Kingdom of Fife Confirm Members Zoom Meeting

President Walter Clarke has confirmed Clubs will be involved tonight (Tuesday) at the Kingdom of Fife Amateur Football Zoom Meeting, writes Tom Scott.

Agenda business starts at 7pm followed afterwards by an Executive Meeting. A decision had previously been made to cancel this season’s League programme, but the Jon Harrison Memorial Competition – already drawn in eight Sections – is planned to honour the memory of the former Rosyth AFC Chairman who sadly passed away in January.

If Government restrictions are eased sufficiently, fixtures would take place May-June.

Kingdom of Fife AFA: Jon Harrison Memorial Competition

Kingdom of Fife AFA President Walter Clarke has confirmed domestic fixtures during this 2020-2021 season have been declared null and void following a recent Special Meeting – they will revert back to the placings at the start of 2021-2022 – and a Memorial Competition based on League Sections introduced to honour the memory of former Rosyth AFC Official Jon Harrison, writes Tom Scott.

Mr Harrison, who sadly died on 25th January,. was not only well-known for his dedicated work as Club Chairman, but also made a huge and significant commitment to the Rosyth Community and South West Fife.

Confirming the format, Mr Clarke told me: There are eight Sections in total, with the top two Clubs from each going through to the last 16, which will be drawn at at a later date.

“Depending on current pandemic restrictions being eased sufficiently to allow Amateur Football to resume safely, we hope to play the Competition May-June.”

Jon Harrison Memorial Competition:

Section A – Kettle United, Fife Athletic, Balgonia Scotia, Markinch.

Section B – Fife Star, Eastvale, Greig Park Rangers,. Cupar Hearts.

Section C – Burntisland, Glenrothes Strollers, Kirkcaldy Blues, Lochgelly United, Kelty AFC.

Section D -. Kennoway, Kennoway Star Hearts, Bridge of Earn, Methilhill & East Fife.

Section E – St Andrews Colts, Blairhall Villa, Leslie Hearts, Lumphinnans, Hearts of Beath.

Section F – Auchtermuchty Blues, Freuchie, Rosyth, Strathmiglo Newburgh.

Section G – Kirkcaldy YM, Glenrothes, Kinross Colts Amateurs A, Kirkcaldy Albion.

Section H – Kinross Colts Amateurs B, Rosebank Rangers, Leven United, Duloch, AFC Kincardine.

Headline Makers Revisited : Kingdom of Fife AFA (February 2020)

Penalty-Kicks were required in the SAFA Inter-League Cup between the Midlands AFA and Kingdom of Fife AFA on the Craigie 3G, Dundee, writes Tom Scott.

The game finished 2-2 Lawson and Moffat scoring for Fife – before Midlands lost 3-1 on penalties.

A month earlier, Fife, sponsored by RJM Sports, knocked out the Caledonian AFL 4-3 on spot-kicks after the pair played out a cracking 1-1 draw.

Kinross Challenge Exceeds All Expectations

Players and Committee Members have been praised for a 5k Challenge overlapping December and January at Kinross Colts Amateurs, writes Tom Scott.

Kinross Colts Amateurs

In another great exclusive for Scottish Amateur Football News, Representative Jez Grimwood revealed exactly what has been going on at the Kingdom of Fife AFA Club.

He said “With the extended break and interrupted start to the season, we were conscious of the problems this could cause for both fitness and mental health caused by Covid.”

“We set- up a fun challenge and all the players and our Committee from our ‘A’ side joined up to it, where they were split up into 9 separate teams, each containing 3 or 4 people, and every team had to record a 5k walk, run or ride each day.”

“Each person would record evidence through apps like Strava, Fitbit etc, and would post the info for that day for their team onto a private Facebook group created just for those involved.”

“The turn-out has been excellent with most days covered by each team (all 9 teams posted for each day).”

“We thought it would maintain some form of fitness which they wouldn’t ordinarily be getting with no games or group training. It would also foster some team-bonding across the whole club and encourage members to chat with each other within their smaller team, too. “

“We think that has also been crucial to help people’s mental health by encouraging them to take part in keeping fit, and still feel a part of the squad while we’re not physically meeting up.”

“We are also hosting a Zoom Call Quiz Night every few weeks, where we all meet up, have a beer, a laugh and a Quiz. It has been quite popular, and great for team morale during these unprecedented times.”

Kinross Colts Amateurs Main Sponsors are Central Fish & Chips, and Central Pizzeria.

Great to see local businesses supporting Amateur Football Clubs – no matter the Region they play within- during these tough times. Well done everyone!

Photographs kindly provided by Mr Jez Grimwood.

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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Hearts Beating Well In Unbeaten Fife Run

Cupar Hearts have set the early season pace with an unbeaten six-game run in the Kingdom of Fife League Premier Division.

Saturday’s 2-1 win at second-placed hosts Leven United opened up a six-point gap over their nearest rivals, who must now take something from any games they have in hand.

With 33 goals scored and only six conceded it is an impressive start.

Bowhill Rovers had a good 3-2 victory  at Balgonia Scotia and have a 100% record after only three outings.

In the Championship,. Markinch made it 5 wins and one draw with a 2-1 success at St Monans Swallows.

Six points behind but with two games less played are Lochgelly United, who won 5-1 at Eastvale, while St Andrews Colts are on the same 10-points mark by virtue of their 4-1 victory over Strathmiglo.

Bridge of Earn and Blairhall Villa are scrapping it out at the top of Division 1. The pair are each  unbeaten in five games and Bridge of Earn, top scorers with 67 goals, have still to concede to an opposing team since  the season commenced on October 3.

New Signing Robbo Quick Off The Mark

Lewis Robertson made an impressive scoring start for Newburgh AFC in the Kingdom of Fife League. Burgh hit Division 1 hosts Kirkcaldy Albion for eight with six different players on target including Robbo.

Ryan Anderson and Ben Jones bagged doubles, while William Kerr, Scott Baldie and player of the match Dan McArthur completing a good afternoon’s work.

The result means Newburgh move up to 8th in the table. Kirkcaldy have suffered five successive defeats and conceded 77 goals.

Fife Kingdom Fixtures Deliver A Flood Of Goals

Saturday afternoon’s weather was more suitable for staying indoors, but that did not stop Kingdom of Fife League clubs from delivering a flood of goals.

Thirteen fixtures went ahead through the three divisions and it was certainly unlucky for some Premier big-hitters Bowhill and Leven United managed five apiece.

Burntisland United stole the Championship show with seven against Freuchie.

Division 1 Newburgh hammered home eight at Kirkcaldy Albion, while Glenrothes grabbed the headlines with a  remarkable 6-5 victory at their aptly-named hosts Kirkcaldy Blues!

Kingdom League Clubs Have Plenty of Firepower

If you like combining our beautiful game with loads of goals every week, keep following the Kingdom of Fife Amateur Football League. They may have to reinforce the nets at several clubs throughout the Premier, Championship and Division 1 after four weeks of incredible action!

Cupar Hearts have a 100% record, and a Premier Division Report Card of 9-0, 7-2, 5-2 and 6-0 wins – the latest being recorded at KirkcaldyYM on Saturday afternoon.

Hoping to keep them within their sights – and with games in hand for the catch-up process are Leven United, Auchtermuchty and Balgonia Scotia. Markinch have racked up four successive Championship wins, but Freuchie, Lochgelly United, Glenrothes Amateurs and Rosyth are keeping tabs on them with games less played.

There have been some incredible scorelines in Division 1. We were presented with more evidence on Saturday. Hearts of Beath hammered already shell-shocked Fife Star 18-1, and Bridge of Earn demolished Kirkcaldy Albion 22-0.