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!

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

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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.

Corstorphine Confirm Easter Football Camp

Corstorphine Dynamo FC in partnership with K Wood are running a Football Camp on the last weekend of the Easter weekend, writes Tom Scott.

Staged at Gyle Park, the three-day programme – April 17-19 – will feature boys and girls aged 5 to 11 years.

Drills will be football- related and based on such areas as defending, first-touch, passing and shooting.

Spaces are expected to fill up very quickly.

For more details, email info@corstorphinedynamo.co.uk

Saughton Tournament: New Midweek Deadline

Response to the proposed Saughton Sounders AFC Tournament has literally gone through the roof in terms of Club interest according to Manager Sean Burt, writes Tom Scott.

As I revealed on Monday, official League permission has been granted to run the event this summer, and if the Scottish Government plans remain intact, we will see Clubs taking to the park and playing football again on 22nd May.

Sean had previously intimated talks are due to take with place potential sponsors.

Last night he confirmed 20 Clubs have confirmed their “slot” regarding entry fees to cover the cost of trophies.

Hopefully, that list can be finalised by next Wednesday.

LEAFA Approve Innovative Saughton Tourney Idea

Sean Burt has revealed the Summer Tournament idea being put forward by Saughton Sounders FC has been given League approval, writes Tom Scott.

The LEAFA Club, who run Sunday Morning and Afternoon teams, have been inundated with approaches since announcing the idea last midweek.

I am delighted Sean gave me some of his time to answer the following questions.

Purpose of the Tournament?

“To allow teams to get playing ASAP and throughout all summer, which will be outlined when the format is announced.”

“However, all teams involved will compete through the summer.”

What’s happened so far?

“Between 20-25 teams have committed to the tournament, including Under-20 East of Scotland League sides amongst a mixture of Saturday and Sunday teams.”

“The League has given approval for the tournament to go ahead.”

What’s going to happen next?

“A format has now been drafted up and a couple of talks with Sponsors are to be held before a full confirmation of teams is confirmed.”

“A live group stage draw to take place at the end of April.”

Saughton Gauge Interest For Summer Tourney

Saughton Sounders FC boss Sean Burt is optimistic that initial interest already shown this week will help plans to run a summer tournament, writes Tom Scott.

He told me “Following the Social Media announcement, loads of teams have messaged us.”

“We are going to try and run the tournament with a trophy if enough teams are interested.”

Saughton, founded in 2019, won promotion in their first season, and have added a second LEAFA team – Managed by Raymond Singleton – playing Sunday Morning and Afternoon.