Welcome to Glenafton Athletic Junior Football Club.

glens_badge_star_topWe were formed in 1930 at the heart of the miners’ rows in Connel Park, New Cumnock, Ayrshire, Scotland and are known as ‘The Glens’ or ‘The Afton’. Our colours have been red and white since 1960 when we moved to our home at Loch Park in the heart of the village of New Cumnock.

We play in the West Region Premiership of the Scottish Junior Football Association .

Junior Football Legends Tournament

Congratulations to Glenafton’s Legends team that won the inaugural Junior Legends 7-a-side tourment at Renfrew on on Saturday 5th June. The Glens progressed from the group which also included Kilsyth Rangers, Largs Thistle and Paisley select before defeating Beith Juniors in the semi-final and Port Glasgow in the final.


Back row: John McMillan, Craig McEwan, Craig Potter, Kevin McBride, Craig Clark & Gary Matthews. Front row: Kieran McAnespie, Gavin Friels, Michelle McInnes (Manager). Calum McEwan (Assistant Manager) & Gareth Armstrong

Squad News

A Double Buff by the Glens

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Glenafton Athletic is delighted to announce that they have agreed terms with Craig Pettigrew and Ryan Nisbet both on Kilwinning Rangers books last season.

Craig Pettigrew: 32 year old defender Craig began his junior career with Lugar Boswell Thistle before stepping up to the seniors in 2005 with Ayr United. In the summer of 2008 he joined Auchinleck Talbot and during six seasons at Beechwood he won three Scottish Junior cups and two Premier Division titles as well as being capped for Scotland. Back to the seniors with Stranraer for two seasons and then Dumbarton for another before returning to Stair Park for a brief spell. Craig returned to Talbot in 2017 but within a few months moved on to Kilwinning Rangers.

Ryan Nisbet: 22 year old striker Ryan joined Ayr United U20 team in the summer of 2014 and was loaned out to Cumnock Juniors for a spell before returning to the Honest Men and stepping up to the first team . In the summer of 2016 he moved to Troon and joined Kilwinning Rangers the following season where he scored twice in the Buffs 4-3 win over the Glens at Abbey Park.

Welcome to Loch Park, Craig and Ryan.


Courtest of Kirkintilloch RR

Lee Gallacher

Glenafton Athletic can confirm we have agreed terms 24 year old left midfielder Lee Gallacher formerly of Kirkintilloch Rob Roy. Lee began his football career with Partick Thistle U17’s / U20’s before joinging Stenhousemuir in January 2015. He joined the Rabs in season 2015/16 and since has made 125 appearances and scored 32 goals for the club .
Welcome to Loch Park, Lee.


Pre-Season Fixtures

  • Saturday 6th July 2019 | KO 2pm
    • Maggie Buchan Memorial Shield
    • Glenafton Atheltic v Cumbernauld United
  • Saturday 13th July 2019 | KO 2pm
    • Glenafton Athletic v Sauchie
  • Saturday 20th July 2019 |KO 2pm
    • Dundonald Bluebell v Glenafton Athletic

Maggie’s Memorials


The management, players and committee have been considering ways to honour the memory of Maggie Buchan who sadly passed away earlier this year.

More here




Thanks to John Whiteford for his PFTJ support