John ‘Tiger’ Shaw

Centenary year committee past and present

We are devastated to report that John ‘Tiger’ Shaw, our dear friend and colleague, passed away yesterday evening at the age of 94.

John was a much-loved figure at Newlandsfield and around the wider junior football fraternity. He will be greatly missed by us all.

John is pictured above (front right) in July 2008 with a selection of (at the time) past and present committee members and presidents of the club.

 

 

Festive Weekend at Pollok FC

Christmas is edging closer and it’s a busy time at Pollok FC, on and off the pitch. Next weekend (16/12) we welcome Kilwinning Rangers to Newlandsfield for what promises to be a close fought encounter. This will be our last home game of the year and forms part of a weekend of much activity at Newlandsfield.

On Saturday 16th December, we will have a pop-up Pollok shop in Loks function suite which will take care of any last minute stocking fillers for that Pollok fan in your life. We’ll be open before and after the match where you are welcome to come and enjoy the day with us. The 2018 Pollok calendar (£8) is pr

oving popular and the remaining copies will be on sale along with other club merchandise including hats, scarves, mugs and the much coveted Pollok club tie.

In the event of a weather related postponement, the pavilion will be open on Saturday between 12:30 and 4:30pm.

And then on Sunday 17th December the pavilion will be open between 12pm and 5pm for the annual Pollok Christmas Prize Draw. This event is a popular date in the club calendar and among the many prizes on offer this year are a Fitbit, a £50 Majestic wines voucher and the top prize of £250. The draw will be in safe hands with Jordan Longmuir as our special guest for the day. Club merchandise will also be available for purchase.

 

Finally, with a brief look ahead to 2018, the club will introduce what we hope becomes an annual fixture in the off the field calendar. On Feb 3rd 2018 we will hold the Pollok Football Club Ceilidh in the function suite at Loks. Tickets cost £25 and include a 3 course meal and live Ceilidh band. You can grab your tickets early for this next weekend either in Loks on Saturday or at the Christmas Draw on Sunday.

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

 

 

Fixture news: Girvan v Pollok

 

Due to Scottish Cup postponements at the weekend, our match against Auchinleck Talbot due to be played on the 9th of Dec has been postponed. We will now travel to Hamilton Park in South Ayrshire for the return league fixture against Girvan. The match has a 1:45pm kick off.

In our last match against Girvan the spoils were shared after a 2-2 draw at Newlandsfield with goals from Stefan McCluskey and Derek Hepburn.

At the moment our final league game of the year is scheduled for December the 16th when we will play host to Kilwinning Rangers. Again, this match has a 1:45pm kick off and just to remind supporters, we will be accepting donations for the Glasgow South West food bank at this match. Thanks to all who have already donated.

Christmas Foodbank Appeal 2017

In the run up to Christmas, the club is asking the Pollok support to bring along a small bag of non perishable food items to one of the next 3 home matches. The donations will be handed over to the Glasgow South West foodbank in time for Christmas to help those in our community who find themselves in crisis.

The foodbank welcome all non perishable food and basic toiletry items and at the moment are particularly in need of

The Pollok support have generously donated to the foodbank over the last few Christmases. Bags can be dropped off at the next three home games listed below.

2nd Dec – Glasgow Perthshire

9th Dec – Auchinleck Talbot

16th Dec – Kilwinning Rangers

Supporter Info: Pollok v Glasgow Perthshire

Ahead of Saturday’s match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Glasgow Perthshire supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

All supporters are cordially requested to comply fully with this, as neither club is responsible for any expense or disappointment resulting from attempts to ignore it.

The game kicks off at 1:45pm. Admission is £6 for adults, £3 for concessions (OAP’s and under 16’s).

 

Committee Meeting 29/11/2017

The committee will meet in the function room at Loks Bar and Kitchen on Wednesday 29th November at 7pm.

If any committee members who have a donation for the hampers could bring them along, it would be much appreciated.

Pollok staying home for Christmas

As a result of the 3-3 draw away at Glasgow Perthshire in the Scottish Cup last Saturday, we will now face the Keppoch Park men at Newlandsfield in a replay this Saturday (2nd Dec, 1:45pm KO). This replaces the original fixture against Rob Roy which was originally scheduled for this date. The cup replay is the first of 3 home fixtures in December as the ‘Lok round off a busy 2017.

On the 9th of December we will welcome Auchinleck Talbot to Newlandsfield for the first meeting of the two clubs this season. This game also has a 1:45pm kick off.

To round off the year we will face Kilwinning Rangers in the return fixture of the league calendar. The two clubs met earlier this season with a brace from Stefan McCluskey sealing the 3 points for Pollok in a hard fought 2-1 victory.

All three games kick off at 1:45pm and are £6/£3 entry.

And if you think a Saturday watching the ‘Lok may hinder your Christmas shopping then never fear, copies of the 2018 Pollok club calendar will be on sale at all home matches costing £8.

 

Murdie’s Movember

Don’t be mistaken for thinking over the next few weeks that there’s a new man in the ‘lok dugout on matchdays; it’s just our Assistant Manager Murdie who is cultivating a moustache for Movember!

Murdie and his work colleagues are raising money for Cancer Research and would really appreciate any help that the ‘lok family can provide.

Myself and a group of friends are taking part in Movember this year in order to raise money for Cancer Research. We are doing this in memory of our colleague who sadly passed away in the summer from Cancer. This terrible illness impacts on so many people’s lives in Scotland today. I am sure we all want this to change for the better. I hope that our club and supporters can help me and my colleagues raise as much money as possible for Cancer Research by donating at the link below; 

SPONSOR MURDIE HERE!

We will be extremely grateful for any donations that you can give!

A big thank you in advance.

Murdie MacKinnon