Around The Amateur Football Scene (07/12/2020)

Arbroath HSFP have started a Last Man Standing Competition.

Port Glasgow Celtic FC organised their members and those associated with the SSMAFL side to collect donations for an Inverclyde Food Bank. Donations were handed into St Francis Chapel over the weekend.

Cumnock Amateurs start their Last Man Standing Competition on Saturday, December 12.

Craigneuk Amateurs are working on a long-term plan to develop their home park and involve the local community as part of a Hub.

Dirrans Athletic have added to their ground advertising by securing Q & L Skip Hire Ltd, and Phoenix Contracts & Groundworks Ltd.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (05/12/2020)

Scottish Amateurs Football News Writer Tom Scott has been casting the net to find information from clubs.

Renfrew Rovers have signed Central Midfielder Lewis Weir, who played with Erskine and Parkmoor and former Busby and St Cadoc’s pacey winger Nicholas Simpson.

Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas Campaign is set to receive a major boost from Kelvindale AFC. More to follow on this story!

Firwood United commence their Last Man Standing Competition on 11th December. To express interest, contact the lads on firwoodunited@gmail.com

Fife Thistle who play in the Kingdom of Fife AFL have received more support from Northwood Dundee.

Cumnock Amateurs Last Man Standing Competition starts 12th December. Entry is £5. Any Support would be greatly appreciated.

Lomond Thistle AFC have set a 10pm deadline on Sunday evening to receive donations, which will go to support Men’s Mental Health Projects. There is a Just Giving link on their Twitter Page.

Campsie Minerva AFC have taken delivery of Lapel Badges in time for Christmas. They are unique and a limited number can be our purchased for £4 each. Supplied by terrysbadges.co.uk

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Around The Amateur Football Scene (03/12/2020)

SAFN Writer Tom Scott has been keeping tabs on any snippets emerging from Amateur Football Clubs.

Newmains Hammers are reminding everyone of the in-coming deadline to receive donations which they in turn will hand over to a local Food Bank in Wishaw.

Cumnock Amateurs have a Last Man Standing Competition starting on December 12. It’s £5 entry.

Braehead AFC have 11 remaining for their competition. There is a prize in excess of £300 waiting in the winner!

Mauchline United AFC have a new batch of Bobble Hats available. Would make a great Christmas present.

Kinross Colts have brought back two players who know the set-up, and are delighted to re-sign. Dylan Ritchie and Ryan Campbell.

Netherton AFC are another club launching a LMS. It’s £10 a go.

Half prize to the eventual winners.

Clubs who want a new competitive challenge can apply to join the Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL for season 2021-2022.

The league has an excellent club record in the latter stages of both the Scottish Amateur Cup and West of Scotland Amateur Cup. Initial contact should be made with Secretary George Dingwall.

Craigneuk Amateurs are hoping to have their delayed 2019-2020 season Player Awards finalised before the end of the year.

In the spotlight will be the Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Referee’s. Player of the Year, Supporter’s Player of the Year, and Top Goalscorer.

1st Class Locksmith and Security Solutions have come forward to sponsor one of the trophies.

The GCCL Committee brought 3 clubs into their set-up during the summer. Glasgow Saints FC, Westwood FC and Vale FC. The trio were admitted. to compete in GCCL Club Development Scotland.

Glasgow Saints were founded this year to tackle food poverty and isolation within their local community.

The official training sponsor for 2020-2021 is Commonwealth Dental Practice Players have been wearing their training kit during individual fitness work, and events scheduled until football finally returns.

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Around The Amateur Football Scene (27/11/2020)

Tom Scott has another look at news from around clubs and at league level.

Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL have not put a timespan on actively looking for new clubs in season 2021-2022.

Any interested parties should initially make contact with Secretary Mr George Dingwall.

Baillieston Thistle have been supporting the “Community of Helping Hands” in their area. In a short space of time, well over 100 bags full of items have been donated to the Community Food Store.

Springburn Thistle are holding a Call of Duty Tournament with cash prizes tonight (Friday). Hope to hear how the fund-raiser goes!

Bonnyrigg Rose Amateurs winger Chris Robertson has signed with Dunbar United for the rest of the season.

Ashfield FC have signed Craig Sideserf from Amateur Football after impressing during a trial spell.

Renfrew Rovers have released strikers Garry McMillan and Owen Porter, and thank them for their short stay at the club.

Bullwood AFC will have the KHL Home Improvements logo on their kit when the new season kicks-off. The club won the A&C AFL Premiership title for season 2019-2020, but have now switched to the Football Central Sundays AFL South East Section.

Craigneuk Amateurs still have spaces to fill in their Fund-Raising BONUS BALL project. Contact officials via their Twitter Page.

Newmains Hammers have set a deadline of December 4 for the final call on receiving donations in their attempt to support a local Food Bank.

Stewarton United have 31 people remaining in their “Last Man Standing” competition.

Netherton AFC have a LMS back this week! It is £10 a go – and half the prize goes to the winner.

A “Last Man Standing”, featuring English Premiership clubs is being launched by Cumnock Amateurs on December 12. Entry is £5. Jackpot is 50% of all entries.

Ellon Thistle, from the Aberdeenshire AFA, will play Middlefield Wasps in a Friendly on Saturday. (. 1.30pm).

Continental AFC have an away Friendly at Grammar FP’s on Sunday.

Tranent AFC will meet Walllyford Bluebell in a Sunday Friendly (2pm).

They also have a game arranged against Musselburgh. More details on that one nearer the time.

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Nock Move Up The Levels With Warm-Up Games

Scottish Amateur Footballl News Exclusive

Cumnock Amateurs can never be accused of organising easy pre-season games – as their latest programme fully demonstrates! Ask most managers what they are looking to achieve and they will reply:. “Getting minutes into the players on the park, positive results (winning) are a welcome  bonus!”

Apart from a horrific ankle injury sustained by midfielder Callum Muncie in their abandoned game against Nithsdale Wanderers (Cumnock were leading 1-0 ), the programme of friendly fixtures has gone well for the Ayrshire Amateur Football League outfit.

In their first September outing , the squad went head-to-head against former Scottish Juniors Cup winners, Cumnock FC, and actually led 2-0 before tired legs took over and they went down in a five-goal cracker.

A McMaster hat-trick and Bradford strike earned ‘Nock their 4-1 success against Ochiltree while another good work-out coupled with a last-minute winner defeated Annbank United  3-2.  Goals from Trialist (2)  and Black.

The Cumnock Amateurs name is well respected and that becomes hugely important in attracting much appreciated sponsorship. Steven Kerr (Kerr Groundwork) has returned for the second consecutive season to sponsor the club’s Training Equipment.

Cumnock Midfield Ace Recovering Following Hospital Operation

Cumnock Amateurs Manager Craig Dunlop has revealed midfielder Callum Muncie is recovering at home following a successful operation on his broken/dislocated ankle sustained during their recent pre-season friendly against Nithsdale Wanderers.

Speaking exclusive to SAFN Craig revealed “The game in which Callum was injured was abandoned due to the injury, which happened about 15 minutes in with Cumnock leading South of Scotland side, Nithsdale Wanderers FC, 1-0.”

Callum Muncie

“Callum received an operation on his ankle on the Sunday (October 4) and was allowed home the next day.

“Can I also thank all those people who reached out to offer their best wishes and support to Callum. Everyone here wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Meanwhile, the Ayrshire Amateur AFL club have confirmed a sponsorship deal with Mr Steven Kerr, of Kerr Groundwork (07377 003657).

Craig Dunlop added “It is great to have the backing of Steven for a second consecutive season, and the sponsorship involves the club’s training equipment.”