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!

Restalig AFC: Newcomers In The Amateur Football Ranks

Manager Liam Urquhart has exclusively revealed the inside story on newcomers to the LEAFA Saturday League ranks, writes Tom Scott.

Liam will guide their progress alongside his brother Sean, who is Head Coach.

He revealed: “We founded the Club just as the pandemic started, so it was probably, not the best timing to start an Amateur team. However, it allowed us plenty of time to get organised with Kits, Sponsors and Fund-Raising etc.”

“The reason we started the Club was to have another Social Outlet during the week for our core group of friends, and it has grown from there.”

“We aim to compete at our highest level possible, and create memories for our players to look back on fondly in years to come, as we believe this is what football is all about.”

“We have Partick Thistle striker Zak Rudden helping us out with Coaching, but due to current Covid restrictions and his schedule, he has not been able to get along to training.”

Many thanks. Liam for his story. Although Restalig are new to the Amateur game, it is great to hear they have already made progress with the help of Coaches, Players, Family and Friends.

We wish them well moving forward.

FN Teamwear Cup: 48 Clubs Chasing Silverware

A step-up in training – when restrictions allow – followed by 11-a-side action as soon as possible….Ideal ingredients as 48 Clubs ponder over the way of preparing to enter the Saughton Sounders-organised Summer Tournament sponsored by FN Teamwear, writes Tom Scott.

There are some big names on the starting blocks ready to blow away months of inactivity frustration.

Scottish Amateur Football News will be covering the Summer action.

Here is a guide to those who have entered and been accepted:

Bingham AFC, Broxburn Mornings AFC, Broughton Albion AFC, Burgh Vale AFC, Cavalry Park AFC, Carrick Athletic AFC, Corstorphine Dynamo Mornings AFC, Craigshill Thistle AFC, Carbrera AFC, Clermiston Vale AFC, Duddingston Athletic AFC, Edinburgh United 20s AFC, Edina Hibs AFC, Edinburgh Caledonia AFC, Edinburgh Harps AFC, Edinburgh United Vale AFC, Fernabaque AFC, Frederick Douglas AFC, Fauldhouse AFC, Fernieside AFC, Gorgie Vale AFC, Heriot Watt Reserves AFC, Hunterfield AFC, Kingsknowe AFC, Leith Athletic AFC, Livingston AFC, Meadowbank AFC, Meadowbank Wednesday AFC, MC2 United AFC, Maybury Star AFC, MacMillan Samba AFC, Murieston United AFC, Musselburgh AFC, Niddrie Star AFC, Newcraighall Leith Vics AFC, Pentland Athletic AFC, Preston Athletic 20s AFC, Restalig AFC, Roseburn Athletic AFC, Ratho AFC, Royal Penicuik AFC, Saughton Sounders Afternoon AFC, Saughton Sounders Morning AFC, Sandys AFC, Tollcross Thistle AFC, Tranent AFC, Vittoria AFC, and Wallyford Bluebell AFC.

Many thanks to Mr Sean Burt for the Sponsors’ Graphic.