The Victoria Glenavon Supporters Club held a highly successful 25th anniversary dinner on Friday evening at Lurgan Golf Club. Guests included manager Gary Hamilton and assistant manager Paul Millar whilst the parent club’s Board of Directors was represented by chairman Adrian Teer and Treasurer Frazer Follis. Other guests included those from the other Glenavon supporters clubs – and a very special guest was the Irish Cup which was stood proudly in a place of honour!
The Victoria Club presented Frazer Follis with a cheque for £10,000, the largest single donation made in the history of the club. Frazer, Adrian Teer and Gary Hamilton in their subsequent speeches all commended the Victoria members on this fantastic contribution from a small club whose membership is just 30.
Jonny Tuffey won the Victoria’s “Player of the Year” trophy; Mark Sykes was their “Young Player of the Year” and Eoin Bradley with 20 goals was honoured as Glenavon’s top scorer in 2015/16.
Glenavon will host League of Ireland high-flyers Derry City in a pre-season game on Friday 17th June, kick-off 7:30pm.
As the Irish Premier Division reaches the mid-season break, the Candystripes’ manager Kenny Shiels is keen to keep his players sharp so he will be bringing a full-strength squad to Mourneview Park for this attractive fixture.
Joel Cooper enjoyed a training session with the Northern Ireland squad at the National Stadium on Thursday- nice one Joel!
Joel Cooper training with the Northern Ireland squad. Picture copyright David Hunter.
Glenavon have arranged an attractive pre-Europa League friendly at Mourneview Park on Saturday 18 June when the Welsh Premier League club Llandudno will provide the opposition. Llandudno, in their very first season in the Welsh Premier League, amazingly finished in 3rd place and second highest scorers after champions The New Saints. In doing so they have qualified for Europe for the first time in their history.
The Welsh club will be flying in and out from Liverpool on the day of the game and to facilitate their flight times the kick-off will be 12 noon.
“This is as good a game as we are going to get pre Europe” enthused Gary Hamilton who concluded the arrangements this evening. Glenavon and Llandudno will play their Europa League first round qualifying games on Thursday 30 June and Thursday 7 July following the draw which takes place in Geneva on Monday 20 June.
Further details about the game on 18 June will appear here in due course.
There were four ‘Match 3’ winners this week. Next week’s Jackpot is worth £1600.
Don’t forget that the Glenavon Lottery continues on through the Summer so keep buying your tickets every week or play online.