Scottish Amateur Football News Exclusive
Black Star Glasgow are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to promote a professional look by attracting sponsors,. stepping up training sessions and appointing a talent identification scout. Something of a first in Scottish Amateur football.
Player – Manager Andrew Collins told me “Since I last spoke with you for the interview story on Scottish Amateur Football News, we have been training at Greenfield Playing Fields, with 24 players in regular attendance. The sessions have been high quality ,and of a very intense and competitive nature.”
“We have also amassed a really impressive array of training equipment including all your usual training cones, agility ladder, hurdles and spiked poles. In addition, we have added a rebound net and a set of mini goals.”
“I have also taken on board a Scout, Mr Ally Morrison, which is highly unusual for a Sunday amateur team, but he is very keen to help out . His duties will include the usual watching opponents and finding new talent. He has a great track record from helping out managers at the likes of Maryhill Juniors F.C and Kilbirnie Ladeside Football Club.”
“He had already brought us a top striker in Kris Todd , who just signed for Newmains Juniors. As a result, Kris won’t be able to play for us now because of this, but we are happy for the lad and wish him all the best.”
“In terms of our current squad, anyone who follows Black Star on social media would have seen we have started announcing signings for the up and coming season. Three, including myself, have already appeared, and there will be another trio appearing Friday evening.”
Due to recent SFA directives over clubs arranging games as close to their home base as possible – to be honest that is easier said than done due to many Sports Centres still being. closed, and those that are open have no changing/ shower facilities. Black Star Glasgow have been forced to rearrange their provisional pre-season friendlies.”
Here is how the list is shaping up:
Sunday, September 20 — East End United.
Next midweek to be confirmed – Red Star Saturday Morning.
Sunday, September 27 – Clerwood.
The following midweek to be confirmed – Bargeddie AFC Saturday.
Saturday, October 3 – John Street AFC.