Shawbridge AFC: How They Were Founded

Chief Writer Tom Scott continues his new Amateur Football Feature.

His journey takes him over to the Southside of Glasgow.

Shawbridge AFC (Premier Division) are proud members of the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League – going back over an incredible 20 years and starting in the Second Divsion.

Promotion was achieved in their second season when they finished runners-up to Portcullis United.

Having started initially as a five-a-side team within the Townhead Pitz League in 1997, it was agreed they should form an amateur set-up – and they have not looked back.

Most of the players at that time came from or around the Shawbridge Street area – and so the name was born!

Shaws enjoyed a superb high in the 2005 Strathclyde Cup final, when they fought back to defeat high – fliers Blochairn Star 5-2.

Other success stories have followed them.

Saturday Morning football has allowed them to form friendships plus share loads of laughs and stories.

Long may that continue.

YOUR CLUB could feature in Tom Scott’s brand new column. Contact him directly via email.

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