Port Celts Complete March Fund-Raiser For Hospice

Port Glasgow Celtic FC completed their Marathon March Challenge in aid of Ardgowan Hospice yesterday afternoon (Saturday), writes Tom Scott.

The SSMAFL Club set themselves a target of running 1000km – an incredible effort achieved by everyone who participated.

Port will keep their JustGiving Page open until the end of March. Any further donations would be greatly appreciated.

Two Clubs Linked With March Cash Hospice Project

Port Glasgow Celtic FC and Port Glasgow Juniors have each set themselves a marathon challenge this month raising money for the Ardgowan Hospice, writes Tom Scott.

Both are attempting to run a total of 1000km and support the Hospice who carry out outstanding work every waking day!

The Port Celtic Management and Players clocked up 288km in Week One (early March).

Now, heading into the final week – amid tremendous commitment – they have I understand racked up 919km.

Well done everyone. We look forward to hearing how much money has been raised along the way.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (21/11/2020)

SAFN Chief Writer Tom Scott takes his first look at the new week around the country.

Doune Castle AFC have taken delivery of Club Snoods in time for Christmas. Excellent quality. Would make the perfect festive gift. Contact Willie Docherty and reserve one at 07825290666.

Port Glasgow Celtic FC have thanked a trio of sponsors for support given during the pandemic and also at an extremely worrying time for businesses – Donnachie’s Bar, Clyde Graphics and C&M Coaches.

Celts and Blackthorn Rovers AFC served up an entertaining 2-2 friendly draw on Saturday.

Isle of Arran AFC have managed to secure individual sponsors for their team members.

Arbroath High School FPS AFC have purchased a brick to help the fund-raising venture organised by the Arbroath FC Supporters Wall.

Glasgow Wellington will have a limited number of superbly designed shirts to help raise much-needed funds for the Glasgow Children’s

Hospital Charity.Contact Officials via their Twitter Page. Super idea by The Dukes! I understand the shirts will be available from the 26th December.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (07/12/2020)

Arbroath HSFP have started a Last Man Standing Competition.

Port Glasgow Celtic FC organised their members and those associated with the SSMAFL side to collect donations for an Inverclyde Food Bank. Donations were handed into St Francis Chapel over the weekend.

Cumnock Amateurs start their Last Man Standing Competition on Saturday, December 12.

Craigneuk Amateurs are working on a long-term plan to develop their home park and involve the local community as part of a Hub.

Dirrans Athletic have added to their ground advertising by securing Q & L Skip Hire Ltd, and Phoenix Contracts & Groundworks Ltd.

Headline Makers Revisited:New Influx Of Amateur SSMAFL Clubs (Summer 2016)

SAFN Writer Tom Scott investigates the ever-increasing number of clubs in membership of the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Footballl League four years ago. YOUR CLUB could feature in his popular Series of Articles. Recapture a significant achievement for inclusion @AmmyFitbaNews by contacting Tom through the usual channels of communication. Please include your full name, Club position and a Contact number.

FOOTBALL in the sponsored Stax Trade Centre – sponsored SSMAFL structure was certainly booming for the 2016-2017 season. A new influx of clubs including two from Port Glasgow had boosted overall numbers to 43 split between three divisions.

Here is how the 2016-2017 campaign looked and four years on quite a few of those names still retain membership.

PREMIER DIVISION – AFC Ravenscraig, AS Airdrie, Bengal Lancers, Blochairn Star, Calderglen, Cambusnethan Talbot, Dennistoun Vale, East Dunbartonshire, Maryhill Blackstar, Renfrew, Semsa, Shawbridge, Tynecastle AFC and Windlaw.

DIVISION 1A – Bargeddie, Carluke, Clydebank, DTI, East Kilbride Accies, Glenwood, Holytown Colts, Kelvinbridge, Kirkintilloch Thistle, Manhattan Blacks, Motherwell C.T., Port Glasgow Celtic, Port Glasgow United, UB United, and Victoria Croftfoot.

DIVISION 1B – Barony of Blackhall, Barshaw, Bridgeton Vale, Chaplains, East Kilbride Thistle, Firhill United, Glasgow South, Petershall Villa, Plains, Quayside, Southside Whitecart, Tantallon, Uddingston Accies and Westercommon Star.

Inverclyde Trio Mount Championship Silverware Challenge

A triple Inverclyde challenge will go up against Renfrewshire opposition in the Cutting Edge Engravers – sponsored Championship A competition run by the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League.

Port Glasgow Celtic, Port Glasgow United and Port Glasgow Madrid are determined to fend off a pack of six other clubs in a set-up clearly aimed at cutting down travel problems during Covid-19.

The full list of clubs is as follows:

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde


Thanks again to ANDY BRYANT for the Graphics.

On-Form Celts Ready For Rovers Test

Port Glasgow Celtic FC won’t be lacking confidence for the new Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Football League campaign later this month – if pre-season results are any guideline.

Celts racked-up four pre-season friendly wins and two drawn games before football was stopped on October 9. Various venues were used by Celtic – including the Largs National Training Centre, Parklea Parks (under floodlights) and the local High School.

Dunoon Amateurs entertained Port for the first warm-up game, which finished in an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Competitive fixtures are due to start on October 31, and Viewfield Rovers will host the sponsored Cutting Edge Engravers Championship A clash.

I can also reveal Port Glasgow Celtic have a home game against Gleniffer Thistle (Paisley) the following Saturday morning.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (13/10/2020)

Scottish Amateur Football News Writer Tom Scott has put together his first look this week at some topics going around different clubs.

YOUR CLUB could feature on any given day in his column. Why not contact him and get welcome publicity for your Club?

Blackhall AFC have secured two new sponsors – PLP Plastering and McGoran Technical Services.

Dumbarton Academy FP AFC received 10 new training balls from Mr Scott Cowan, of Cowan Landscapes (07903 627005).

Atlantic Quay, who launched a new player sponsorship scheme in May, have had every possible option taken up. Great work by Club Officials.

Port Glasgow Celtic FC have announced a sponsorship deal with a well-run local company, Clyde Graphics, whose logo will be prominently displayed on Matchday tracksuits.

Haghill-St Roch AFC have an A and B team in membership of the Strathclyde Saturday Morning Amateur Footballl League set-up.

Dunoon Amateurs Five-Star Rhu Show

Four different players finding the net alongside an own goal helped Dunoon Amateurs overcome Rhu AFC on Saturday afternoon.

Chris Richmond, Jake Campbell, an own goal, Kjeld McIntyre and Ross Montgomery counted  for Dunoon, who started slowly during the opening 20 minutes before going into overdrive.

Dunoon, who have a good base at the local stadium are going about their business in a positive mood following warm-up fixtures against Port Glasgow Celtic AFC, Oban Saints AFC, Largs Thistle AFC and Blairmore AFC.