Welcome

Welcome to Glenafton Athletic Football Club.

glens_badge_star_topWe were formed in 1930 and played at Connel Park, in the heart of the miners’ rows, in the parish of New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.  We were members of the Scottish Junior Football Association (S.J.F.A.). and our colours were white and black.

In 1960 we moved to the purpose built Loch Park  close to where the River Afton flows gently into the River Nith at the heart of town of New Cumnock. At that time we change our colours to red and white. We are known as ‘The Glens’ or ‘The Afton’.

In April 2020 we joined the West of Scotland Football (WoSFL) whilst retaining our membership of the SJFA.

SQUAD NEWS

New Faces at New Cumnock

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02/05/2020| Glenafton Athletic are delighted to announce that Anthony McParland has joined the club as player/coach.

Tony has senior experience with Celtic, Barnsley, Wycombe, Livingston, QOS and Queen’s Park and has had spells at Arthurlie and Irvine Meadow.

Welcome to Loch Park, Tony.

 

04/05/2020 |Glenafton Athletic are delighted to announce that we have agreed a deal to sign former Troon player 21 year old midfielder Evan Maley for next season. Evan came through the youth system at Kilmarnock before joining Stranraer as a 17 year-old. While at Stair Park he had two loan periods at Troon before signing for Seasiders in July 2017 where he has enjoyed a goal or two against the Glens. Welcome to Loch Park, Evan.

Leaving Loch Park

02/05/2020| Glenafton Athletic can announce that Ryan Nisbet has left the club. The loan deals of David Wilson and Matthew Reilly from St. Mirren have concluded and so too the loan deal of Gabe Skeoch from Ayr United.  The club would like to thank Nizzy, Div, Matty and Gabe and wish them well for the future. Glens would also like to thank St. Mirren and Ayr United.

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DONATE A TICKET

We are delighted to have signed up at www.donateaticket.com – a fantastic idea that gives supporters the chance to help clubs with fundraising during this difficult time.

  • The idea is that fans can donate the gate money that they would have spent on a matchday, had the matches been going ahead.
  • All proceeds go to the Glens.
  • Payment can be made through Paypal or credit card..

HOME TOP 2010/2011

  • Details to follow

AWAY TOP 2010/2011

Glenafton Athletic are delighted to support the NHS throuh funds raised from sales of this season’s Away Top.

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£35 each includes postage if you use the code GLENS when ordering (please note 50% of all profits will be going to the NHS details of the amount raised will be on our web and facebook page at a later date).

Available from football1st.com under football clubs section. Use code GLENS for free U.K. shipping.

Any queries contact tom@football1st.com. All sizes are clearly shown on the website if for any reason you have no internet access to order online you can contact me on the Glens facebook page or PM me John Stewart (Glenafton Athletic Secretary).

WEST REGION SJFA| 21st April 2020

The West Junior F.A committee believe we must recognise each club that would have likely gone on to win their respective league titles. A great deal of time, hard work and dedication has been implemented by all our 63 clubs, committee/management/players and supporters alike. Success needs to recognised even if factors are part of the deciding process. In support of our decision we have provided extensive back-up data. In our final deliberations we deemed a margin of error is implemented and we would confirm this was met in every situation with the exception of one league title. We therefore declare the following list of clubs as title winners for season 2019-2020.

  • West Region Premiership: Auchinleck Talbot
  • West Region Championship: Blantyre Victoria & Darvel Juniors
  • West Region League One: Shettleston
  • West Region League Two: Johnstone Burgh

 

WEST OF SCOTLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE | 20th April 2020

The WoSFL issued a “Letter of Acceptance” to clubs,  basically a high level take on how we plan to work together. Can you please return this to me, having entered Club and Official`s name. We will treat name as signed.

WEST REGION SJFA|10th April 2020

All Clubs: Following the recent announcement from the SFA Response Group, the West Region Management Committee have discussed & decided in light of Scottish Football shutdown being extended until the 10th June 2020 there is little option but to declare all remaining League & Cup fixtures as cancelled.

Glenafton Athletic would like to thank our Management team, Players, Committees, Sponsors and our Supporters for their support and understanding throughout the course of the season. We look forward to seeing you in the season ahead. May you and your families stay safe.

WEST OF SCOTLAND FOOTBALL LEAGUE | 8th April 2020

We appreciate that these are difficult times for everyone and we hope that you are following the advice to stay safe and well.

We would like to update you on the club’s position on the West of Scotland Football League

  • On the 30/03/2020 Glenafton Athletic submitted our application to join the West of Scotland Football League for season 2020/21
  • The club also confirmed our intention retain membership of the Scottish Junior Football Association and thereby entry into the Scottish Junior Cup.

Yesterday, 7th April 2020, all clubs received a letter from Colin Chisholm, acting President of the West of Scotland Junior F.A. which included –

“As you are probably already aware all 63 of the Region’s Clubs have applied to join the new West of Scotland Football League with most, if not all, expressing an interest to retain membership of the S.J.F.A.. We certainly must look forward to this new challenge with a positive outlook and strive to attain the best possible outcome for our individual Clubs. Further details of the structure will be issued in due course and we must look forward to availing ourselves of this opportunity.”

The Letter in full is attached here

So begins a new era for Glenafton Athletic. The club will celebrate its 90th anniversary this season (30 years at Connel Park & 60 years at Loch Park) and can look back with great pride on our contribution to the Junior game in Scotland.

Of course, football roots in New Cumnock go back much deeper than that, beginning with Lanemark Football Club formed in 1875 at the heart of the miners’ rows at Connel Park. They competed at Senior level until their demise in 1920/21, 100 years ago! Many of their players made up the newly formed Junior side New Cumnock United that enjoyed great local success at Connel Park for almost a decade before they folded and were resurrected as Glenafton Athletic.

It is time to look forward, whilst honouring our past, to take on this new challenge and we can only do this with your continued support. We will continue you to provide updates, and in the meantime, please stay safe.

John Stewart, Secretary.

08 Apr 2020

Welcome to Loch Park

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