Haghill St Roch: Busy Off The Park

Paul Hughes has revealed there has been plenty going on over the past few months, writes Tom Scott.

He said “For the new season, Haghill St Roch’s will only have 1 team participating in the SSMAFL Premier Division.”

“We didn’t have the demands for 2, and decided early on to scrap the idea of a B Team within the Development Section of the Strathclyde Saturday Morning League.”

“Myself and Joseph Gordon will be in charge of the Premier team going into the season.”

“Now for some good news. Over the course of the year, we have been working closely with the Bluevale Community Club and through the Club have secured the use of the Whitehill 4g Park (Dennistoun) for Thursday training.”

“Part of our focus in helping the Club was to provide training and support for their youth team (Denniston Villa). It means that Gary at the Villa can bring in players for training, and the kids and their parents don’t need to worry about the cost, as we have covered that for the foreseeable future.”

“Whilst in discussions with Kenny at Bluevale about other team involvement, it was decided that a new Over 35s team would be formed.”

“Most of the old Haghill boys had discussed this previously so we thought no time like the present and as we had the tie in we decided the team would be called Bluevale Community Club over 35s and duely entered the Football Central Over 35s League, where we have taken a place in Division 2B.”

“Our aim for the team is 1: to compete well within the League and 2: to make football available to older guys that maybe still have the hunger for football, but can’t compete at the Amateur level anymore.”

“The League started with a 4- 1 win versus Clyde Thistle goals from Steven Moore, Shug Mills, Kevin McManus and Nicky Feeney.”

“Games are played fortnightly and the recent fixture listed was v Strathclyde at Glasgow Green.”

“Last week saw us secure Monday night training within the Bluevale State of the Art Gym, which will see the players have a fitness class provided all for what they can afford through the Club’s Honesty Box.”

“We think this will provide better fitness and well-being for the players over the months of the season, and also let us promote the Club through word of mouth, and Social Media Platforms.”

“All in all, it’s been a busy few months trying to get things in place.”

“We keep moving forward and hope with the help of the boys in the 2 teams, we can build into the season.”

“There is talk of other tie in possibilities through the Bluevale Club for more teams, and I will keep you informed if anything more happens.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.