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Whenever football stock trading is mentioned in casual conversations about sports betting, it usually pertains to the UK-based Football Index. Founded in 2015, Football Index is the trading platform with the highest name recall among football-afficionados-turned-bettors. These days, however, it is not the only platform making an impact among international football enthusiasts. The hottest new competitor in the arena of football trading is Footstock, a company based in Cologne, Germany.
 
Footstock was only launched in 2019, but it has a a licence and is fully regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. With its unique blend of features combining fantasy football with player trading, Footstock is set to become the next big name in virtual football trading.
 
If you haven’t joined Footstock yet, take advantage of a Footstock sign up offer that allows you to match your initial deposit up to £100. You can use the credits to start your Footstock journey immediately! Here are five important reasons to watch Footstock and to consider joining the platform soon.

It’s an All-in-One Platform for Trading and Fantasy Football

Compared to similar platforms like Football Index, SportStack, and Sorare, Footstock stands out for offering an all-in-one package. Being on Footstock grants users access to fantasy football tournaments—arguably the most-loved feature of the platform—as well as an active trading market. Thus, it’s Footstock that has a bit of everything for everyone, from the competitive fantasy league player to the up-and-coming bettor.

It Offers a Great Start to Football Stock Traders Who Are Just Starting Out

Those who are very serious about the stock trading aspect of virtual football would likely benefit the most from being on Football Index. But those who prefer casual trading or who want a more beginner-friendly betting experience will be able to find it on Footstock. What makes Footstock a great all-around trading platform is that it accommodates short-term and long-term traders alike, and not just the latter. 

It Has an Easy and Intuitive Player Card Trading System

Footstock boasts a full order book system on its platform and oversees commission-free trading. The main assets that make up Footstock’s trading system are its player cards, featuring players from the Premier League. Cards can be used to build a Footstock trader’s 11-man team for fantasy league tournaments, or they can be bought and sold according to the supply and demand of the market. Bettors can purchase these cards either individually from the market or buy them in packs from Footstock’s store. The EPL Standard packs contain basic or common player cards, while the more expensive Premium and Exclusive packs promise rarer and more valuable cards. The tournament points or points-per-game (PPG) section of each card will help a trader discern the player’s value. The cards don’t expire, so bettors can use them anytime during their run at Footstock. 

There Are Several Ways to Turn In a Profit

If you’ve signed up to Footstock, you’ve likely done so to get into fantasy league football, profit off of your football smarts, or both. What’s great about Footstock is that there are several ways you can be rewarded for engaging with the platform. For one, your savvy at collecting, buying, or selling player cards could net you a small fortune. If you take the right chances on a youth player, for example, you’ll earn a lot when their card accumulates in value. Your trading choices can also help you assemble a dream team for Footstock’s free-to-play or pay-to-play fantasy tournaments. The better your portfolio is, the higher your chances of scoring big in these competitions.

You’re Sure to Make Friends in the Footstock Community
 
Some bettors like to make friends on their chosen platform and actively look for a great community to participate in. That’s surely an aspect that Footstock has covered. Its growing user community has been singled out by football traders as one of the friendliest, most welcoming, and most supportive. If you join Footstock, you’ll meet users who love the game as much as you do, and who also love seeing their favourites excel. This is a wonderful environment in which to trade tips, sell assets, and sound off on just about anything related to football.
 
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, football fans must be missing the game more than ever. But part of the excitement can live on safely in a virtual environment like Footstock’s. On Footstock, bettors can collect cards of their favourites, trade with others, or try their luck in fantasy league games. These qualities should be reason enough for you to explore Footstock and enjoy the ultimate online footballing experience!
Monday, 07 September 2020 16:16

Five Things You Missed This Week

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       1) New Appointments for Hibs Women

Hibernian Women’s FC have made three new additions to their new Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) National Performance League coaching team. 

Lewis Melee, Charlotte Potts and Kirk Phillips will make up the new-look Hibees’ coaching team as the trio seek glory in the newly rebranded SHAAP National Performance League.

Melee, previously of Dundee FC, has taken over the role after a successful stint as Community Development Manager for the Hibernian Community Foundation. 

Potts, who joined the club as a player this summer from Sunderland Ladies AFC, will hope her playing experience in the women’s game will spur her youngsters on to follow in her footsteps.

Finally, Phillips, an MSc Sport Performance Enhancement Graduate from Wishaw, has joined the club on back of spells with Motherwell and Hibernian as a Sports Science Intern.

 

 

      2) SFA Launch New Return to Football FAQ Page

A new ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page has been created on the official SFA website, providing guidance on a safe return to match-play. 

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Description automatically generatedFollowing the transition to ‘Phase Three’ of the SFA Joint Response Group’s Return to Football Route map, friendly matches have been granted permission to return from the 12th September, as long as they adhere to strict match day protocols.

This has left many clubs, coaches, parents and players with more specific questions for the football authorities as they look to enjoy a safe return to match play from next weekend.

The FAQ page provides you will with all you need to know to ensure you and your club can enjoy a safe return to playing matches.

Visit the Return to Football FAQ page by clicking here.

 

         3) Celtic FC Women Appoint New Head of Girls' Academy

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Description automatically generatedTina Stewart has been appointed the new ‘Head of Girls’ Academy’ at Celtic FC.

Stewart joins the club from a role at the SFA and is no stranger to the Girls’ Academy programme at Parkhead. The ex-Celtic player played in the club’s first female Old Firm Derby before going onto become of one the first members of the coaching staff when the Women’s’ and Girls’ programme was launched back in 2007.

Stewart began coaching with the Under-11s and has since coached at every age group from u11s to Reserves. Everyone at YFS would like to wish Tina the best of luck in her new role!

 

       4) Ngwenya Goes Pro for Dons

Kieran Ngwenya has signed a full-time professional contract with Aberdeen FC and has been named in the club’s reserve squad for the 2020/21 season.

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Description automatically generatedNgwenya featured regularly last season for the Dons’ U18 squad whilst impressively continuing his full-time studies.

The left-back joins from Tynecastle Boys Club where he became a Scottish Juvenile Youth player and a Scottish Youth FA Cup Finalist.

Everyone at YFS would also like to congratulate Kieran on his move and wish him every success in his career. Good luck, Kieran!

 

          5) Bellshill Athletic Awarded with Lifesaving Defibrillator

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Bellshill Athletic FC Development have been awarded with a lifesaving defibrillator from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust.

The SFPT, in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, will provide 12 community clubs with a defibrillator as part of the SFP Trust Defibrillator Project 2020.

The club’s official twitter account said: “We would like to thank everyone @SFP_football in awarding Bellshill Athletic with a defibrillator, the club is overwhelmed by the generosity."

The Scottish Football Association have announced the winners of the 2020 Grassroots Awards for this year in the Central, East, and North regions.

The awards, presented by McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail, honour the unsung heroes of the Scottish game.

Speaking to the SFA Website when the nominations for the awards first opened, SFA Head of Development, Andrew Gould said: “In the past year, the grassroots game has continued to flourish, but it feels particularly important to recognise the incredible work of those in the grassroots game at a time like this.”

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the awards ceremony was unable be held in person with the regional awards instead presented remotely via Zoom. 

On the awards taking place amid the Coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on football, Gould continued: “The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been astronomical for everyone in football, from the very top level all the way through to the grassroots game. 

“The dedication shown by thousands of volunteers across the country all year round deserves recognition, so I would like to thank everyone who commits their time and energy, as it is truly essential to our game.”

The awards are split into six categories, and the winners are as follows:

Best Volunteer in Youth Football

Central Region: John Reid
East Region:
 John Duncan – Chair & Coach at Crieff Juniors, Chair of Perth & Kinross Youth FA.
North Region: Carol Baxter – ADJFA Match Secretary

Best Volunteer in Adult Football

Central Region: William King – Chryston Amateurs
East Region:
 Bill McConnell – led support in creation of Walking Football League.
North Region: Karen Mason - Inverness Caledonian Thistle WFC

Best Volunteer in Girls’ & Women’s Football

Central Region: Davie Gray
East Region:
 Sandy McWilliam – Dryburgh Athletic Community Club
North Region: Neil Daniel – Donside Community FC

Best Para-Football Project

Central Region: Milngavie FC
East Region:
 Dundee United Para-Football Club – Dundee United Community Trust
North Region: Westdyke Community Club Cerebral Palsy Football

Best Community Football for All Project

Central Region: Milton FC and Bannockburn High School – School of Football
East Region:
 Montrose Community Trust

Best Young Volunteer

Central Region: Abbie Trotter
East Region:
 Jack Tindal – Arbroath Community Sports Club & Friockheim Primary School.
North Region: Paul Davidson – Colony Park Juveniles FC

Youth Football Scotland want to pass on their congratulations to all of this year’s winners and to those that got nominated. 

To find out more about the SFA and grassroots football, go to https://www.scottishfa.co.uk/football-development/.

 

Monday, 17 August 2020 13:47

Five Things You May Have Missed This Week

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In a hectic week for Scottish football, both on and off the field, here are some of the exciting new stories you may have missed from YFS.

 

1)     Yet More Teams Return to Training

Cranhill United FC, Coatbridge Rovers, Hutchie Vale Girls, Edinburgh City, Forfar Farmington

Thorn Athletic even went one step further; heading to the dunes for some tough running drills during pre-season – Craig Levein would love to see it!

2)     Kerse United Pay Thanks to Medical Service

Following on from Hibs, Grangemouth-based side Kerse United will have “Thank You NHS” emblazoned on the front of their away kit next season, in recognition of the work provided in the Forth Valley and beyond.

Provided by Be Teamwear, the kit – which has been donated - will be made by Joma. The colour is a daring pink, selected by the players, and the badge will sit underneath a single black star to recognise the Scottish Cup triumph of 2019.

3)     SYFA Exploring Dual Registrations

The fantastic news about a new Lowland Development League has now been followed by the news that the SYFA are exploring the possibility of dual registrations – allowing players to for both their SYFA team and teams from other Scottish FA associations and leagues.

The move would only affect those SYFA players within older age groups.

4)     Castlevale Coaches Cycle to Raise Funds

This week, a group of coaches from Castlevale Youth Development Club cycled from Glasgow to Edinburgh to raise funds for the club after they suspended all club fees during lockdown.

The coaches raised over £2,500 to recuperate the money the club lost as a result of suspending fees. Castlevale’s 2010s coach and vice-chairman, Mike Douglas, spoke to YFS TV about the fundraiser and the impact it will have on the club over the course of the season. 

Watch the full interview here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=761512954667222

You can also donate to Castlevale here: http://yfs.news/Castlevalefundraiser

 

5)     Three Scottish Players Move to The States for Soccer Scholarships

Youth Football Scotland’s long-term partners Future Pro USA had three of their Scottish clients successfully travel to the US this week to pursue a soccer scholarship. 

Aisha Maughan left Edinburgh Airport on Wednesday to join NCAA Division 1 side, Virginia Commonwealth University, after impressing for Hearts and Scotland back home.

Caden Beaton departed for the States on Tuesday to begin his journey to Des Moines, Iowa, where he will join the men’s soccer program at Grand View University.

Ex-St Johnstone man Thomas Gray flew out to Mississippi on Thursday to sign for NAIA powerhouse: William Carey University.

You can learn more about Future Pro USA and how you can also earn a soccer scholarship in the states here: http://yfs.news/futureprousa

 

Monday, 10 August 2020 15:31

7 Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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In a brand new feature, Matthew Muir looks back at the week that was - highlighting stories that you may have missed from YFS' social feed.

 

1.     Hutchie Vale’s young kids return to training.

 

Hutchison Vale’s Kids School continued training last week following some successful first sessions back on the pitch! After months of training on Zoom calls, YFS photographer Liliana Paterson was at hand to take photos as the kids took to the ball for the first time in five months.  

 

2.     Norrie McCathie Development Squad return to training. 

 

Another club to return to training were the Norries, named after the late ex-Dunfermline player, Norrie McCathie. Despite, having to battle the elements of typical Scottish weather in their first session back, the young players were in high spirits as they returned to the pitch.

 

 

3.     Scottish Premiership Academy make a comeback.

 

Hamilton Accies Academy were one of the latest professional football academy to return to training last week. Returning to the FOYS Stadium, coach George Cairns, had some wise words to say to his players 

“It’s amazing to get the youth players back in and  training. The past few months have been difficult for us all, however, if it’s taught us anything it’s to appreciate what we have.”

 

 

4.     Ayrshire Academy praise players as training resumes. 

 

Another one of many academy and youth clubs to make a return to training in the past few weeks, was Ayr United Academy. On announcing their return on social media, the Academy said 

“After 365 days since they last kicked a ball, the teams are back. Well done to everyone to get to this point. Today saw the U11, U12, U13 and U15 boys training, keeping to the restrictions in place.”

The Academy also thanked the Scottish FA, Scottish FA South West Region and the Scottish Government for “their clear plan”.

 

 

 

5.     Newburgh Juniors announce new signing.

 

Newburgh Juniors 2007’s youth team, based in Perthshire welcomed their newest player, Jack Moody to the squad. Moody will sport the number ‘22’ shirt and joins another three new players the ‘Burgh Boys’ have signed, in what was a busy week for the youth side.

 

 

6.     Five go pro at Dundee United!

 

It was a busy week for the Dundee United Academy as they bolstered their squad with four players signing full-time professional contracts as well as one new signing. 

 

Fin Malcolm, Miller Thomson, Sam Lovie and Dom Naglik are the four Young Terrors who put pens to two-year deals, while 17-year-old Jacob Comerford officially joined from Hutchison Vale Boys Club. 

 

On Comerford, Director Andy Goldie said “We are also delighted to welcome Jacob Comerford from Hutchison Vale Boys Club with the view of offering him a full-time contract in the future.

 

 

7.     Summer Coaching sessions finish as school return nears.

 

With all Scottish schools to return from tomorrow (Tuesday 11) and to be back full-time by Monday 18, summer coaching sessions were coming to an end. Sessions were coached by FTBL Elite Coaching, Football Buzz and Box Soccer. YFS were along to capture photos of final sessions.

 

 

 

 

The Scottish Youth Football Association (SYFA) have announced that they have received a donation of £300,000 from Scottish football philanthropist James Anderson.

The funding boost, which comes through the Scottish Football Partnership Trust, is predicted to benefit over 4,000 youth teams and 60,000 players ahead of next season.

Speaking to the SFP Trust’s official website, SYFA chairman John McCrimmond said: “We would like to express the utmost gratitude to James Anderson for this outstanding gesture and, of course, to the Scottish Football Partnership for their ongoing support.”

The donation comes to the SYFA after the SFP Trust identified that support would be needed to cover additional costs that are presented due to the need for increased safety procedures.

These safety procedures include: PPE, medical kits, hand sanitisers, training kit and footballs.

The SFP Trust and the SYFA have already highlighted that this funding will cover costs of membership/affiliation fees for teams that compete in small-sided and eleven-aside leagues, who have had their season disrupted.

The SYFA cover the majority of age groups in Scottish youth football, up to under-21 level, which means there are over 4,000 teams and over 62,000 players who play under the SYFA banner.

“The ability to provide an entire season of SYFA membership free of charge to every team in Scotland will go some way to relieving this burden," McCrimmond said.

The majority of the SYFA operational costs are covered by membership fees which are normally payed by youth teams.

An earlier SYFA statement said: “The donation will help alleviate increased costs that clubs and parents face due to the new safety measures associated with Covid-19 pandemic and also support coaching, sports first aid and grassroots volunteers." the statement concluded.

The SYFA chairman also expressed how important it is to get youth players back playing football: “Whilst the spotlight has been on the professional game, it is at grassroots level that the vast majority of football in this country”.

“Last season we had more than 60,000 registered players who haven’t been able to play football for four months now.”

 “This money will help ensure that we get as many of those players back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

Importantly, the SFA have confirmed a staged approach that will allow for the grassroots sides to return to competitive football by late Autumn.

The four-stage approach is as follows:

Stage 1 - Return to restricted contact training for adults.

Stage 2 - Full return to contact training.

Stage 3 - Local inter club match activity (including local friendly matches).

Stage 4 - Return to affiliated competitions.

While no official return dates have been confirmed, the SFA are hopeful of a return to full competition by late Autumn, with mid-October being identified as the earliest possible date.

Thomas McKeown, Scottish FA Board Director and Chair of the JRG Grassroots Sub Group said: “The Scottish FA has been encouraged to see so many clubs engaging with their local community, enabling people to return safely to a restricted programme of football training and activity.”

“As we continue to plan ahead, the Grassroots sub group of the Scottish FA Coronavirus Joint Response Group has created tentative plans providing a framework to inform Affiliated National Associations and Leagues of the steps which could allow a return to competition to take place, given any future approval by the Scottish Government.”

The planned changes could see competitive grassroots football return for the first time since all football was indefinitely suspended in March 2020.

McKeown went onto add: “It must be stressed that the return to competition requires many factors to be considered and will be predicated on the continued progress being made in Scotland against the virus. 

"Therefore, dates are only indicative and are subject to change based on public health guidance. Each stage will also be based upon the continued easing of restrictions and with approval of the Scottish Government.”

“Whilst there are no specific dates available at this point, the Scottish FA will work with Affiliated National Associations and Leagues via the Grassroots Sub Group to identify how the stages above could be implemented and what protocols will be required.”

“The Scottish FA would like to thank everyone involved in the game for continuing to support the phased return of football and for following the current guidelines in place.”

With a phased approach now in place, these potential changes offer a glimmer of hope for grassroots players across the country, who have been starved of competitive action for over four months.

COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. All sectors have already felt the heat with schools being the most affected. First, these institutions that accommodate learning kids and teens were forced to close doors since March this year. But after much deliberation, many countries are thinking of reopening schools and allowing students to continue with their studies. Apart from classroom learning, school competitions such as sports, debates, and practical projects will still have to go on since they are in the curriculum.
 

Governments have already set school reopening measure that includes handwashing, monitoring of kids' health, and social distancing as a way to curb the spread of coronavirus in schools. For instance, the UK schools have plans to reopen before summer ends and all learning institutions have to adhere to the set guidelines. 

Extra Temporary Classrooms

The priority for all UK schools in Europe, the USA, and other parts of the world is to have extra classrooms. Students will use most of their limited time in school learning. Hence, there is a rush to make temporary classrooms since they are affordable. 

Fortunately, experienced temporary structure providers such as Smart Space companies in the UK have numerous turnkey solutions for any school. Their temporary classrooms can be built almost anywhere because they can fit in any space including hidden and hard to reach corners. 

Schools that have embraced the use of temporary classrooms should consider the following facilities to ensure that social distance is maintained and pupils are safe:

• Enough space - The main reason to go for this option is to create more space for social distancing. The minimum distance from one desk to the other is 1.5 meters. It’s no wonder why it is now called the 1.5-meter economy. There is no compromise.
• Glass boundaries - Although it seems like a lot of work, it is better to install a glass boundary or protector right in front of every desk. Students and pupils, especially the young ones, might need to interact with their friends when borrowing items from each other, and this will stop the spread of the virus. 

Extra Temporary Halls for Competitions

Apart from temporary classrooms, which are crucial to curb the spread of the virus in UK schools or any other part of the world, there is a need for extra temporary halls for competition. Schools cannot completely scrap sports and other competitions that are done in halls. 

Again, Smart Space experts are the best in this. They have a variety of options when it comes to materials for frames, covers, flooring, and other amenities in the halls. What schools need to know is that the budget also varies depending on the factors that we have mentioned. The custom-made solutions from Smart Space are better than the modular option because they will be made to suit the current needs of the school. Hence, it is better to visit the official website and give them a call to discuss this further. 

Since it might be difficult to have halls that accommodate all students at once while maintaining social distance, teachers can subdivide the students into small groups for a variety of competitions. For instance, indoor sports should only be attended by the players and a small audience that is following the set social distance guidelines. 

These temporary halls should have enough ventilation to allow the free circulation of air at all times. The providers of these halls will further advise on other ways that these halls can lower the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Other Structures to Promote Social Distance in Schools

Apart from classrooms and competition halls, schools must also think about extra space for the library, laboratories, and dining areas if these will be used. Social distance is necessary to avoid putting students at risk. If the budget is tight, some of the competition halls can be converted for other uses. However, libraries need to be expanded, and again, Smart Space knows how to go about this. They can expand any library, even ones with hard to reach spaces. 

Conclusion

It is clear that temporary structures are the best solutions to increase space in schools. Whether your school is looking for extra classrooms or a package that entails competition halls and libraries, these structures are the best for you. Talk to the experts today to comply with social distance guidelines for schools.

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today confirmed that from July 13th, children and young people across Scotland can resume playing outdoors sports - permitting that government guidelines are followed.

 

“Contact and physical sports can resume for children and young people subject to guidance being followed from July 13th,” Sturgeon confirmed.

 

The “guidance” that the First Minister mentioned means that should infection rates rise and the move is deemed unsafe, the government can go into “reverse gear” and shut it down again.

 

Announcements from respective footballing bodies are expected to be made in due course, with Scottish Women's Football (SWF) making a statement on July 10th.

 

The First Minister previously stated in her Phase Two briefing that July 13th was the provisional date for outdoor sports to resume and today was delighted to confirm these plans.

 

Youth Football in Scotland has been at a complete standstill since Scotland went into lockdown on March 20th and many young players are eager to get back out kicking a ball for their respective clubs.

 

This guideline would now potentially allow coaches at grassroots clubs to conduct small grouped training sessions with their players as preparation ahead of the new season.

 

Sturgeon however said non-professional adult sports will not resume before July 31st but her government will work closely to get sports up and running as soon as possible.

 

The First Minister also confirmed to the nation that Scotland would be moving from Phase Two into Phase Three of the Covid-19 lockdown route map.

 

The First Minister explained why the changes from Phase Two into Phase Three were being implemented:  “Covid-19 has now been supressed in Scotland to a low level even in the last 3 weeks since I last updated parliament there has been significant progress”.

 

“We can move from Phase Two into Phase Three in lockdown restrictions as we have assessed the progress against tackling covid-19 against the six criteria for this stage set out by the World Health Organisation and we have concluded that we meet each of them.”

 

A full list of Covid-19 Phase Three restrictions will be posted on the Scottish Governments website later today.

The Scottish Lowland Development League have tonight announced how the new East and West Regions will be structured for season 20/21.

 

Last week, 68 teams were confirmed to be taking part in the brand new Lowlands Development League – but this is the first announcement as to the set up of each new conference.

 

The 30-team East Region is split into two conferences, with 16 teams in Conference A and 14 teams in Conference B.

 

The 38-team West Region is split into three conferences, in a 14-12-12 split.

 

The layout for the East Conferences is as follows:

 

Conference A:

 

Bonnyrigg Rose
Camelon
Edinburgh City
Edinburgh South
Edinburgh United
Edinburgh University
Gala Fairydean Rovers
Glenrothes
Kelty Hearts
Kennoway Star Hearts
Kirkcaldy & Dysart
Musselburgh Athletic
Penicuik Athletic
Preston Athletic
Sauchie
Spartans

 

Conference B:

 

Blackburn United
Civil Service Strollers
Dalkeith Thistle
Dunipace
East Fife
Heriot-Watt University
Hill of Beath Hawthorn
Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts
Jeanfield Swifts
Leith Athletic
Lothian Thistle HV
Tynecastle
University of Stirling
Whitehill Welfare

 

The layout of the West Conferences is as follows:

 

Conference A:

 

Bellshill Athletic

Blantyre Victoria

Bonnyton Thistle

BSC Glasgow

Caledonian Braves

Carluke Rovers

Cumbernauld Colts

East Kilbride

Forth Wanderers

Kirkintiloch Rob Roy

Mid Annandale

Newmains United

Shettleston

St Roch’s

 

Conference B:

 

Benburb

Clydebank

Drumchapel

Johnstone Burgh

Maryhill

Pollok

Renfrew

Rossvale

St Anthony’s

St Cadocs

Vale of Leven

Yoker Athletic

 

Conference C:

 

Ardrossan Winton Rovers

Arthurlie

Beith

Cumnock

Darvel

Irvine Meadow

Kilwinning Rangers

Largs Thistle

Maybole

Neilston

Troon

Whittles Victoria

 

Currently there is no confirmed date to when the new Development League will proceed with fixtures, however the West of Scotland Football League are aiming to have their season potentially up and running by October.

A total of 68 teams across Scotland have been confirmed to be playing in the newly formed Lowlands Development League, with clubs split into an East and West Conference, although it has still to be determined which conference each club will fall into.

There will be two league conferences in the East, with a 16-14 split, and three conferences in the West, with a split of 14-12-12.

The league will become part of the SPFL pyramid and will be known as the sixth tier while acting as a feeder to the Scottish Lowland Football League and brand new West of Scotland Football League, directly above.

The newly founded league campaign has been set a start date for October but will be in accordance of the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government and the SFA due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

There will be cup competitions throughout the campaign with two in the East and West and one where all 68 clubs will participate. 

The list below, shows each of the 68 clubs and in which Conference, albeit not determined they could potentially play under. 

East Conference – 30 teams

·       Blackburn United

·       Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic

·       Camelon

·       Civil Service Strollers

·       Dalkeith Thistle

·       Dunipace

·       East Fife

·       Edinburgh City

·       Edinburgh South

·       Edinburgh United

·       Edinburgh University

·       Gala Fairydean Rovers

·       Glenrothes

·       Heriot Watt University

·       Hill of Beath Hawthorn

·       Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts

·       Jeanfield Swifts

·       Kelty Hearts

·       Kennoway Star Hearts

·       Kirkcaldy and Dysart

·       Leith Athletic

·       Lothian Thistle HV

·       Musselburgh Athletic

·       Penicuik Athletic

·       Preston Athletic

·       Sauchie

·       Spartans

·       Tynecastle

·       University of Stirling

·       Whitehill Welfare

 

West Conference – 38 teams

·       Ardrossan Winton Rovers

·       Arthurlie

·       Beith Juniors

·       Bellshill Athletic

·       Benburb Juniors

·       Blantyre Victoria

·       Bonnyton Thistle

·       BSC Glasgow

·       Caledonian Braves

·       Carluke Rovers

·       Clydebank

·       Cumbernauld Colts

·       Cumnock Juniors

·       Darvel

·       Drumchapel United

·       East Kilbride

·       Forth Wanderers

·       Irvine Meadow

·       Johnstone Burgh F.C

·       Kilwinning Rangers

·       Kirkintilloch Rob Roy

·       Largs Thistle

·       Maryhill F.C

·       Maybole Juniors

·       Mid Annandale

·       Neilston Juniors

·       Newmains United

·       Pollok F.C.

·       Renfrew F.C.

·       Rossvale

·       Shettleston

·       St Anthony's

·       St Cadocs Youth Club

·       St Roch's

·       Troon F C

·       Vale of Leven

·       Whitletts Victoria

·       Yoker Athletic

 

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