Jim Peterson explains in a bit more detail the plans being made for a hectic week’s fun and games.
First of all, everyone at Spurs FC would like to thank the many, many people who have helped so far in hopefully making the trip a success.
Due to the unacceptable cost of local centres, it has been a real problem dealing with the full complement of 50 visitors, both senior and junior. The club would like to record its appreciation to everyone for the friendship and support being shown by all concerned and of course the inconvenience if it applies.
Unfortunately, again due to a shortage of space at the SIC’s generous civic reception on Friday 4th July, it has been impossible to involve many players and friends from the club’s past, especially from the 30 years of our Norwegian contact. However, Spurs FC would like to invite any former players or helpers to two nights arranged for our guests.
Firstly, a welcome night for our friends takes place in Sound Hall on Sunday 29th June at 8pm. Secondly, having organised a grand raffle to raise funds for both Spurs hockey and football clubs a get-together has been arranged in the Royal British Legion immediately after the junior inter-county match between Shetland and Orkney on Wednesday 2nd July.
The function will start at about 8pm and the draw has a first prize of £500 and other prizes including an adult mountain bike, a gift token for jewellery worth £100, a Norwegian painting by ex-Spurs player Martin Mullay, a flat screen TV, a luggage set, various clothes items and many more!
Both hockey and football clubs would like to sincerely thank all individuals and firms who presented prizes or offered sponsorship towards the considerable voluntary work.
Once again any former players, helpers or friends are welcome to attend, celebrate with our Norwegian friends and perhaps win a great prize. Also a Lerwick boating club visit on Saturday 5th July is planned.
Robert and Lee Jamieson will, as usual, undertake all the week’s transport and thanks is due to them. Our visitors may also wish to pop along Lerwick Town Hall, Clickimin Centre, Shetland Museum and Archives, plus an arranged visit to the Up-Helly-A’ exhibition.
Finally, and most importantly, various matches will be played. Spurs will play their normal two games against Tornado Måløy FK for the shield now named after our late, great friend Kåre Reed while the two junior sides will also meet twice.
Bus trips will take place to the South Mainland and Unst and Yell with games at Boddam and Mid Yell against Ness United and the North Isles. Meals and receptions will be held in the Sumburgh Hotel and the Hilltop Bar in Mid Yell.
Anyone from the past 30 years of Spurs/Tornado Måløy contact who has photos or albums of interest are encouraged to bring them either to Sound or the Legion or Islesburgh Community Centre on Friday 4th July when room 12 will be used for viewing and a young folks’ disco will be held in Islesburgh after the SIC reception.
Two flights will take our friends home on Saturday and Sunday, 5th and 6th July.
Anyone wishing more information can contact Spurs officials and players at any time from now on.