Dynamo Boss Praises Player Training Response

Castlemilk Dynamo Manager Gary Hamilton has heaped praise on their players as they gear up for a return to action on May 22nd, writes Tom Scott.

He told me: “The Training has been excellent, Tom. Been in since we were allowed back – Wednesdays and Saturdays.”

“Going to step it up next week as we get ready for the first game (May 22).”

“There has been no player activity since we announced Greg Twaddle coming back.”

“Just one more signing to add and we will be in a very healthy position.”

Dynamo Signings Join Start-Back Team-Mates

Castlemilk Dynamo boss Gary Hamilton welcomed two new signings for the start of Non-Contact Training, writes Tom Scott.

Former Dynamo favourite Greg Mitchell has re-joined from Whitehill Welfare, while ex-St Anthony and East Kilbride Thistle player Tony Quinn also joined in an excellent stint.

Said Gary: “The players looked really sharp and have been looking after themselves.”

Another session will take place tonight (Wednesday) as Dynamo continue preparations for their first game in May.

Glasgow Sunday Amateur Football League: Season 2008-2009

Three Individual Division Champions were presented with their trophies at the 30tn Anniversary of the Glasgow Sunday Amateur Football League, writes Tom Scott.

A Speakers Night function formed the back drop, and was attended by top-table Officials from the Scottish Amateur Football Association.

The respective winners were: Castlemilk Dynamo (Premier Division); Provanmill Thistle. (First Division) and Westhill (Second Division)

We Were The Champions – Castlemilk Dynamo AFC (2018 / 2019 Season)

Dynamo racked up 18 wins (plus 1 draw) from their 20-game programme in the 2018-2019 Sunday Premier Division campaign, writes Tom Scott.

The goals for column totalled 89, and only 17 were conceded – giving a goal difference of +72.

I am told the pick of the results was defeating Eastend Tower 4-1 at home after going a goal down.

Has YOUR CLUB won a Championship (or mode) we at Scottish Amateur Football News can highlight? If so, why not make contact with Tom Scott today. We will also publish an Photographs from the after- match celebrations!

CASTLEMILK DYNAMO AFC … Football Central Premier Division Champions from season 2018-2019.   

We Were The Champions – Castlemilk Dynamo AFC (2018/19 Season)

What a way to start the new week – an in-depth look at the amazing record of success during 2018- 2019 achieved by Castlemilk Dynamo, writes Tom Scott.

Five Trophies Won, and the Statistics To Back Them Up.

CASTLEMILK DYNAMO REVIEW OF SEASON 2018-2019 – OR AS THEY RIGHTLY CLAIM: “THE YEAR WE DONE THE FIVE”.

Thank-you to ALAN SEMPLE, who prepared all the Statistics and supplied the photographs. Alan, who has been a Dynamo player for the last 9 years, is the brains behind their Social Media platforms and a Club Committee Member.

EYES DOWN FOR A FULL HOUSE.

The League Title – Dynamo won the League by seven points, winning 18 out of 20, drawing one, and losing one, with a goal difference of +72. Scoring 89 and conceding 17. The pick of the results beating Eastend Tower 4-1 at home after going a goal down.

The Presidents Cup – After receiving a bye in the last 16, Castlemilk defeated Bardykes, Eastend Tower and Eastend Rovers on their way to the trophy. Scoring 16 goals and conceding 2. Pick of the results, again beating Eastend Tower in the Semi-Final on penalties after being 2-0 down at Half-Time.

The League Cup – Wins against Calderwood, St Roch, Media, Eastend Tower and Drumchapel United. Scoring 32 goals and conceded only 3. Pick of the results being the Final. Pressure on for the clean sweep, and Castlemilk Dynamo stood up to it and performed brilliantly.

West of Scotland Cup – Defeating Wishaw, Glencairn Thistle, Westwood, Viewpark, Bullfrog, Eastwood Mearns and Weir Recreation. Scored 59 goals and conceded just 4. The Final again the pick of the results. A brilliant night at New Douglas Park, Hamilton.

Scottish Sunday Scottish Cup – The Jewel in the Crown and the finest moment in Dynamo Club History. Castlemilk Dynamo defeated Five Arches, Carronvale, Eastend Heart, Minto Lounge, Wellesley, Eastend Tower and Lesmahagow on their way to National Glory. Goals scored 55, and incredibly during that run only 2 goals conceded in the entire competition.

SEASON BY NUMBERS…IMPRESSIVE READING…

Games Played – 42.
Games Won – 40.
Goals Scored – 251.
Conceded – 28.
Goal difference – 223.
Trophies Won – 5.

Sunday Central Premier Division Champions.
President’s Cup Final.
League Cup Final.
Sunday West of Scotland Cup Final.
Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy Winners. 

Dynamo Aiming To Parade Cruden Homes West Sponsorship

Castlemilk Dynamo will release photographic coverage of their lucrative sponsorship deal with Cruden Homes West – once they are safely allowed onto a football pitch again. Back in October, I revealed Dynamo had secured new home and away strips in addition to run-out tops.

Restrictions, Lockdowns and Tier 4 have all combined to halt Amateur Football – including the Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL club, who have not ruled out gaining promotion from the as-yet unfinished campaign halted last March.

I understand Club Officials are excited about wearing their sponsors’ apparel, and also thank them in person for coming forward with a greatly-appreciated sponsorship tie-up.

Speaking exclusively to Scottish Amateur Footballl News when I broke the story Manager Gary Hamilton said: “We would like to thank them with their support for the local Community.”

“Bit of a coup for the Club. Cruden Homes have 3 Developments in Castlemilk, and for us to get them on board is massive.”

The Big Interviews – End Of Year Review – Gary Hamilton (Castlemilk Dynamo AFC)

Gary Hamilton has been a Manager at both Amateur and Junior Football level. Who better to link-up with for the Interview Series alongside Tom Scott. Gary gave his answers as the Castlemilk Dynamo Manager back in October during stringent restrictions, and his Article was well received.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH CASTLEMILK DYNAMO?

“Joined the club in July, 2020.”

WHERE WERE YOU PREVIOUSLY?

“EK Thistle, Stewarton United, Ferguslie Star, East Kilbride YM.”

WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE BACKROOM STAFF?

“Davy Bolland, Davy Murray, and Graeme Dempsey.”

WHAT LEAGUE DO PLAY IN?

“CSAFL – Central Scottish Amateur Football League.”

WHERE DO YOU NORMALLY TRAIN AND PLAY?

“Barlia, Castlemilk.”

HOME GAMES?

“Barlia.”

HOW HAS THE SQUAD LOOKED DURING COVID-19?

Answer: As at October, when Tom conducted the Interview:

“We’ve recruited 5 players, and lost two from last season.”

WHAT ARE YOUR AIMS AND AMBITIONS MOVING FORWARD?

“First of all, we need to secure promotion from last season , and we also have to play Drumchapel Amateurs in a Cup Semi-Final.”

“If we secure promotion, then it’s maintaining our position in the Premier League.”

Headline Makers Revisited – Glasgow Sunday Amateur League (Season 2008-2009)

Castlemilk Dynamo AFC held off the challenge of Haghill AFC and the Centaur AFC to clinch their second successive Glasgow Sunday Amateur Football Amateur League Premier Division title in season 2008-2009, writes TOM SCOTT.

Three divisions were sponsored by Surridge Sports, and Dynamo took the silverware thanks to only two defeats (no draws)over 14 games.

Haghill pushed them all the way and were just four points adrift, while third-placed Centaur finished seven points behind the champions.

The top-flight also featured Easthall Star, Govan Harhill,Vale of Leven, Milton and Millbrae.

If the Premier Division was tense, spare a thought for the top three clubs from the First Division, where five points split Champions Provanmill Thistle, runners-up Castlemilk United and Drumchapel Athletic.

Budhill, Westburn, Auld Firm United, Glasgow East and Tullichewan completed the chasing pack.

Second Division Champions Westhill were a class act as they proved with one defeat and one draw over 20 games.

Cardonald, 11 points behind, edged out Castlemilk Thistle by one point for second place.

Sandymount, Renton, Rutherglen Vultures, JML Accies, P.A.C. Springhall, Cardowan, and The Ritz completed clubs in Membership.

Why not have YOUR CLUB featured in the Headline Makers Revisited Series? Contact Tom with the details and any photographs you may possess.