The committee will meet this Tuesday 25th August at 19:30 in the pavilion.
On 8th August 2015 Arthurlie will play Pollok at Newlandsfield for the Joseph S Marshall Trophy.
Both clubs will now compete annually for this trophy in the Sectional League Cup fixture.
The trophy has been donated by the family & many friends of Joe, who sadly passed away on 3rd April this year after a short battle with cancer.
For around 30 years Joe lived a short distance from Newlandsfield. He was an avid Pollok supporter & member of the club for many years. During that time he made many friends at the club.
The willingness of Arthurlie & Pollok to compete for this trophy reiterates the good relationship enjoyed between the clubs.
Joe was someone who can only be described as a true gentleman. He was my father in law & I had massive respect for him as a person & for everything that he stood for.
When Robert, Alan, Phil & I were appointed the new management team at Arthurlie I expected to get a bit of stick off him, albeit in good humour.
But on the contrary, after the announcement was made he came to my house, shook my hand, congratulated me, asked me to pass on his congratulations to the rest of the guys and said "This is a well-deserved & fantastic opportunity for you all. An opportunity that you are right to take, good luck."
Joe was a family man and enjoyed nothing better than spending time with his family.
On Saturdays he could more than often be found at the Pollok game with his friends, son and grandsons. And he took great delight in boasting 3 generations of his family supporting Pollok on a regular basis.
Joe's wife, Sallie; children and partners, Nicole and Stevie, Simone and Lachlan, Ross and Donna; grandchildren, Connor, Caleb, Fraser, Ewan, Anne, Tilly and Jenny plus the extended family all feel a massive loss along with all his friends.
However, the introduction of this trophy demonstrates how much Joe meant to so many people. Everyone can be very proud and take great comfort in that.
I am sure the match will be a good spectacle and great advert for the junior game.
It will be an emotional day for Joe's friends & family but it will undoubtedly be a fantastic tribute to a fantastic man.
Pollok United Soccer Academy’s 2003s team are about to make the leap to playing eleven aside matches this coming season, and are seeking new players to boost our squad numbers.
The boys will be playing in the Paisley, Johnstone and District League on Saturday mornings, with home matches being played at Nethercraigs. Training takes place at the academy’s purpose-built Dennis Donnelly Park on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Interested parties should contact Andy Elliott on 07794 047 068
Name: Chris Walker
Previous Club: Shotts Bon Accord
The latest name to added to Tony McInally’s squad for season 2015-16 is 6’5” central defender Chris Walker, who joins Lok from Shotts. Eagle-eyed supporters may recognise Chris from a short spell at Camp New in 2009 where he made three starts and one sub appearance.
Lok manager Tony McInally said of Chris: “Chris is a 6’5” central defender who, as you can imagine, is very dominant in the air.
“He has developed into a very powerful defender who scores plenty of goals from set plays.
“He’s the kind of player that Pollok fans love to see, and I’m sure fans will take to his style of play.”
Name: Colin Williamson
Previous Club: Cumnock Juniors
pollokfc.com is delighted to welcome playmaker Colin Williamson to the club’s midfield for the coming season. Another Tony McInally protégé, Colin joins Lok having spent the previous two season at Townhead Park in Cumnock.
McInally told pollokfc.com “Colin is a top class junior midfielder with a tremendous engine, great work ethic and an excellent range of passing.
“He did a great job for us at Shotts, but in addition, he’s been mixing it with the best midfielders in the game for a few years now, and we’ll benefit from his experience.
“Colin was highly sought after by top junior clubs, and a handful of senior clubs, so it goes without saying that we are delighted he choose to come to Pollok.”
Name: Mark Sideserf
Previous Club: Irvine Meadow
Joining Lok to shore up the left side of defence, former McInally alumnus Sideserf joins his old manager at Pollok
McInally: “Left back has been a problem area for us since we joined the club and we are delighted with capture of one of the best left backs in junior football.
“Mark played for us at Shotts previously and has matured and developed into a top class junior now.
His best years should be at Pollok and he is a talented player with great technical ability.”
Name: Ross McCabe
Previous Club: Petershill
Powerful stopper Ross McCabe has joined Pollok for the coming season. A recognisable figure in the Peasy defence for several seasons past, McCabe brings with him a wealth of junior and senior experience, having made his debut for Hamilton Accies first team at the age of just sixteen.
Tony McInally told pollokfc.com: “We were looking for a strong, proven, dominant centre back with leadership qualities and Ross has all of these attributes so he will be big asset to Pollok for years to come.”
Name: Derek Hepburn
Previous Club: Vale of Clyde
Dynamic forward Derek Hepburn has joined Pollok after the out-of-contract player agreed to join the Newlandsfield men for the coming season.
Tony McInally was effusive in his praise for the young forward. “Derek is a very pacy, creative, skilful player who can play wide or up top with an eye for goal. He played for Rangers in his teenage years.
He is a player who has been on our radar for some time and we hope we can coach and develop to reach his undoubted potential.”
While the ink dries on deals for some new faces at Newlandsfield, we are delighted to inform supporters of three familiar faces who have agreed terms to remain at Lok for the Southside club’s return to the top league.
They are, in alphabetical order, winger Kevin ‘Taz’ Bradley, midfielder Kieran McAleenan and defender Gary Wild.
Tony McInally told pollokfc.com: “One of the things I swore I would bring back to Pollok was stability, and I think the fact that we’ve held onto ten or eleven of the guys who played consistently for us last season shows that.
“It’s a big year coming up, and if you look at the teams who’ve been competitive in the top league over the years, you’ll see they’re usually settled squads, with a few changes and tweaks each year.
“That’s the philosophy we’re bringing back to Pollok.”
Meanwhile, going in the opposite direction, the club have released Jamie Barclay, Guiseppe Capuano, Jamie Darroch, Ryan McBeth and Graeme McLaren.
Tony McInally asked pollokfc.com to publicly offer his thanks to the outgoing players for their efforts at the club and to wish each of them all the best in future at their new clubs.
There will be further announcements later in the week, so come back and check the site every day!