Hearts XI in action on Saturday

22nd June 2016

Hearts XI to play Gala Fairydean Rovers in Alfie Conn Memorial Cup on Saturday.

A Heart of Midlothian XI will travel to Galashiels on Saturday to take on Gala Fairydean Rovers in the Alfie Conn Memorial Cup.

Kick-off is 3pm at the 3G Arena, Netherdale and entry is £7 adults, £3 children with under 5s going free.

A souvenir programme will be on sale priced at £2.50.

A Hearts spokesperson said: “The club is happy to be part of a match that will honour such a legendary figure in Alfie Conn.

“Alfie made a huge impact at both Heart of Midlothian and Gala Fairydean, so this meeting of the two sides is a fitting tribute, and we look forward to our visit to Netherdale.”

A limited number of hospitality packages are available for this game. Included in the £30 per-head price are the cost of entry, three free drinks, pre-match and half-time food, a programme and team-sheet. Please contact The Secretary of Gala Fairydean Rovers, Graeme McIver on 07738 615 562 or for further details.

Netherdale is 33 miles from the city centre with a one-hour travelling time. From the Edinburgh City By-Pass follow signs for A7 (south) exiting either at Gilmerton junction or Sheriffhall Roundabout and head south through Newtongrange, Heriot and Stow before arriving in Galashiels. Follow A7 down Magdalla Terrace and then High Buckholmeside until mini roundabout. Proceed straight over mini-roundabout to Ladhope Vale and past Galashiels Train Station. At next mini-roundabout take second exit onto Currie Road and then turn right at the Asda Roundabout onto George Craig Bridge. Continue on A7 up Braw Lads Brae and at mini-roundabout head straight on to Abbotsford Road. Pass fire-station and Public Park on your left and at mini-round about turn left onto Tweed Road. Proceed down Tweed Road for approx. third of a mile and you will see The 3G Arena and Car Park directly in front of you. Turn left into Nether Road and left again into car park.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the car park opposite the 3G Arena with dropped kerbs in place.

Disabled toilets are situated underneath the main stand. Stewards will be in place at the disabled viewing area within the ground to direct and assist disabled supporters.

If you would like to contact the club in advance with any questions or queries regarding the disabled facilities then please contact Club Secretary Graeme McIver

Supporters travelling by train are encourage to check the Scotrail website as strikes are planned this week.