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Penman joins coaching staff

The more eagle eyed supporters may have noticed a new face on the coaching staff over this weekend and we’d like to take the opportunity to welcome Ian Penman to Pollok as he joins Murdie’s management team.

A player with Neilston and EK Thistle, he has since been assistant at EK and Blantyre Vics as well as on the coaching staff at Irvine Meadow.

Welcome to Newlandsfield, Ian!

Supporter Info – Pollok v Cumnock

Ahead of this Saturday’s Macron Scottish Junior Cup match, we would like to remind all Pollok and Cumnock supporters that absolutely NO alcohol is permitted inside Newlandsfield Park under any circumstances.

In order to assist Pollok FC officials to manage this, security staff will be present at Newlandsfield on Saturday.

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 admission fee is £6 for adults and £3 for concessions (OAPs and under 16s).

McGhie signs on as Assistant to Murdie

Pollok FC can tonight confirm the addition of Billy McGhie to the coaching staff as assistant to Murdie Mackinnon.

After a senior playing career of nearly 400 games at Clydebank, Partick Thistle and Queen of the South and then a nine year spell Junior with Arthurlie, Petershill and Shettleston, he became manager of Clydebank in 2003 where he spent over 13 seasons, leaving the Bankies in December 2016. He most recently held the managerial reins at Kilbirnie Ladeside, serving as manager from May 2017 until his decision to leave earlier in October 2018.

Welcome to Pollok, Billy!

Billy Kerr joins Murdie’s backroom staff

Pollok FC are delighted to announce that Billy Kerr has joined manager Murdie Mackinnon’s backroom team as goalkeeping coach. Billy brings an abundance of experience with previous spells at Rangers, Hamilton Accies, Ashfield, Irvine Meadow and Kilbirnie Ladeside.

The club would also like to put on record their thanks and best wishes to Stewart Ralston and Brian Whelan who have now left the club.

Pollok FC delighted to announce partnership with Westpoint Homes

Pollok Football Club are delighted to announce their newly formed partnership with Westpoint Homes, one of central Scotland’s most highly-regarded, private home builders. The partnership will see Westpoint Homes’ branding displayed at Newlandsfield Park, and on the cover of the match day programme.

The relationship was formed in the Southside of Glasgow, where both Pollok F.C and Westpoint Homes have grown as teams considerably over the years. Indeed, trophy cabinets are not just required at Newlandsfield, we’d like to congratulate Westpoint on their recent Herald Property Award.

The partnership is an exciting opportunity for both Pollok FC and Westpoint Homes as both organisations are passionate about carrying out work to benefit the local community.

We’ve already welcomed Westpoint in to the Pollok family and valuable time was spent together recently as Westpoint Homes attended the Pollok FC open day at Loks Bar & Kitchen.

Check out Wespoint’s latest development in Pollokshields

Fancy being a sweeper for the Lok?

The ground team are looking for some volunteers this Saturday to get the terraces clean and ready for the big kick off on Saturday afternoon.

If you can spare a few hours from 8am on Saturday, drop down to Newlandsfield to lend a hand.

We’ll then kick off the 2018-19 campaign with our Sectional League Cup match against Maryhill at 2pm.

MTLN!

A guide to season 2018-19

The dust has only just settled on last season but we’re already looking ahead with the players due to report back to pre-season training this Saturday. We’ve got some friendly fixtures lined up later in July but before that we just wanted to go through a bit of housekeeping with several changes happening in the structure of our league and cup competitions in the coming season.

Expanded premier division

You’ll no doubt be aware after this was passed at last years West Region AGM, but this season the Premier Division has gone from 12 teams to 16. We’ve lost Arthurlie and Girvan but First Division champions Petershill move up along with Largs Thistle, Renfrew, Cambuslang Rangers, Troon and Irvine Meadow XI. The league is now called the Premiership with the Championship, League 1 and League 2 sitting below that.

This season the league kicks off on August 4th with a trip to newly promoted Renfrew. We then welcome Largs to Newlandsfield before a trip to the seaside to play Troon. Check out our fixtures page for the first half of the season’s fixtures..

NEW SECTIONAL CUP FORMAT

The Sectional Cup has been revamped for season 2018/19 bringing together the Central and Ayrshire sections into one competition. All West region teams have been split into groups of 8 teams, bar one which has 7 teams. The teams within that group of 8 were then drawn into two mini groups of 4. (Still with us?) This group of 4 is our section for the next two seasons. In the third season, the same original group of 8 will be redrawn into two fresh groups of 4.

Our main sectional group contains; Clydebank, Maryhill, Rossvale, Shettleston, Vale of Clyde, Vale of Leven and Yoker.

For season 2018/19 and 2019/20 we have been drawn in a group containing;

Maryhill

Rossvale

Shettleston

These sectional group fixtures will take place over one week at the beginning of the season on the 28th July, 30th July and 1st August (Sat, Mon, Wed). We play Maryhill at home on Saturday 28th, Shettleston away on Monday 30th and are at home to Rossvale on Wednesday the 1st of August.

The winner of our section and the winner from the other mini section in our group will then meet in the second round of the competition.

Other competition NEWS…

The Scottish Junior Cup will kick off on September 15th, with the second round scheduled 2 weeks later on September 29th.

The West of Scotland Cup will continue and Pollok have been drawn to play away at Ardrossan Winton Rovers. This match is currently scheduled for November 10th.

The Central League Cup will not go ahead this season.

The end-of-season Evening Times Cup will now be contested the following season.

Full fixture details can be found here