Founder Shaun Milne has revealed the remarkable background behind Glasgow East End based UB -United AFC, and their six- year rise through the ranks, writes Tom Scott.
“We started as a Works team out of Tollcross (Glasgow) McVities Biscuit Factory raising money for various Charities – playing several games and raising substantial amounts to be given towards the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and many others,” said Shaun, who is also Club Manager.
“We played several friendlies against various teams to warm-up for a game against McVities Carlisle. In doing so, we competed very well, which led us to apply to join the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League, which we have competed in since winning Division 1C in 2017, and the Premier two years later, plus reaching the West of Scotland Amateur Cup Final in 2018.”
“We have continued to do Charity work and give donations to other Organisations.”
“Since lockdown, we have donated a Van full of biscuits to Barnardo’s Community Support Team. We also asked all the Players, Management/ Coaching Staff to donate money to help with buying Kids-In-Need toys.”
“Just under £600 was raised which was topped up by our Sponsors, Evolution Industrial Doors Ltd, and McVities, Tollcross (pladis) to give us nearly £1000.”
“Around £700 of that went towards buying new toys and donating them to the Stepford Toy Appeal, and the remainder making up Christmas Bags – contents included sleeping bags, biscuits, thermal tops and Greggs vouchers.”
“Members of the team went and handed these out to the homeless in Glasgow”
Shaun Milne has shared some of his Club photographic memories with Scottish Amateur Football News – including the 2018 West of Scotland Cup Final against Colville Park E AFC.
Keiran Christie (UB- United AFC) was voted Man of the Match in their 1-0.
The United Backroom Staff consisted of Shaun, Kevin Wylie, Brian Watt, and Robert Spence.