Around the Scottish Amateur Football Scene (05/04/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his first look of a new week around the Scottish Amateur Football Scene.

EK Harp are seeking a Goalie Coach to work with their No 1 on a Wednesday. Harp play Saturday Morning Football.

Atlantic Quay FC are on the lookout for players (all players) as they move to a possible return to football. Also a Coach to assist the Manager.

Coatbridge Rovers FC are looking at the possibility of starting an Over-35s Section.

Letham AFC put in an application to join the East of Scotland League.

AS Albion have thanked CR REMOVALS for their continued sponsorship.

Glasgow Wellington would like to introduce weekly coaching sessions with a view to a potential Summer Football Camp.

Greenock HSFP AFC are returning to Non-Contact Training on April 13.

Arthurlie AFC hope to be back by April 20.

The Aberdeenshire AFA 2021-2022 season is expected to start on August 5-6.

Greenlaw FC four- team Tournament at Happer Park is due on Saturday (July 3) and Sunday (July 4). Two games each day – 12 noon and 3pm.

Around the Amateur Football Scene (29/03/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his first look of a new week around the Scottish Amateur Football Scene. YOUR CLUB could feature in this column. Contact AmmyFitbaNews today!

Coatbridge Rovers FC are looking at the possibility of starting an Over-35s Section.

South Gyle Rovers FC are looking to add to their backroom staff with Coaches, and the LEAFA Sunday Morning will be adding players to their squad for season 2021-2022.

Maybury Star AFC LEAFA Sunday Morning League will be playing in the Saughton Sounders FC Tournament.

Gregor Kerr has been appointed Assistant Manager at Fife Sunday League outfit Buckhaven United AFC.

Greenock HSFP AFC are returning to Non-Contact Training on April 13.

Arthurlie, new to the Scottish Amateur Football League, hope to be back by April 20.

The Aberdeenshire AFA 2021-2022 season is expected to start on August 5-6.

Around the Amateur Football Scene(28/03/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes a weekend look around the Scottish Amateur Football Scene.

South Gyle Rovers AFC are looking to add to their backroom staff with coaches.

The LEAFA Sunday Morning team will also be seeking to bring players into their squad for season 2021-2022.

I understand a training session will take place at Gyle Park today (Sunday) at noon.

Maybury Star AFC LEAFA Sunday Morning League are looking forward to playing in the Saughton Sounders FC Tournament, which they have entered.

Buckhaven United AFC – Fife Sunday League – have appointed Gregor Kerr as Assistant Manager.

Greenock HSFP AFC will resume training on April 13.

St Joseph’s AFC start their Non-Contact sessions next Saturday.

Dean Thistle (Kilmarnock) have helped their local community over the past year with several projects – including delivering in excess of 5000 food parcels, shopping for anyone isolating and helping people with doctor appointments. New friends and partnerships have been developed along the way. Great work!

M2C United, an Edinburgh- based Club, are hosting a 24 hour Live Stream Gaming Marathon on April 10. Scott Judge and Mark Phillips will be participating according to my Club Contact.

Troon Dundonald AFC have been running a fund raiser. Prizes are signed framed shirts from Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and striker Alfredo Morelos.

Aberdeenshire AFA 2021-2022 season is expected to start on August 5-6. Friendlies can commence May 17 provided Covid Protocols are observed. I hear the 2020-2021 campaign has apparently been scrapped.

Around the Amateur Football Scene (22/03/2021)

Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his first look of a new week around the country.

Greenock HSFP AFC have handed over a cheque for £600 to the Ardgowan Hospice. The fantastic donation came as a result of money from their latest Last Man Standing Competition. Fantastic gesture by Club Officials. Team Manager Colin McEachnie performed the handover. The donation helps Ardgowan Hospice continue their outstanding work in the local community.

Former Thornton Hibs Coach Gregor Kerr has joined the Buckhaven United AFC backroom staff as Assistant Manager.

Springburn Thistle AFC are taking applications for a new Manager.

Viewfield Rovers FC have a new Profile Pic on their Social Media platform. 1921-2021 (100 years)

Kinross Colts Amateurs player Chris Beall will run the 2021 Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health in May.

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Around the Amateur Football Scene (08/03/2021)

SAFN Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his first look of the week at some Amateur Football Clubs.

The dreaded “no another pre-season” shout will soon echo around Scottish Amateur Football!

The EK Harp coaching team have put together an 8-week Strength and Conditioning Programme, which will benefit each individual player and commences today.

Ardgowan Hospice will receive £600 as a donation from the latest Greenock HSFP AFC Last Man Standing Competition. I hear the jackpot is into four-figures.

Stewarton United had three prizes on offer for their February Monthly Draw.

The running order was as follows:

First: £250 – Mary McCance.
Second: £50 – Hamish McMillan.
Third: Taj Bar and Grill Kitchen Voucher – Isabel Cairns.

The Stewarton United Last Man Standing Competition opened with 73 participants, and a jackpot of £365. In Round One, 14 were eliminated.

West Park United- Amateurs have their Last Man Standing Competition worth £510.

Meanwhile, United have confirmed they have applied to join the Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL, and await a decision on being accepted.

Starting next season, Kilbride Thistle AFC have agreed a two-year deal with Play Data.

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You Have Club Sponsors – Who Are They?

We are always delighted to highlight the tremendous help Sponsors’ have given to Scottish Amateur Football Clubs – not only throughout the current pandemic, writes Tom Scott.

Greenock HSFP AFC have shared their backers with SAFN.

FPP SCOTLAND LTD sponsored and supplied new Training Gear for the HSFP Amateurs, who are members of the Spark of Genius Central Scottish League, plus their successful Under-21s.

Secretary Chris McAllister confirmed “We also must thank Owner Gary Lewis, who is featured in Jax Snak Awesome Street Food By The Sea photograph.”

“Debbie Livingstone, who owns the Green Oak Bar, is also pictured alongside our Amateurs’ Manager Colin McEachnie.”

“The trophy on right is the Under- 21s League Championship, and the other is a Club Trophy.”

Many thanks to Colin McEachnie for supplying both Photographs.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (28/02/2021)

SAFN Chief Writer Tom Scott takes an end-of-the-week look around some Amateur Football Clubs.

Glasgow Harp are introducing a new Club idea – VEO Camera – a portable recording solution which will enable them to record and analyse both games/ training sessions.

Without doubt, a super addition to the Caledonian League Premier Division team set-up.

Ayr Parkhouse AFC are hoping to build a good squad for Sunday football as they focus on the 2021-2022 season. Contact Officials #Parkies via their Twitter Page.

Third Lanark AFC are hoping to attract fresh talent who want a new challenge in the Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL.

I hear Drumchapel United (Saturday Morning) have been making big changes behind the scenes.

Rhu Amateur Football Club are 125 years old.

Greenock HSFP AFC have confirmed their next Last Man Standing Competition will include a 25% Donation to Ardgowan Hospice.

Nock have previously had a couple of big LMS winners. To get involved contact anyone at the Club of through DM.

Amateur Pair Set For Last Man Thrillers

Greenock HSFP AFC and Stewarton United are gearing up for some excitement in their respective Last Man Standing Competitions, writes Tom Scott.

‘Nock have completed Week 4, and only five lucky people can look forward to the next programme of games.

Over at United, seven remained in Round 3 from an original field of 85 entries, and that number has been reduced even further – now TWO – with Round 4 just around the corner.

I understand the prize pot is worth £425.

Greenock HSFPs AFC – How They Won Two Cup Competitions In Season 2014-2015

Goals ultimately win games and Greenock HSFP AFC had plenty of them in their locker – scoring 144 – en route to lifting the West of Scotland Cup and Cinema Cup during 2014-2015, writes Tom Scott.

Four players (totals in brackets) – Michael McColgan (30), Kevin Brown (25), Gary Loughran (23), and Gordon Smith (20) – bagged no fewer than 98 goals between.

An early McColgan header was added alongside a glorious Stephen Burden strike in the 2-1 West of Scotland Cup defeat of Colville Park.

West Of Scotland Amateur Cup Winners

Loughran (2) and McColgan demolished the challenge of Postal United in the Cinema Cup Final.

Cinema Cup Winners

Stuart Higgins was named Player of the Year,. Stephen Burden took the Players’ Player of the Year award, and Michael McColgan Top Goalscorer.

*Many Thanks to Secretary Mr Chris McAllister for the detailed player statistics, and photographs.