Sporting yesteryear

30 years ago

MEMBERS of the Forfar Amateur Swimming Club, Gavin Kydd, Freddie Kydd, Elaine Allan, Emma Baxter and Karen Smith, competed with some success in the Midland District ‘B’ Graded championships in Perth.

The three girls secured places in the finals on the Sunday, when Elaine Allan gained a silver medal in the 100 metres back crawl, Karen Smith won silver for 100 metres freestyle and Emma Baxter was placed fourth in the 100 metres breast stroke.

A TOTAL of 48 members of the Kirriemuir Bowling Club attended the opening match of the season on Saturday.

President Ivor Franchi welcomed the company and then asked his wife, Norma, to throw the first jack of the 1983 season.

Due to inclement weather a games competition was held within the clubhouse, the vice-president beating the president 51-49.

20 years ago

FORFAR rally driver Richard Moore has made a flying start in his bid for glory in the Top Gear/Mobil British Rally Championship.

He finished first in the under 1300cc class at the Pirelli English Rally in Carlisle last weekend.

Richard, who is partnered by Bill Sturrock, is more than happy with his performances to date.

THE ANGUS Cycling Club’s recent run was to Kinclaven brig.

The group went out the Glamis Road and made for Newtyle and they joined the Perth to Blairgowrie road and had their drum up at Kinclaven brig.

The journey home was via Keithick to Coupar Angus and home via Kirriemuir.

There will not be a run next week as a 60 mile road race is set to take place.

10 years ago

THE PROMOTION of angling in Angus is to be enhanced by the appointment of a part time co-ordinator for the Angus Angling Initiative.

The co-ordinator, who is yet to be chosen, will have a number of responsibilities such as encouraging local businesses to buy into existing angling promotions, encouraging awareness and engagement within the angling industry for the benefit of angling visitors and raising awareness of fishing opportunities and current marketing schemes.

THE ANGUS football development is running a centre that is devoted purely to goal keeping.

S.F.A coaching staff will take those in attendance through various drills and games that are devoted solely to goalkeepers.

The course is due to commence next week and will be held in the Forfar Academy playing fields.