MARCH
From just after nine in the morning the community team are helping Noblehill with their World of Work Week.
The school visits continue with Lochrutton Primary from 10am until half past 11.
In the afternoon, the community team run their Why Try Programme between quarter to two and quarter past three. With the use of simple hands-on solutions they aim to provide a resilience education curriculum to help increase kids chances of academic success.
It’s training night for the youth teams and the Queen of the South Ladies and the Youth sides.
MATCH DAY – the Under 20’s could clinch the West Development League title this evening. A win at Palmerston over the only other side who could pip them to the title MORTON would see the boys crowned champions. Kick off 7.30pm.
WEDNESDAY – 22nd MARCH
Things get underway at half past nine, with a visit to the Arena by Noblehill school. Then from 11am for an hour it’s the turn of Collin Primary for a school visit, with Lincluden rounding of the school visits for the day between half past one and half past two.
Later in the day, the Wednesday clubs for pre and primary school kids continue. Pre-school club starts at half past three until quarter past four for just £3.50. The club then opens for those at Primary school from four until half past five for just £5.00.
THURSDAY – 23rd MARCH
Another busy day for the Community Team with school visits all day. Ae School are first up at 10am followed by the Common Thread school coaching session which takes place from 11.30. There are two visits in the afternoon, Lochside for an hour from one o’clock with Heathhall from three until quarter past four.
Director, Mark Blount and supporters liaison officer, Christine Findlater will be in Perth to join other SLOs for the first quarterly get together of 2017. The all-day seminar includes a customer experience workshop with Nick Brice from Brighton FC and a question and answer session and a presentation with Pierre Nordberg, the SLO for Malmo.
In the evening Football Fans in Training continues under the guidance of Karen Robertson.
And it’s the second training night for the Youth teams and Ladies. They get underway at half past five.
FRIDAY - 24th MARCH
Younger females who would like the chance to play football are invited to come along to the Girls only club which takes place between four and five for just £4.
SATURDAY – 25th MARCH
MATCH DAY for the first team. They head to Kirkcaldy to take on RAITH ROVERS at 1500.
SUNDAY – 26th MARCH
MATCH DAY – for four of our teams. The Queens ladies are back on league business with a home game against Kilwinning. While the Under 13’s, 15’s and U 17s all play Morton. The 13s are at away from home, but the U15s and 17s are both at home. Their games kick off at 1200 and 1400 respectively.
During the afternoon, The Amputee Football Association Scotland are holding a training session for “active amputees” at Springburn in Glasgow. Anyone interested in taking part should contact, Eric Slaven our Disabled Access Officer via email – his email address is [email protected].
The facilities within the Arena and KGV are available to book and don’t forget the Club shop and the Arena café are open throughout the week.
Heads up: Following the trip to Kirkcaldy, Queens have a home game against Dundee United at Palmerston (3pm on 1st April) before they head to Somerset Park to play Ayr United on the 8th.