North Region Archive (532)
Ellon Meadows 15s travelled to Barcelona to participate in the Trofeo Mediterraneo 2010 during the Easter break.
After finishing top in their group in the round robin section of the tournament they played the German side, FC Neuruhrort in the semi-final.
Ellon won this match 3-0 and went on to play another German side, SG Rodheim, in the final. This proved a tougher task and following a 0-0 draw the game went to penalties.
The penalty decider proved equally tight with Ellon relieved to run out 6-5 winners.
Congratulations to the boys and coaching staff from everybody at the club.
Video of the presentation can be found at
AFC Star Drops In
Ellon Meadows U9's were thrilled last week when Don's striker Darren Mackie dropped in to visit their training session.
Darren signed autographs and posed for photographs with the players, parents and coaches of the U9's squad before also visiting the U10's and U8's players who were also training that night.
The visit came about after one of the U9 players wrote a letter to Aberdeen F.C. to challenge them to a game!
Ellon Meadows Football Club would like to thank Darren and Aberdeen F.C. for taking the time to make it a special night for our players.
Meadows storm Pittodrie
Aberdeen's game against Hibernian on the 19th December 2009 saw a sizeable attendance from Ellon Meadows F.C. as players and coaches from the U8's, U9's and U10's teams took advantage of the Dons Day Out scheme.
Coincidentally the match mascot that day was another Ellon Meadows player, Michael Moffatt from the U12's.
Sadly the Meadows players were unable to cheer Aberdeen on to victory as they were defeated 2-0 by Hibs.
See more Dons Day Out photos in the Photo Gallery section at http://www.ellonmeadowsfc.co.uk/
Under 10's getting shirty
The Meadows Under 10 football players and coaches were celebrating after snapping up a new shirt sponsor for the year.
Alan Whyte Painting Services sponsored new training tops for the team.
Coach Steve Gray said "The players have got new tops for training, it just makes a big difference when they all turn up wearing the same, there has been a bit of a buzz about the place."
Derek Young and Zander Diamond came along to watch the session and enjoyed a short question and answer session with the boys.
The players also presented Ellon goalkeeper Ryan with a football signed by the Aberdeen squad to celebrate his birthday.
The club would like to thank Derek and Zander for coming along and hope that some of the tips they will have picked up from "The Special One" will stand them in good stead for the remainder of the season.