Football Focus Issue 75 - Page 71

Rothes Rothes FOOTBALL CLUB Rothes FC worked hard throughout the off-season and their reward has been a fine start to the new campaign. Football Focus Magazine recently caught up with their Secretary Garry Davies to find out more about the good work the club has been doing lately. FF: How long have you been involved and what first attracted you to the club? GD: I’ve been at the club a few years now. I was secretary at the Rothes FC social club and was invited by Robbie Thomson, the former Rothes FC Chairman, to join the football club committee. As someone who always strived to form a tighter bond between the clubs I jumped at the chance. I spent a while as secretary before stepping down for a period due to ill health. At that time the club found itself faced with a massive £30,000 bill to HMRC and it’s been well documented in the National and Local press that the club were literally ten minutes away from being folded when we were saved by a fantastic donation from a local businessman (now our honorary President). As a result, the club was forced to seek and elect a new management committee and I was privileged to be asked by our new Chairman, Iain Paul, to fill the secretary’s position. It’s a post that I really do enjoy and I am also club rep at the Highland League Management and North of Scotland FA committees. The main thing about the Highland League is the camaraderie between the clubs. You never have a problem for long as all the secretaries in the league will help each other with advice and assistance. 71