Fraserburgh Football Club’s boxing dinner is set to return this year with ‘The Battle of the Celts’, seeing boxers from the Republic of Ireland fight their North-east counterparts.
Set to take place at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, opposite Bellslea Park, the spectacle of the boxing dinner is set to be the last push for those looking to find a place in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Commenting, the organiser of the fundraising event, Ian Findlay, suggested that it was another important opportunity to help the club with their youth development policy.
He said: “It’s absolutely paramount that these events are a success.
“Not only are we taking a fantastic boxing team across from Ireland, which costs a lot of money, but it’s important we get the full support of the Broch.
“The money is all for the youth development fund - it’s all money for the young teams,” he added.
The much admired youth development policy of Fraserburgh Football Club has seen youngsters from the local area, year on year, break through into the first-team squad at Fraserburgh, showcasing the importance of a well-supported and funded youth programme.
Now seniors with the squad, former youth players now give their time in helping to develop the skills of future Brochers through initiatives such as the Midnight Football League.
“Our youth development policy is one of the best in the league, and envied,” Mr Findlay stated.
Tables are still available for the boxing dinner, presented by Fraserburgh Football Club, but at a limited number, priced at £450.
Tickets for the May 17 event are priced at £45 and can be purchased by contacting Ian Findlay on 0776 422 8323.
Tables of a greater numbers than 10 can be accommodated upon request.