To all Tartan Devils and Friends,

Fall Season is upon us, hope everyone had a relaxing and fun summer. On field highlights for the Fall are Tartan Devils Oak Avalon playing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, and all three Premier teams & Celtics challenging for league titles. Organizationally we are shaking things up and looking for people to help run the club (see below). Major announcement is that Alex P is stepping down from running the Old Boys and being part of the board. Would like to thank Alex for all his hard work and inspiration. His dedication to the club is one of the main reasons we are where we are.

 

Upcoming Games

TDFC Athletico Psychotico (Women O-23)

Date Time Location Opponent     Cool Springs   TDFC Oak Avalon (GPSL) Date Time Location Opponent 8/21 5 pm Duquense University International Boys 0-3 L 8/28 4 pm Duquesne University FC La Comarca  6-1 W 9/11 5 pm Duquesne University Plum 9/18 6 pm Highmark Stadium HNK Croatia PGH 9/25 - Forfeit     Pittsburgh Bosna FK W 10/9 9 am Duquesne University Arsenal 10/16 4:30 pm Duquesne University Café Aromas (US OPEN) ?   To be re-arranged Montour Kickers 10/30     Semi Finals of Playoffs 11/6     Final of Playoffs

TDFC Propers (O-30s - Premier)

Date Time Location Opponent 9-11 9 am Peters Township Century 9-18 9:15 am Seton-la-Salle Oak Avalon 9-25   Away Internationals 10-2   Schenley Park Dynamo 10-9   Away Shadyside 10-23 9:15 am Seton-La-Salle Mon Valley

TDFC Celtic (O-30s - Division 2)

Date Time Location Opponent 9-11   Away EEU 9-18   Away North Franklin 9-25   Home Loyalhanna 10-2   Home Westmoreland 10-9   Home South Hills 10-16 6 pm Highmark Stadium Arsenal 10-23   Away Heidelberg TDFC Old Boys (O-40s - Premier) Date Time Location Opponent 9-10   Home Robinson 9-17   Away FC Pittsburgh 10-1   Away Internationals 10-8   Home Indiana 10-15   Away Coverdale TDFC Recycled (O-40s - Series A) Date Time Location Opponent 9-10 PPD Due to drunk Captains Mt.Lebanon 9-17   Away CT United 9-24   Home North United 10-1   Home Harmaville 10-8   Away Fox Chapel 10-15   Home EEU Events October 16th 4: 30 pm at Duquesne University– Tartan Devils Oak Avalon take on Café Aroma in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup 2017. This is a rematch of last years Open Cup game played in Charlottesville, VA and hoping for some revenge. Come out and support them, two or three games way from a possible draw against the Riverhounds. http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/08/17/18/17/160817-usoc-matchups-determined-for-2017-us-open-cup-first-and-second-round-qualifying

Riverhounds games – Riverhounds have extended free ticket offer to Tartan Devils, come out and support the 'Hounds'. https://groupmatics.events/Hounds0914 

Devils night at the Pub – Monday 3rd October at Piper's. 10% of whatever you eat or drink goes to TDFC. Come on down and meet your fellow Devils.

Announcements

Club re-organization – We have re-organized the TDFC board from being all Captains, to an Executive board and Captains Committee. Executive board will be made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. This will not be that time consuming proposition but we are hoping to find a few people to help with the week to week running of the club. Captains, players, ex-players and friends of TDFC are invited to put their name forward. Please contact me directly at JohnBatty@ssspgh.com or players can contact their Captains if interested.   

Club bylaws – As part of the above organizational changes above, new bylaws have been created. These cover the running of the club, tasks of the Executive board, role of Captains committee, and responsibilities of Captains and members of the club. They are available at http://www.tartandevilsfc.org/clubsbylaws/. Please contact your Captain or me directly if any questions or comments.   

Summer Classic/Picnic– Lots of fun was had & games played (even soccer) and we $1540 raised for Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR.Net). Thanks everyone involved organizing and attending.

Web Designer – Looking for someone to become the Tartan Devils Website manager to revamp the existing site and keep it updated. Experience managing/developing websites would be preferred but not required, and not limited to TDFC players. 

End of Season Party – The end of season party will be late January / early February and is currently being planned. Advanced warning     

Team AnnouncementsTDFC Athletico Psychotico - There will be a meeting September 13th at Vincent's in Greentree at 7 pm to discuss restart of Over 23 PA West Womens' league. All invited.Looking for a few more players for the Cool Springs indoor session this fall. Contact Brandy at shoebee100@gmail.com with interest or questions. More info can be found at Pittsburgh SportsMonster websiteTDFC Proper  Should be a good season. TDFC Recycled - Planning a stirring comeback in the Fall Season if co-Captains ever recover from the TDFC Deep Creek Golfing (!) outing.  MerchandiseCommonwealth Press have just been given order for 2 unique T-Shirt designs, and 2 TDFC stickers. It will also stock Tartan Devils Soccer jerseys 2016 for sale. A website will be created for online sales. More info. to come, see  www.cwpress.com for the company andhttp://compressmerch.com/collections/pipers-pub-and-the-pub-chip-shop for example of how Tartan Devils page will look.  Website

Keep up to date at www.tartandevilsfc.org.

Cheers,John BattersbyTDFC PresidentJohnBatty@ssspgh.com412-965-5294www.TartanDevilsfc.org