Sporting yesteryear

40 years ago

Mrs Pat Bell of Lour Road, has been awarded her colours from the Midland Lawn Tennis Association for her service in the County team over the last two seasons.

Foprfar Boys Club under 15s had an exceptionally successful time in the five-a-sides.

They entered three competitions - Lunanhead, Kirriemuir and Forfar and won all three, scoring 65 goals for the loss of only one.

The only goal scored against them came from another Forfar Boys’ Club side.

30 years ago

FORFAR Tennis Club have been running junior coaching sessions at the Reid Park Road tennis courts for the past eight weeks, under the supervision of their two tennis coaches, William McLeod and John Stevenson.

Last Friday a mini tournament was held to give the youngsters playing experience.

The Forfar Athletic playing staff are back in training for the new season.

Preparations for what promises to be an enthralling opening to the new campaign in August began in earnest last week when workouts were held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.

Twenty members of Kirrie Thistle FC will be among the party of 40 who set out on Friday afternoon for Volvic, Kirriemuir’s Twin Town.

20 years ago

FORFAR Albion stalwart Bob Shields faces another hectic season.

For he holds a post with the Junior Football Association’s Tayside Region.

The Guthrie Park man was returned as minutes secretary at last Wednesday’s AGM.

Angus Cycling Club set a sizzling pace on Sunday for their barbecue at Balglassie.

The group blazed a trail out the Brechin road and passed the Meadows, Battledykes, Oathlaw and Finavon.

They then took Cadgers Path and flew by Vayne Farm, Careston Castle and the Mill of Marcus.

Back on the main road, the cyclists cut off and waded across the River Esk before reaching Balglassie.

A TEAM from the Osnaburg Bar in Forfar were in top form in a competition staged in Stonehaven on Sunday.

They were competing for the Pub/Hotel team trophy in the Stonehaven Half Marathon and emerged victors.