Around The Scottish Amateur Football Scene (07/04/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes a midweek look at what is happening in Scottish Amateur Football.

Additional players and coaches have been targeted by FC Dynamo Glasgow.

Lochend AFC are looking for players as they prepare for their first season in the LEAFA Sunday Mornings.

Glenafton Amateur FC want to arrange a Friendly week beginning May 17 down at New Cumnock.

Restalig AFC, who play in the LEAFA Saturday League, are encouraging everyone to support centre-back Matthew Smith, who will be participating in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for Maggie’s Centres – a Charity close to home to many people and the LEAFA team.

Silverknowes FC – LEAFA Sunday Mornings – are looking for new players to join them in Non-Contact Training Sessions.

Royal Union FC seek some friendlies in advance of competitive games going ahead from May 17.

Tynecastle AFC have started looking for friendlies.

Leith Athletic FC, who have been busy recruiting signings, are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. The Club was originally founded to allow children to enjoy and play football in a safe environment.

Talking of Club Celebrations, St Mungo are 90 years old, and St Joseph’s AFC have hit the big 50!

Afton Reveal New Charity Awareness Strip

Steven Davidson has revealed the inside story behind Glenafton Amateur FC producing a smart new kit linked to a Charity in their Club colours, writes Tom Scott.

Said Steven “The reason behind the Sarcoma on the shirt was we couldn’t attract a sponsor, so it was decided that Sarcoma would go on our strips as a thing for David Gallagher, who does our fitness training . He lost his wife Lauren to the illness, and does loads of Marathons and Charity work.”

“We thought it would be fitting to have the Charity on our shirts.”

Many thanks to Steven Davidson for kindly providing an exclusive look at the new SARCOMA AWARENESS strip.

Glenafton Volunteers Deliver Festive Community Boost

Volunteers from Glenafton Amateurs handed their local community a huge Pre- Christmas boost by delivering over 160 boxes and parcels.

Club Official Steven Davidson revealed to SAFN: “Around two weeks before Christmas, we received a Grant from the Community Council for Roll-Out goals as ours have been damaged. One of the members contacted myself and asked if we could help deliver some Christmas boxes. I was more than happy to volunteer our services as we done since the start of COVID-19 for the Development Trust.”

“We have been helping in the community in different things.”

“I have volunteered at the local Food Bank throughout as well.”

“Myself and the boys were also joined by my son and his friend from Mini Minors, who helped deliver the boxes”

“The Mini Minors were also out in the morning delivering parcels!”

“We are a club who hopefully can help out with any needs in 2021.”

** Superb commitment and dedication from everyone involved.

Many thanks to STEVEN DAVIDSON, who also provided a wide range of photographs which show exactly how much commitment and effort went into delivering the Christmas Boxes and Parcels.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (11/09/2020)

FIRST of the Friday Round- Ups from Scottish Amateur Football News Writer Tom Scott. Your club could feature in his daily reports. Contact him with a DM or his mobile.

Weir Recreation AFC will no longer play out of Albert Park after celebrating their Centenary last year. Playing in the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL. Club representative Martin Guthrie confirmed they will be using Glasgow Green for home games.

He said:. “We have retained 10 players from last season and brought in 16 – 12 coming from our successful Under 19s, two from Harmony Row Under 21 and two from Canterra 21s. Excited for the season ahead.”

Renfrew Rovers AFC have signed Scott McGreavy (Harmony Row) and former St. Anthony captain Ronnie McDonald.

Tynecastle AFC whose list of SSMAFL success stories includes three consecutive Premier titles are hoping to announce several new sponsors at their East End of Glasgow base next week.

Glenafton AFC are looking for coaches to come on board for the season ahead.

Steins Thistle AFC, like many others across the country, will relish being back in the pitch this Saturday against visitors Dunblane Soccer Club. Thistle have fired out a warning “Strictly no spectators allowed within the ground.”