The long-running Glasgow College F.A. will run with a Premier, Division One A and Division One B structure from October 31 – providing further Scottish Government restrictions are not implemented.
Having organised competitive football for over 60 years, the set-up is still thriving with a list of of well-known clubs including Cambuslang Football Academy, Locomotiiv Glasgow, Royal Union and Tantallon Victoria.
There are some excellent opening-day fixtures in prospect and I am highlighting a few to look-out for at the end of the month.
Premier Division: Hampden AFC v Locomotiv Glasgow, Rossvale Kelvinbridge v Erskine AFC and Royal Union v Clydeside.
Division One A: River Nevis v Kings Park, Burnhill v Southside Whitecart and Croftpark v Greater Glasgow.
Division One B: Glasgow Ansar v Glasgow East, Springburn Thistle v AFC Sporto and Tantallon Victoria v Rosehill Thorns.
Four wins and one draw that has been the positive return generated by Newlands AFC ahead of the new season.
Friday’s victory against Rossvale Over-35s followed excellent performances against Glasgow East,. North Glasgow Victory, Southside United and Southside White Cart, while six goals were shared with Southpark AFC.
In common with many other amateur clubs, Newlands formed in 2012, had to contend with too few park lets and not being allowed to travel outside their local area in the pursuit of warm-up games.
Tynecastle AFC are looking to add more depth and quality to their squad including goalkeepers. A training session is taking place on Saturday morning at 9.30am. Contact their manager with DM via the Tynecastle Twitter page.
Doune Castle AFC require a local opposition friendly at Moray Park on September 26 Contact Willie Docherty on 07825 290666.
Following a long and very frustrating few weeks, Renfrew Rovers are ready for their Amateur football debut in a Sunday friendly against Anchor Sociedad on the Beith Astro. Player – Manager Scott Perry said “We are very excited about the prospect of playing against tough opposition. Of course we hope for a positive start, but are realistic enough to know it is very much a work in progress.”
Glasgow Harp AFC defeated East Dunbartonshire 3-0 in their friendly.
Glasgow East AFC beat Greater Glasgow AFC 4-3 in a pre-season game.
Milngavie Wanderers play hosts to Campsie Minerva in a friendly at Staney Brigg on Saturday (2pm).
Vale of Clyde Sunday AFC have had their training kit sponsored by the Roof Doctor (07507 286156).
FC Southside United are set to play Clyde Thistle at Mount Blow on Sunday.
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Moorpark Athletic are busy on the signing front and have already brought in Michael Smith, Anthony McLaughlin and Cammy Johnstone.
Rhu Amateurs are strictly following SFA guidelines in playing localised friendlies and I understand two have been organised against Dumbarton United Amateurs (September 12) and Lomond Thistle (September 17).
Gartcosh United have three attractive friendlies coming up against Doune on September 12, Syngenta a week later, and a September 26 meeting with Shortlees Amateurs.
Colville Park E AFC, whom we featured having signed five newcomers this week, have now recruited defenders David Quinn (ex- Duncanrig AFC) and Sean Tidser, who played at Forth, plus Duncanrig midfielder Jonny Aitken.
East Kilbride Harp have landed a double boost with E.K. Offices. Com ( Office and Storage to Let ) being paraded as their new Away Kit Sponsor and after a great deal of work carried out by their coaching staff, the Harp players will have all tracksuits sponsored by Standard Real Estate Ltd. Brilliant effort by all concerned.
Eaglesham AFC have managed to secure friendlies for their Caledonian League squad, but are seeking opponents for the team who play in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL. You can choose from a mixture of home/ away games on September 12, 19 and 26.
Southside United AFC. have organised both Tuesday evening and Saturday friendlies this month. The list includes Kings Park United, Springburn Thistle and Glasgow East.
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