Selkirk FC are delighted to have been chosen as the venue where the planned Famous Five statue was unveiled. Our guest of honour, Manchester City's Life President Bernard Halford, is seen here holding one of Bobby Johnstone's Scotland caps. ... See MoreSee Less
There's a MASSIVE game on today, oh aye, and Hibs are playing Aberdeen at Hampden! :-D
Selkirk FC play their final Lowland League game of the season at Yarrow Park, Ettrickhaugh Road, Selkirk, TD7 5AZ, against Civil Service Strollers, Kick Off @ 3pm.
It's been a bit of a roller coaster this year, a few low's but also, a lot of high's as well. On behalf of everyone involved at Selkirk FC, can we thank the all of the fans who have come along to show your support for your team over this season, without you, there is no club.
We'd like to see you along at the ground again today to cheer on the team one more time as we look to close out the league on a winning note.
We'd also like to give a reminder that Manchester City Life President and friend of our club, Mr Bernard Halford, is to attend the game today, we're delighted to have such a distinguished guest here with us.
There was huge media interest in 2015 when Selkirk FC appointed Thomas Clark as what was believed to be the first poet in residence associated with a football club.
Thomas however was not the first to mention the club in prose. The attached verse was published in an unknown source in 1957 singing the praises of the then Selkirk centre forward,Tom Matthewson. Tom was employed as a bank clerk in the town and made the daily commute from his home in Melrose to work and also to train and play for the 'Souters'. He was, by all accounts, a robust individual unafraid of a challenge with a powerful shot and good heading ability.
The text also remarks on the club colours being green at the time. There has been some speculation that in times of hardship, kits were donated by some of the Scottish League clubs, so it is probable that these were shirts worn by Hibernian.
As for the author? I have it on good authority that 'The Ball Boy' was a young Jock Lockie. Living just over the hill from Ettrick Park in Curror Street he became better known for his rugby and cricketing skills than poetry, Jock went on to train as a Dentist and operated a highly successful practice in Edinburgh.