Ellon United may be on a winter break which sees the club out of action until next year but there is no chance of the club switching off over the festive season.
The committee will be taking the opportunity to look to the future in an attempt to take the club forward.
The club’s small but hard working committee are keen to recruit younger members to the club and will be holding a brain storming session early in 2016.
Ellon United president Davie Neville said: “The club needs an injection of young blood to supplement the existing set up which is generally made up of older, though experienced people.
“We also want to under line our involvement in the Ellon community.
“Taking the game of football forward has to be high on our agenda, including promoting coaching in the town. “
He added: “There is so much talent in the area among young players which needs to be tapped, ensuring the youngsters are well coached is a must.”
In partnership with club chairman Billy Gordon, Neville is also concerned to support the work of the two coaches who were appointed at the start of the season.
“They have brought a youthful approach to the management of the club which I believe will pay off in the mid to long term. We need to be able to support the good work they do,’’ said Gordon.
In the meantime the club was happy to announce the winners of the Christmas draw held at the New Inn last Thursday.
The principal winners were Duncan Mathieson who won the top prize of $300, Kayleigh Johnson won $200, while Ally Bissett picked up the third prize of $100.
n Ellon United’s next match will be held on Saturday, January 9, when the club entertain Deveronside at the Meadows.