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.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (13/12/2020)

Chief Writer Tom Scott has a weekend look at news from around Scottish Amateur clubs.

Rossvale Kelvinbridge AFC have thanked one of the local businesses who still find time to offer support during these tough times – Andrew Smith’s DRAIN FIX SOLUTIONS.

Former Hillington AFC striker Scott Gold scored twice for his new team, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, In a 4-2 win against Bonnyton Thistle.

West Hamilton AFC will have sponsors Lochlie Construction on the front of their kit, which was supplied by Appin Sports.

Mr David Ireland has won the Wallyford Bluebell FC Last Man Standing 5. 0. Competition. The LEAFL Sunday Afternoon League club wish to express their thanks to all who contributed.

Lochgilphead Red Star AFC are set to receive a new strip from sponsors RJD BRICKWORK.

Kilbride Thistle AFC will draw their Christmas Bonus Ball on Saturday, December 19. The lucky winner will collect a considerable three-figure cash sum. I understand six other numbers drawn will be suitably rewarded, too.

Mauchline United AFC have a batch of Bobble Hats for sale in time for Christmas Morning.

Maryhill Milan, who play in the GDSFC Only Sport Ltd Premiership. are seeking the support of their friends in and out of Amateur Football to help them raise money for the Radio Clyde’s Cash For Kids Appeal. Management and players are running a 10k on Sunday, December 20.

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Clubs Optimistic Over Potential Of New Lothian Set-Up

A proposed East Lothian League involving Saturday and Sunday clubs has already produced excitement and optimism during the current Tier-4 restrictions. Operating under the LEAFA structure, I understand 11 clubs would be involved with a mixture of Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon games.

There has already been a great deal of positivity within Social Media and, although there is still some fine-tuning to be carried out and officially announced by LEAFA, Clubs would hope to start around the middle of January (or before) if current Government legislation is eased.

Firmly in the camp of “LET US PLAY” are Wallyford Bluebell, Tranent Amateurs and Haddington Town. I dare say other clubs involved feel the same way!

Around The Amateur Football Scene (01/12/2020)

Tom Scott takes his first look of the week at News from around Club and League level.

Joe Doyle has been appointed Manager of Tannochside United, who play in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning AFL.

Wallyford Bluebell beat new Tranent Amateurs team 3-1 in a friendly.

A proposed East Lothian League. still to be officially confirmed with an exact January, 2021 start date by the LEAFA should have no fewer than 11 teams, including Wallyford. Tranent Amateurs and Haddington Town. If approved, there would be Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon fixtures.

Kilbride Thistle are starting a Christmas Bonus Ball, and the draw should take place on 19th December.

Craigneuk Amateurs are putting up five Player Awards from the 2019-2020 season. One of the trophies will be sponsored by 1st Class Locksmith and Security Solutions.

Mauchline United AFC have a new batch of Bobble Hats going on sale – ideal Christmas present

Arbroath HSFP having organised a very successful LMS competition, are going again. It’s a £10 entry – Half to the club, and half to the winner.

Around The Amateur Football Scene (28/11/2020)

Tom Scott has a start of the weekend look at news from some clubs.

Two games we hope to feature later today: Colony Park v Blackburn AFC, Rothersay v Rhu Amateur Football Club, which was due to kick-off 1 hour after the Colony fixture at 2pm.

Tranent AFC will play Wallyford Bluebell FC in a Friendly on Sunday (2pm), followed by Musselburgh United on Sunday, December 6 (10.30am).

Tranent are one of nine new clubs in the 11-team LEAFA Sunday Morning set-up next season.

The others are Bingham Athletic, East Calder AFC, Ferniebahce AFC, Livingston Community AFC, Maybury Star, Newcraighall Leith Vics, South Gyle Rovers and Tamsons Bar, The two more familiar clubs are Broughton Albion and Saughton Sounders SM AFC.

Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL have yet to put a time scale on actively looking for new clubs in season 2021-2022.

Any interested parties should initially make contact with Secretary Mr George Dingwall.

Bonnyrigg Rose Amateurs winger Chris Robertson has agreed on a move to Dunbar United for the remainder of this season.

Isle of Arran AFC have managed to secure individual sponsors for all of their players. They have warmly welcomed the generosity from everyone involved at such a difficult time for the country.

Craigneuk Amateurs are looking to fill spaces in their Fund-Raising Bonus Ball project. Contact any official on their Twitter Page.

Newmains Hammers are taking donations for their support of a local Food Bank and their deadline is December 4.

Stewarton United have another stage in their “Last Man Standing” competition today.

Netherton AFC have a LMS. It is £10 a go – and half the prize goes to the winner.

A “Last Man Standing” featuring English Premiership clubs is being organised by Cumnock Amateurs on December 12. Entry is £5. The Jackpot is 50% of all entries.

Aberdeenshire AFA members, Ellon Thistle will play Middlefield Wasps in a Friendly today. (1.30pm).

Continental AFC have an away Friendly at Grammar FP’s on Sunday.

Wishaw HSFP are working behind the scenes to strengthen their squad for the return to competitive football, and have confirmed the signing of Zack Caldwell, formerly of Livingston and Hibernian.

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Around The Amateur Football Scene (27/11/2020)

Tom Scott has another look at news from around clubs and at league level.

Spark of Genius Central Scottish AFL have not put a timespan on actively looking for new clubs in season 2021-2022.

Any interested parties should initially make contact with Secretary Mr George Dingwall.

Baillieston Thistle have been supporting the “Community of Helping Hands” in their area. In a short space of time, well over 100 bags full of items have been donated to the Community Food Store.

Springburn Thistle are holding a Call of Duty Tournament with cash prizes tonight (Friday). Hope to hear how the fund-raiser goes!

Bonnyrigg Rose Amateurs winger Chris Robertson has signed with Dunbar United for the rest of the season.

Ashfield FC have signed Craig Sideserf from Amateur Football after impressing during a trial spell.

Renfrew Rovers have released strikers Garry McMillan and Owen Porter, and thank them for their short stay at the club.

Bullwood AFC will have the KHL Home Improvements logo on their kit when the new season kicks-off. The club won the A&C AFL Premiership title for season 2019-2020, but have now switched to the Football Central Sundays AFL South East Section.

Craigneuk Amateurs still have spaces to fill in their Fund-Raising BONUS BALL project. Contact officials via their Twitter Page.

Newmains Hammers have set a deadline of December 4 for the final call on receiving donations in their attempt to support a local Food Bank.

Stewarton United have 31 people remaining in their “Last Man Standing” competition.

Netherton AFC have a LMS back this week! It is £10 a go – and half the prize goes to the winner.

A “Last Man Standing”, featuring English Premiership clubs is being launched by Cumnock Amateurs on December 12. Entry is £5. Jackpot is 50% of all entries.

Ellon Thistle, from the Aberdeenshire AFA, will play Middlefield Wasps in a Friendly on Saturday. (. 1.30pm).

Continental AFC have an away Friendly at Grammar FP’s on Sunday.

Tranent AFC will meet Walllyford Bluebell in a Sunday Friendly (2pm).

They also have a game arranged against Musselburgh. More details on that one nearer the time.

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