Newsletter 1/2023

Dear members

The first newletter of 2023 is out! Check it out.

Hoops in the Alps:

If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. We invest a lot of time and heartblood in the organisation of the upcoming party. Early registrations make our planning immensely easier. Thank you very much.

Hail Hail


President CSC Switzerland


Liebe Mitglieder

Der neuste Newsletter ist da. Schau ihn dir an!

Hoops in the Alps:

Wer sich noch nicht angemeldet hat, soll dies bitte so rasch wie möglich tun. Wir investieren viel Zeit und Herzblut in die Organisation des kommenden Festes. Frühzeitige Anmeldungen erleichtern uns das Planen immens. Vielen Dank.

Hail Hail


Präsident CSC Switzerland

New look for our homepage

You maybe have realised that our homepage has got a new look! The page is now built a bit differently and hopefully some things are easier to overlook and more simple. We hope you like it!

If you got feedback or even a wish about our page, just send it to

Hail, Hail
Webmaster Stevie

We are very happy to announce that our homepage got a new look! The page is now built a bit differently and hopefully some things are easier to overlook and more simple. We hope you like it!

If you got feedback or even a wish about our page, just send it to

Hail, Hail
Webmaster Stevie

Xmas newsletter 2022

Dear members

Attached I send you the Christmas edition of our newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading it.

Happy holidays and a happy new year to all of you.

President CSC Switzerland


Liebe Mitglieder

Im Anhang sende ich euch die Weihnachtsausgabe unseres Newsletters. Ich wünsche euch viel Spass beim Lesen.

Euch allen schöne Festtage und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.

Präsident CSC Switzerland


To read the newsletter you also can click on it and it will be open up bigger!

X-Mas charity gig raises over 1350 CHF

On thursday night our boardmember Stevie for the second time played a charity gig at The Old City Irish Pub in Bern.

We are very happy to announce that we raised over 1’350 CHF for Siidefade – Gemeinsam statt einsam and the Celtic FC Foundation! If you also want to support our Christmas Appeal, contact us!

We are very thanksful for all that came along and all those who supported this great cause! Special thanks goes out to the Old City Irish Pub and Mark, who were great hosts as always 🙏💪
Hoopy festive season to all and stay safe!
🍀💚 CSC Switzerland 💚🍀

«Hoops In The Alps» – 20 years CSCS party

Next year we are going to celebrate our 20 years anniversary and the party weekend will be called «Hoops In The Alps». Here you will find all informations for the weekend of Friday 04th – Sunday 06th of August 2023. We will send all info in the next weeks to you directly if you are a member. The party will take place in Thun.

There will be several concerts, we will have some excursions and a great time all together. 

See you soon! Hail, Hail!

CSC “season opening” hike Sunday, 20.2.2022

Matchdetails Celtic FC – Dundee FC, Sunday, 20.2.2022, kick-off 15:00 CPT (Celtic Park Time),
16:00 FFT (Fondue Fenians Time)
Idea Hike before the game Celtic – Dundee FC from Spiez to the McArthur’s Pub in
Hiking route Spiez (lake) via Spiezberg, Einigen, Gwatt, Thun along the lake, if possible, in detail
below (see also screenshot of the map section):

  • Meeting point 9:30, Thun Schiffländte (ship station, across the street from
    railway station)
  • Ship “Schilthorn” leaving Thun at 9:40
  • Brunch aboard ship (reservation needed!)
  • 10:24 Arrival in Spiez
  • Quick exterior tour of Spiez Castle
  • 10:45 departure heading over “Spiezberg” in direction of Thun
  • around 1 o’clock lunch break at Roadhouse Route 66 restaurant, Gwatt
  • around 2, 2:30 pm leaving Route 66 heading to McArthur’s Pub, Thun
  • around 3, 3:30 pm arrival at McArthur’s Pub, Thun
  • 16:00: Kickoff Celtic – Dundee FC
    Total distance: 15 km; approx. 220 m uphill, 220 m downhill, 1 ½ km in the forest,
    1 ½ km in the city, rest on open country lanes or district roads.
    Possible facilitations:
  • Bus from Gwatt (Moos), just beside Roadhouse Route 66, 17 min. to Thun,
    Marktgasse (shortening of the route by >5 km and 45 min.; may also be decided
    spontaneously depending on the participants fitness level or time).
  • For persons with physical, fitness or time limitations: Meeting point approx.
    15:00 at Thun, railway station.
    Routedetails Technically easy, physically demanding, but also feasible for untrained persons.
    Equipment Good shoes, min. 1 ½ l of water, clothing adapted to the weather (onion principle),
    maybe sun protection, nordic walking or hiking sticks if desired.
    Weather forecast as per 6.2.2022: Mostly cloudy, around 10°C, low rain probability (10%).
    Getting there Selected connections
  • 09:07 from Bern, direct, arr. Thun: 09:25
  • 08:02 from Zurich HB, direct, arr. Thun: 09:25
  • 06:58 from St. Gallen (change in Zurich HB, 07:57 arr, 08:02 dep), arr Thun: 09:25
  • 08:00 from Lucerne (change in Berne, 09:00 arr, 09:07 dep), arr Thun: 09:25
  • 08:25 from Sion (change in Visp, 08:53 arr, 08:57 dep), arr Thun: 09:34
  • 07:56 from Basel, direct, arr Thun: 09:23

Please tell one of our board members if you will take part ath the Brunch till wednesday 16. february.


  • CSC Saisoneröffnungswanderung Sonntag, 20.2.2022
    Daten zum Spiel Celtic FC – Dundee FC, Sonntag, 20.2.2022, Kickoff 15:00 CPT (Celtic Park Time),
    16:00 FFT (Fondue Fenians Time)
    Idee Wanderung vorgängig des Spiels Celtic – Dundee FC von Spiez nach Thun(dee) ins
    McArthur’s Pub.
    Wanderroute Spiez (See) via Spiezberg, Einigen, Gwatt, Thun dem Thunersee entlang, wo möglich,
    nachfolgend im Detail (siehe auch Screenshot des Kartenausschnitts):
  • Treffpunkt 9:30 Uhr, Thun Schiffländte (gegenüber Bahnhof)
  • Abfahrt Schiff «Schilthorn» 9:40 Uhr
  • Brunch an Bord des Schiffs (Reservation nötig!)
  • 10:24 Uhr Ankunft Spiez
  • Kurze Aussenbesichtigung Schloss Spiez
  • 10:45 Uhr Abmarsch via Spiezberg Richtung Thun
  • Ca. 13 Uhr Mittagshalt im «Roadhouse Route 66» Restaurant, Gwatt
  • Ca. 14 Uhr – 14:30 Uhr, Aufbruch für den letzten Teil des Weges
  • Ca. 15 Uhr – 15:30 Uhr Ankunft im McArthur’s Pub, Thun
  • 16:00 Uhr: Kickoff Celtic – Hibs
    Gesamtdistanz: 15 km; ca. 220 Höhenmeter hoch, 220 Höhenmeter runter, ca. 1 ½
    km im Wald, ca. 1 ½ km in der Stadt, Rest offene Feldwege bzw. Quartierstrassen.
    Mögliche Erleichterung:
  • Bus ab Gwatt (Moos), direkt neben Roadhouse Route 66, 17 Minuten nach
    Thun, Marktgasse (Verkürzung der Route um 5 km und 45 Min.; Kann auch
    spontan entschieden werden, je nach Zeit oder Fitnessstand der Teilnehmer.
  • Für körperlich, konditionell oder zeitlich eingeschränkte Personen: Treffpunkt
    ca. 15:00 Uhr Thun Bahnhof.
    Details zur Route Technisch einfach, konditionell nicht ohne, aber auch untrainiert machbar.
    Ausrüstung Gute Schuhe, min. 1 ½ l Wasser, dem Wetter angepasste Kleidung (Zwiebelprinzip),
    ev. Sonnenschutz, bei Bedarf Nordic-Walking- oder Wanderstöcke.
    Wetter Vorhersage vom 6.2.2022: Bedeckt, ca. 10°C, Regenwahrscheinlichkeit von 10%.
    Anfahrt Ausgewählte Verbindungen
  • 09:07 ab Bern, direkt, Ankunft Thun: 09:25
  • 09:06 ab Zürich HB, direkt, Ankunft Thun: 09:25
  • 06:58 ab St. Gallen (Umsteigen Zürich, 07:57 an, 08:02 ab), Ankunft Thun: 09:25
  • 08:00 ab Luzern (Umsteigen Bern, 09:00 an, 09:07 ab), Ankunft Thun: 09:25
  • 08:25 ab Sion (Umsteigen Visp, 08:53 an, 08:57 ab), Ankunft Thun: 09:34
  • 07:56 ab Basel, direkt, Ankunft Thun: 09:23.

Anmeldefrist für Brunch, Mittwuch, 16.2. Merci!

Successful X-Mas Charity gig

On friday night our boardmember Stevie played a charity gig at The Old City Irish Pub in Bern.

We are very happy to announce that we raised 1’100 CHF for Siidefade – Gemeinsam statt einsam and the Celtic FC Foundation!

Thanks very much to all that donated and supported this great cause 🙏💪
Hoopy festive season to all and stay safe!
🍀💚 CSC Switzerland 💚🍀

Newsletter 2/2021

Liebe Mitglieder

Ich hoffe ihr seid alle gesund.

Im Anhang sende ich euch den aktuellsten Newsletter. Viel Spass beim Durchlesen. Bitte reserviert euch, falls ihr  könnt, die im Newsletter erwähnten Daten. Wäre schön, euch bald wieder “live” zu sehen.

Liebe Grüsse

Küsä / Marcus Schwarzentrub

Präsident CSC Switzerland


Dear members

I hope you are all in good health.
Please find attached the latest newsletter. Enjoy reading it.

Please reserve the dates mentioned in the newsletter if you can. It would be great to see you “live” again soon.


Küsä / Marcus Schwarzentrub

President CSC Switzerland

Newsletter 1/2021





Dear members

In the first newsletter of 2021 we have two topics are to be highlighted:

  1. next Sunday, 7.3.2021 we are offering the unique opportunity to experience the Celtic vs Dundee game with live commentary from Stevie. Perfect for members without Celtic TV, but great fun for those with. Details are in the newsletter. Expected language: German or dialect.  Perfectly to learn the most important football terms in our language 🙂
  2. save the date 26.6.2021. We have provisionally reserved this date for the AGM. In which frame and if the AGM can take place depends on COVID. We will keep you informed.

    Hail Hail
    Küsä (Marcus)
    President CSC Switzerland

New Merch!

Dear members, friends, fans, followers and all you fenian bastards out there! 😉

We’ve got a new CSCS product: A round flask of 1.5 dl with our crest on it.

As they will be produced individually on order, the prices per piece may vary hugely.

For orders arriving until end of February, we will have them made all together, to save some costs. If we have more than 25 pieces ordered (all together, not individual orders), one will cost you CHF 40.-, for less than 25 pieces ordered, it will be CHF 45.-.

Both prices include shipping within Switzerland. Outside Switzerland, we will have to add some shipping costs (my guess would be an added CHF 5.-).

There will be also the possibility to add additional text on the backside. This will be calculated individually. Expect for only text (for example your name and/or CSCS member number) between CHF 10.- and 20.-, depending on size and how much text it is (no guarantee for this estimate!).

For orders, please contact Heinz by mail ( with your exact wishes, e.g. plain as on the picture (whisky not included), added text on back etc.

In the first week of March, we will order them and will ask you for cash in advance, as it might be quite a big order (hopefully).

You will be able to order them also later, but then, the price will be around CHF 55.- to CHF 60.- each for up to 9 pieces.


Newsletter 2/2020

Dear members

We wish you a very hoopy Xmas and a happy New Year! Please take care in this strange times and see you hopefully in 2021 on tour!

Here you’ll find our newest information about the clubs activies and what going on in and around the club.

Board CSC Switzerland,

Marcus, Heinz, André and Stevie

PS: Thanks to Steph for the lovely card! Great stuff!

Season opening hike

Dear members

After the SPFL this week finally managed to definitively schedule the game against the Hibs, we can now also announce the details of our traditional season-opening hike. You can find everything worth knowing about it in the flyer attached to this mail. Please get in touch with me, any other board member or on social media if you are joining us. This may also be at short notice, Gary from McArthur’s Pub in Lenzburg will be grateful if we can let him know before lunch for how many members he may reserve a table. Please also let us know if you are coming directly to the pub or if you are joining us on the way (e.g. at the Bären, Wildegg). For detailed info click here.

I and the rest of the board are looking forward to this event and to seeing a lot of members!


Vizepräsident CSC Switzerland
CEO Hiking Fondue Fenians 😉


Liebe Mitglieder

Nachdem die SPFL es diese Woche endlich geschafft hat, das Spiel gegen die Hibs definitiv zu terminieren, können wir nun auch die Details zu unserer traditionellen Saisoneröffnungswanderung bekannt geben. Ihr findet alles Wissenswerte dazu im Flyer im Anhang zu dieser Mail. Bitte meldet euch bei mir, jedem anderen Vorstandsmitglied oder auf den sozialen Medien, wenn ihr dabei seid. Dies kann auch kurzfristig sein, Gary vom McArthur’s Pub in Lenzburg ist dankbar, wenn wir ihm vormittags mal mitteilen können, für wieviele Mitglieder er einen Tisch reservieren darf. Meldet euch bitte auch, wenn ihr direkt ins Pub kommt oder unterwegs (z.B. im Bären, Wildegg) einsteigt. Für alle Details klicke hier.

Ich und der restliche Vorstand freuen uns auf diesen Anlass und auf eine rege Teilnahme!


Vizepräsident CSC Switzerland
CEO Hiking Fondue Fenians 😉

Farewell, Jinty!

Dear members & friends

With deep regret we have to inform you that our longtime member and lifelong Celtic supporter Janette “Jinty” Blaesig-Halfpenny died yesterday after a long illness.

Thank you Jinty for all the great memories you gave us. May you rest in peace.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
You’ll never walk alone!

Celtic Supporters Club Switzerland board

Season Opening Hike 2019 and Glasgow Derby

This year’s season opening hike will take place on the 1st of September! We will take the boat in Thun at 8:40 to Interlaken. If you want, you can reserve a nice breakfast on the boat as well ( We then will arrive in Interlaken at 11, take the bus in Interlaken West at 11:15 to HU(e)Nibach. Then we will do a short walk at Lake Thun (2,5 km, 1/2h) to McArthur’s, Thun. There we will watch the Glasgow Derby versus Sevco.

CSC Switzerland scarves now available!

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We recently produced scarves and they sold out very fast. Now the second order has arrived and we got brand new CSCS-scarves to sell. Contact us for ordering yours.


15.- CHF active members 

20.- CHF passive members 

25.- CHF non-members 

Shipping Switzerland is included, international shipping costs an extra 5.- CHF

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St. Gallen is Green and White – or the Discovery of New Capos?

It was a hot Tuesday in Switzerland, when a fenian bus left Schwarzenburg (Blackburry) to collect several creatures, all dressed in green and white. They came in their dozens from all over Switzerland and had origins in Switzerland, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Italy and probably even more. The bus, organised by the CSC Switzerland, left Blackburry on the 2nd of July 2019 at a quarter to noon and picked up Fondue Fenians and old and new friends in different places (Schwarzenburg, Berne, Wangen an der Aare and Zurich) to finally reach St. Gallen by 3:15 in the afternoon.

Once in St. Gallen, we all immediately headed down to “The Irish Pub Brühltor”, where our very own StevieBhoy setup the stage to perform some Irish folk- and also a load of Celtic-songs. As our board member André (El Commandante) had written a little guide to St. Gallen, there were also other Bhoys and Ghirls in the pub, not just us.

Even though St. Gallen (their football club) is green and white itself, it was green and white even more on that day. The pub was decorated with flags from different countries and of different CSCs. Everybody enjoyed the fun, the music and the drinks. As the game was about to be kicked off by 7:30 pm, all the bhoys and ghirls (I’d say 50+ people) left the pub around 6 pm to head out to the Kybunpark, the stadium of FC St. Gallen. As the public transport is included in the match ticket, we all took public buses. Singing during the entire journey, we were very much of an attraction to the locals commuting home after work or the FCSG fans taking the same journey as we did.

At the stadium, the stewards, security personnel and the local fans were very friendly, quite a bit of a surprise, honestly, as St. Gallen is known in Switzerland for its very strict security concept. We all (CSC Switzerland took care of at least 65 tickets) joined the other Hoops-fans in the away end, hung out our flags and enjoyed the spirit of the Celtic family. Sure enough, we sang the ever so necessary hymn “YNWA” by our own (we don’t need it being played by a DJ). The game started and ended quite uneventfully with a 0:0 draw, even though Edouard missed a penalty kick and Jozo Simunovic was sent off. Not all in our end even noticed…

Much to the joy of the local audience and the commentators in Swiss pay-TV, we sang not only “Happy Birthday” to FC St. Gallen, which has it’s 140th anniversary this year. Not only that, but most of the time sang and cheered our team, led by our Toblerone Tims StevieBhoy (who literally almost never stopped singing from the time getting onboard of the bus in Zurich until leaving it) and Boab, who were both showing their ambitions to becoming new capos for the Green Brigade …

The trip to St. Gallen was, once again, absolutely great! We met old and new friends (special hello and welcome to the newly founded CSC Lecco from Lake Como, Italy) and enjoyed a brilliant day with the Celtic family! We’ve been asked dozens of times, how comes, that a Swiss becomes a Celtic fan. Everybody who ever joined such an event will know why. It’s that simple!

Hail hail bhoys and ghirls! See you on the road!


Friendly game in St. Gallen


BUS: For the friendly game versus FC St.Gallen 1879 on the 2nd of July we organized a bus running from Schwarzenburg via Bern and Zurich to St. Gallen before and after the match. Reservation obligatory and compulsory. There are still some spare seats left.

11:45 ab Schwarzenburg, 12:15 Bern, 12:45 Wangen a.A., 14:00 Zürich. Return approx. 1/2h after the match.

TICKETS: We organized tickets for our members and friends. Reservation was obligatory and compulsory. Tickets still can be bought directly on the homepage of FC St. Gallen. B4 is the visitor section.

MEETING POINT: The Irish Pub at Brühltor St. Gallen. Opening times yet to be fixed, but we hope it will be at around 2-3.

CONCERT: Board member Stevie will play a concert at The Irish Pub. Start at around 4 o’clock. Celtic songs, rebel songs and irish music.

MATCH: We will head to the stadium by public transportation. Public transport is included in the match ticket.

We are looking forward to see you in St. Gallen in one month!

Hail, Hail!
CSC Switzerland

Celtic versus Sevco at McArthurs Thun

We will meet @McArthurs Thun for the first Glasgow Derby of the year. Please join us – let’s cover the pub in green and white. The match is on the 31th  of March, kick off 13.00h (swiss time).

The Pub opens at 11.30. There will be a fried breakfast + 1 beer Deal (18.- CHF) for all CSC members. ONLY on reservation till friday before the match (write to Heinz).
Hail, Hail!

Newsletter 2/2018

Christmas in springtime?

2018 is nearly over and again we’ve seen some fantastic performances from the Bhoys during the year. Do you remember April 2018? On the 15th we beat THEM 4:0 in the Scottish cup and only 2 weeks later we enjoyed a comfortable 5:0 win against the same team. One month later we then were crowned Scottish champions and cup winners. The historical double treble was achieved. It felt a bit like Christmas in springtime. The festive days are not far away. We wish you and your family and friends some peaceful and calm days. And who knows, maybe you’ll find a Celtic-parcel under your tree? 😉

Save the date #1 Old Firm

We will meet @Pickwicks Pub Bern for the last Glasgow Derby of the year.
Please join us – let’s cover the pub in green and white. Game is on the 29th  of December, kick off 13.30h (swiss time).

Save the date #2 AGM 2019

The general meeting 2019 will take place on Saturday, 13.04.2019 in/around Bern.
Details will follow. Please mark this date it in your calendar and join us.

Busy December

Celtic will play TEN times in December. Don’t tell the Swiss teams. They are already complaining when they have to play 3 games in two weeks. However, we help you to keep the overview:

Sheeps (2.12.; Betfred Cup; N), The Well (5.12.; League, A), Killie (8.12; League; H), Salzburg (13.12. EL, H), Hibs (16.12., League, A), The Well (19.12., League, H), The Dee (22.12., League, H), Sheeps (26.12., League, A), Sevco (29.12., League, A).

 CSCS arrived in Toronto (Ontario, Canada):

Imagine that you are somewhere on holidays or on a business trip and you’re thinking about what you could bring back as a souvenir? Well, Laura Shields from Toronto has found an easy solution.
Wherever she travels to and finds out about a local CSC, she’s asking for a shirt and then bring one home to her father. So she did as she spent a few weeks in Basel. We think that is a fantastic idea. Her father, Danny Shields, was born in Glasgow about a mile from Celtic Park. Aged 17 year he played against Kenny Dalglish in a match against Celtic. He is now a member of the Bramalea CSC.

CELTIC SUPPORT Show racism the red card

Our captain, Scott Brown, recently said (Celtic View 10/18):

“Celtic has been a club open to all since its formation in 1888. At all times we continue to send the strongest message that no forms of discrimination have any place in football or society. Our club and the Celtic team are once again delighted to support this year’s show racism the red card campaign.”

Many Celtic Supporters Clubs urge their fans to continue their support about the anti-racism message. So do we: There is no place for discrimination, racism or sectarianism at Celtic Supporters Club Switzerland and there should be nowhere. Show racism the red card. Hail, Hail!

Leipzig away
Check out Stevie’s blog here: CLICK HERE

HAIL HAIL from our board




Season opening hike

This year the hike is organised by Hene. Thank you very much. We’ll walkig from Langenthal to the Irish Pub in Herzogenbuchsee, wehre we’ll watch the game against Livingston. 

When: 04.08.2018

Where: Bern, 11.20h Meeting Point @ the main station in Bern or 12.10h @ the Train Station in Langenthal.

If you have any questions, send an email to


For four years, CSC Switzerland had the pleasure and the honour to have Stephanie on our board! Since the start of the refounding of our club she was a vital part of our team and the good heart of the club and a fantastic treasurer! Steph will still be a part of CSCS as a member, but as she is opening a new chapter in her private life and will even leave Switzerland for a while, she will not be able to work for the board. We would like to thank you very, very much Steph! Thanks for your work and dedication and we wish you all the very best in future! Hail, Hail!

Newsletter 1/2018

Dear members,

It’s time for our newest newsletter! As you will find out, we have a new column which let’s all members write about their trips with Celtic. Are you interested to share your story with us all? Contact one of our board members. We as well can help you out with translation, ect.

Hail, Hail and see you all at the GM on 28th April. Further info about the GM you can find here.

Küse, Heinz, André, Steph, Steven

CSC Switzerland board


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CSC Switzerland donates to Christmas appeal

On tuesday we donated money to Swiss Christmas appeal «Jeder Rappen zählt» – and Swiss Radio SRF 3 played Just can’t get enough as a wee thank you. Here you can listen to the last seconds of it, including the comment from the Radio presenter Fabio Nay. Hail, Hail!