Craig Shearer Testimonial Match - WAFC v DAFC CANCELLED

The Craig Shearer Testimonial Committee tonight officially announced the cancellation of the testimonial match fixture against Dunfermline Athletic FC which was intended to be the show-piece event of the testimonial programme in recognition of Craig Shearer’s eleven seasons as a player for Wick Academy FC.

A thorough review of the costs to be incurred with hosting this fixture has shown that it would not be financially viable and as such the fixture against Dunfermline Athletic FC has regretfully had to be cancelled.

Efforts to secure a supporting fixture between Dunfermline Athletic FC and other regional opposition on Sunday 18th July, which would have contributed towards the travel and accommodation expenses, have proved fruitless. This has been the principle reason for the Testimonial Committee reaching this difficult decision at this stage.

The fixture was scheduled for Saturday 17th July 2010 with a 3pm kick off. There will not now be a testimonial fixture on this date.

The Testimonial Committee would like to thank Dunfermline Athletic FC for supporting the testimonial activities associated with Craig Shearer but recognise that the finances associated with the fixture were prohibitive and could not be sustained for the purposes of the testimonial programme.

The Testimonial Committee are currently exploring alternative options for the testimonial match fixture. Further details to be announced in due course.

Alistair Ross
Craig Shearer Testimonial Committee