Right now, you would be hard pushed to wipe a smile off the face of Coach Stephen Docherty who joined Caledonian League cracks St Joseph’s AFC (Clydebank) last month, writes Tom Scott.
The former senior footballer and Junior Football internationalist moved from Yoker Athletic Under-20 Development Squad (as a coach) to join the ambitious Clydebank club.
He has never previously had any involvement in Amateur football. Take it from me, Docco will make up for any lost time!
Stephen reckons the 50th Anniversary of the birth of St Joseph’s must be met head-on with ambition and a professional attitude that says:
“We should be aiming for promotion in the Caledonian League next season.”
Bringing him on board followed some astute thinking by St Joes Manager Adjie MacColl, and Stephen told me: “I am loving it at St Joseph’s. The guys have been great (and training been excellent) and we can’t wait for the games to start soon.”
Wednesday, 19th May, will light the touch paper for all concerned, when hosts Dumbarton Academy FP AFC go head-to-head in their William Turner Challenge Cup Section.
As I reported exclusively on Monday, St Joes, sponsored by Rainton Construction Scotland, have swooped to land central defender Jack Chambers (Goldenhill AFC) plus Strikers Sean Smith (Tower Hearts) and Sean Carrick (Dalmuir).
St Joes Boss Adjie MacColl told me: “The trio are big signings for us.”
Mr MacColl was also behind my exclusive spread last week, which saw their backroom “team” given sponsorship from Rainton Construction Scotland. Thanks again to Neil McCallum and Andrena Kirkwood at Rainton Construction Scotland.