The Big Interview: Vale of Leven AFC – Greater Glasgow Premier AFL.

Heading down to Alexandria today and have obtained the inside story on the Club from Manager/ Secretary Mr Chris Anderson, writes Tom Scott.

WHEN WAS THE CLUB FORMED?

“We have just become Vale of Leven. We were previously FC Argyle , and they formed in 2007.”

WHO IS INVOLVED BEHIND THE SCENES?

“Myself Manager/Secretary. I have 2 Coaches , Willie and Michael , who help along with Training and Match Days, and Paul, who is the Match Secretary.”

WHAT LEAGUE DO YOU PLAY IN?

“We joined the Greater Glasgow AFL from SAFL for a fresh start as Vale of Leven.”

ANY HONOURS WON?

“We haven’t played any games as the Vale yet, but we won a League title in the Paisley and District AFL, and won the Hall Cup a few years back in SAFL.”

HOW HAVE YOU COPED WITH THE PANDEMIC?

“The pandemic has been tough for everyone. We all just want to get back playing football.”

WHAT HAVE BEEN YOUR BEST MEMORIES AT THE VALE?

“We haven’t had a chance to make any memories as Vale of Leven yet, but we have plenty from when we were FC Argyle. Like winning a League title, and winning the Hall Cup.”

WHAT ARE YOUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES MOVING FORWARD?

“Moving forward, just having the chance to play football regularly without any restrictions will be the next step, and after that hopefully we can be competitive in our new League.”

You Have A Team Sponsor: Who Are They? (Vale of Leven AFC)

Dog House Bar, Balloch

Vale of Leven AFC Secretary Chris Anderson today revealed a brilliant sponsorship deal with a Balloch-based business, writes Tom Scott.

Said Chris “The Doghouse Bar have kindly sponsored our Home and Away kits for the new season, and will also provide us with hospitality after games.”

“As a token of our appreciation, we got one of the tops framed for the pub.”

Our Photograph, kindly provided by Chris, standing on the right, shows him presenting the framed top to Ozzy, Owner of the Doghouse Bar, Balloch.

Alexandria Club Give Huge Support To Community Initiative

Vale of Leven Football & Athletic Club – including the Amateur structure and youngsters – responded brilliantly in supporting a local Community Initiative, writes Tom Scott.

Secretary Chris Anderson, from Vale of Leven AFC, told me: “A huge thanks to everyone everyone for the generous donations for West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare.”

“From players, parents and coaches everyone at Vale Of Leven Football & Athletic Club have pulled together to support the Community Foodshare Initiative with Easter Eggs, and a donation from the Club.”

“A special mention to 2016 player Logan Keenan, who raised money to purchase Easter Eggs on behalf of his team.”

“Well done, Logan!”

No wonder the group at Vale of Leven are looking pleased – what an effort in supporting the Community Foodshare Initiative with Easter Eggs, plus a donation from the Club.

Thanks to Chris Anderson for supplying the photograph.

Greater Glasgow Release Provisional Fixtures

Match Secretary Paul Gunn has released provisional fixtures for the Greater Glasgow Premier AFL at the end of the month. The start of the four-tier set-up has been delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, and the hope is additional measures won’t be introduced early next month.

Here is how the list looks: for October 31. No spectators allowed.

Division 1
Calderglen v Erskine
Eaglesham B v Westerlands A
EKYM AFC v Eastwood Parkmount A
Glasgow University A v Cambria
St Patrick’s v South Lochaber

Division 2
Eastwood Parkmount B v Strathclyde University
EKRR AFC v GSC Amateurs
GSC Jordanhill v Newshot
John Street v Belleaire
Langcraigs v Dynamo EK

Division 3A
Colquhoun v Carluke Thistle
Duncanrig v Kilbarchan
GSC Amateurs Red v Mosspark Albion
Houston v Westcliff
Oban Saints v Park Sports Project

Division 3B
Boswell v Glenvale
Craigneuk v Kirkfield
Rannoch v BSC Glasgow
Vale of Leven v Ferguslie Star
Weir AFC v Pollok AFC
Westerlands GGAFC v The Lovat Arms AFC.