Scottish Amateur Footballl News Exclusive
Manager Alan Ness reckons striker Michael Quinn has already demonstrated he can give Condorrat Amateurs a boost when they finally make their debut in the Stirling and District AFA Premier Division later this month.
Signed from Blackwood Villa. near the end of pre-season , Quinn quickly made an impact with a debut hat-trick followed by a double in his second outing against Campsie FC, who won 5-2.
“Michael looks like he is going to be a great addition to the squad” said Alan, who like many managers up and down the West of Scotland has been left frustrated by Government measures which came into effect on October 9 and won’t end until midnight (October 25).
The buzz from being Scotland’s only official champions last season – they wrapped up the First Division title with a 3-2 victory against Loganlea United in the last game before the country went into March lockdown looked destined to be rekindled over the prospect of three tough opening Premier games against Dunipace, Barrhill and Alva.
A change of fixtures will now come into operation, but that won’t change the manager’s stance. on going up against top-flight opposition.
Said Alan: “It is what all that hard work was for getting us where we are now. We want to be in the mix with these teams.”
As I previously revealed, Ness knows the club inside out having been involved for 10 years. He had a six-year stint as captain, and is now on the verge of a third season at the helm in management.
Assisted by Treasurer Chris Hanson, the club, founded in 1976,. have formed a partnership with Condorrat B.C. to create a pathway through to Amateur football.
Alan revealed “We have really grown the. Club over the last two seasons. Sponsorship is now hugely important , and we are really fortunate to receive support from people who have invested in our set-up.”
“Laurie Ross Insurance Brokers are the main sponsor this year, and Kirkie Dry Cleaning Services ensure the players’ training wear is first-class.”
“D Massey Joinery ( Away Kit sponsor) and David Ritchie Painting and Decorating are heavily involved with their support, while the Condorrat Club has been our base for many years.”
Alan Ness is quick to admit Condorrat have been “under the radar for years in terms of Social Media coverage.” Times have changed for the better and proved a huge help in bringing sponsors etc on board.
Condorrat Amateurs have also been quick to see the benefits of publicity @AmmyFitbaNews.
Alan told me “The good you personally can do for clubs like us really has no limits.”