Further to previous communications, I can confirm that the majority of clubs have agreed to accept the Officers recommendation that Kintore be allowed to withdraw from Grade 1 this season and continue to field a team in Grade 4. The Grade 4 Kintore side will not be eligible for promotion in the 2012 season.
The Management Committee have further decided that Kintore will not be replaced in Grade 1 this season, which means that Grade 1 will consist of 9 teams only, with each team now having 2 free Saturdays during the season. The Aberdeenshire Cup draw will remain with the team scheduled to play Kintore receiving a bye to the next round.
At the end of the 2012 season, one team will be relegated from Grade 1 and 3 promoted from each of Grades 3 and 4 (excluding Kintore).
As you may be aware, Aberdeen City Council have agreed to provide 3 artificial pitches, at Harlaw Road, Harlaw Academy and Hazlehead Academy, for use this season. The fixture list is almost finalised and will be published as soon as the Council can confirm the bookings.
Thank you for your patience. Any queries, please contact me.
wytbu8 Apr 6 2012 - 5:26am