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2024 Player of the Year Night

We are pleased to confirm that our 2024 Player of the Year night will take place on Saturday 11th May at Loks Bar & Kitchen, with the evening commencing at 7:30.

The evening will see the efforts of the team and management acknowledged in a season which has seen us reach our first final in six years, while also appearing in the third round of the Scottish Cup for a second consecutive season. Awards will be handed out for Young Player of the Year, Management Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer, and Pollok FC Player of the Year.

The night will be hosted by a compere and DJ, with games, prizes to be won, karaoke, and a Q and A session with the manager, Stewart Maxwell. There will also be an excellent buffet, provided by our hosts at Loks. This is a great opportunity for all of our members and supporters, young and old, to meet the team, and celebrate Pollok Football Club at the end of what has been a challenging season.

 

The last few months have been difficult for everyone involved at the club, but the efforts of the players and management cannot be overlooked. Between some great Scottish Cup ties, and the run to the West of Scotland Cup final, there have been many exciting moments, and great performances throughout the time. The Player of the Year Night is an opportunity for supporters to show their appreciation for the team’s efforts and enjoy a night with the players, while also raising money for the club. We are looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible for what promises to be a great night.

Paul Regan, Club President

 

Tickets are available now via Fanbase, or at the pavilion before any of our upcoming home games. Prices are as follows, with discounts available for table bookings:

  • Single ticket – £10 for U18 & £20 for adults
  • Table of six – £100
  • Table of ten – £175

Pollok FC Raffle Results

Pollok FC are pleased to confirm that following a draw at Newlandsfield on Sunday 10th March, the winners of the 2024 Raffle are as follows. Please contact secretary@pollokfc.com to arrange collection if you are one of our winners.

Congratulations to everyone who won and thank you to all who took part for your continued support of the club!

1 £250 Cash Martin Anderson
2 Matchday Hospitality for 4 at Pollok FC Matt McDermott
3 £50 Majestic Wine Voucher Brian Hall
4 Loks Bar & Kitchen Meal Vouchers M. McFarlane
5 Bottle of Amaretto Michelle McCormack
6 Bottle of Famous Grouse Whisky Nichola Mills
7 Bottle of Jack Daniels Alan Minster
8 Bottle of Vodka Martin Kayes
9 Bottle of Cointreau Jenna Wilson
10 Bottle of Imperial Vodka Diane Allan
11 Bottle of Gordon’s Pink Gin Alex Young
12 Bottle of Harvey’s Bristol Cream C. Donaldson
13 1L Bottle of Baileys (1) W. McColl
14 1L Bottle of Baileys (2) Finlay Gilliland
15 70cl Bottle of Baileys Clara Gilliland
16 Bottle of Merlot Ian Tastard
17 Box of Classic Beers Morgan Mallen
18 Box of Milk Tray Christine McQuillan
19 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (1) Thomas Starrs
20 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (2) Brian Hall
21 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (3) Andrew McKinlay
22 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (4) Margaret Finnigan
23 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (5) Andy Woolley
24 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (6) Scott Wilson
25 Bottle of Sauvignon Blanc (7) Nicky Spencer
26 Bottle of Prosecco (1) Colin Clifton
27 Bottle of Prosecco (2) David Herriot
28 Large Box of Hotel Chocolat Chocolates A. Gray
29 Box of Milk Tray Colin Clifton
30 Tin of Belgian Biscuits Andy Hepburn
31 Box of Ferrero Rocher Billy Wilson
32 Box of Biscuits Ross MacKenzie

Christmas Draw Update

Due to a series of postponements in December and January, the club has been unable to distribute the usual amount of ticket books for our 2023 Christmas Draw. As a result, this will be postponed until Sunday 10th March and ticket books will be handed out to members at the three scheduled home games prior to that date.

All tickets purchased so far remain valid for the rearranged draw, and you can also take part online by buying tickets via Fanbase.

Thanks to all of our supporters for their continued support.

2023 Christmas Draw

Tickets are still available for our 2023 Christmas Draw, and with lots of prizes up for grabs you can buy tickets now via Fanbase!

The draw has been delayed until Sunday 14th January this year due to two postponed home games in December, and members will receive their tickets to sell prior to the match at home to Clydebank on 6th January 2023.

First prize is £250 cash, second prize is £50 of Majestic Wine vouchers and the name drawn third will receive a Christmas hamper! Lots of other prizes including sweet treats and bottles are also up for grabs.

The draw is an important fundraiser for the club and your support is appreciated as always. Buy your tickets now via Fanbase!

Player of the Year 2023

On Saturday 6th May Pollok FC hosted our annual Player of the Year Awards Night!

A great time was had by all who attended and the night was a great way to celebrate all that the club has achieved this season!

Up first was recognition for the Bargeddie Colts U19s squad who picked up a league and cup double.
Bargeddie Colts will become the Pollok U20s development squad from next year.

Congratulations and Welcome to Pollok!

The first was the Fans Forum Player of the Year.
An award given to the player with the most votes in the fan forum Man of the Match polls.
Since its inception, no player has ever retained the award for a second season.

However, Del Esplin broke that streak by becoming the first player to pick up this award a second time for his consistency of his performances across the whole season.

The next award to be given was the Players’ Player of the Year.
Making it his second award of the evening and also his second to be retained:
Del Esplin returned to the stage to collect his award voted by the playing squad.

Fans’ Forum Player of the Year – Del Esplin Presented by Bob Foulkes

 

A new award debuted at the Player Awards Night this year.
The Supporters Ambassador Award has been chosen and funded by a section of Pollok supporters who felt they wanted to recognise a fellow supporter who represents our club and what it means to be a Pollok fan.

The inaugural winner of the Supports Ambassador award was Jamie Rigg.
Jamie uses an electric wheelchair but does not let that stop him from following Pollok home and away, with enthusiasm and optimism.

Jamie was unable to attend the Awards Night however, his award will be presented at our next game.
Club captain and Friend of Jamie’s David Brownlie collected this award on his behalf and will present it to Jamie
Kevin McElwee spoke about his admiration for Jamie and why he wanted to recognise a fellow supporter.

Support Ambassador Award – Jamie Rigg Presented by Kevin McElwee

 

The top goal scorer was the next award to be presented.

With 20 goals this season, Stuart McCann picked up this year’s top scorer.

Top Goalscorer – Stuart McCann Presented by Jordan Longmuir

A second debut award was then presented.

The Management Merit Award was selected by Stewart Maxwell as a Player he felt deserved to be regonised for his commitment, attitude, and performance this year.
Since arriving at the club this year Stewart was impressed with Josh Lumsden and the way he represented both himself and Pollok Football Club.

Management Merit Award – Josh Lumsden Presented by Stewart Maxwell

Stewart Maxwell wanted to show his appreciation to Club President Graham Milne for his effort and help since joining the club.
Graham expressed his thanks to Stewart and the rest of the coaching staff for the countless hours of effort they have put into this club this year.
Graham also thanked all the club’s volunteers who work so hard for the love of the club in making this season and every season possible.

 

The Final awards to be presented were the Manager’s Player of the Year
Which was awarded to Darren Christie in recognition of his performances this year since Stewart Maxwell arrived at the club.

This leaves the Pollok Member’s Player of the Season.
All club members are given a vote to submit for this Award which has selected Darren Christie.

Darren was unable to attend to receive his awards however they were collected on his behalf by Derek Rhodden

After the awards were presented the coaching team opened the floor to questions ranging from their vision for the club next season to the enteral grass vs astro pitch debate.

Finally to close the night off Pollok’s very own Ryan Dahkil treated us to a tune.

Newlandsfield Remembers Iain Ashcroft

Prior to yesterday’s match against Cambuslang Rangers, Newlandsfield came together to remember former Pollok defender Iain Ashcroft who tragically passed away three weeks ago. His family were in attendance, alongside his 1997 Junior Cup final winning team-mates who led the present-day Pollok team onto the park for a rousing minutes applause.

 

The 1997 Scottish Junior Cup squad led Newlandsfield in a tribute to Iain Ashcroft.

After seven years at rivals Arthurlie, ‘Ashy’ had a job on his hands to win over a sceptical Pollok support when he signed in 1995, but his commitment to the team and wholehearted approach to the game soon won them over. His finest hour came when he played through a ligament injury to lift the Scottish Junior Cup in 1997, and the turnout from his former team-mates yesterday demonstrated the high regard he was held in by them all.

In all, Ashy made 108 appearances for Pollok, with only one coming off the bench. He scored five goals and lifted a Central League title, Junior Cup and West of Scotland Cup.

Iain Ashcroft: 1962 – 2023

 

Supporter Info – Lok v Talbot

We can’t wait to welcome fans back to Newlandsfield this Saturday. Here’s a bit of housekeeping and we’d ask supporters to be respectful of the below;

  • The covered enclosure will be off-limits to fans, this area is to allocated for home and away teams as there is no changing room access. Please allow for weather.
  • Please arrive in plenty of time and ONLY attend if you have a ticket. Without a ticket no one will be allowed into the ground.
  • If you have any Covid symptoms on the game day or are isolating please do not attend.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged where possible

Pre-season schedule takes shape

The Pollok FC shutdown begins to come to an end with the news that the first confirmed friendlies are now firmly in the diary, Covid-interference apart. The club have lined up three attractive non-league sides for us to face at Newlandsfield, with Auchinleck Talbot first up on June 19th, kick off 2pm. Linlithgow Rose come along the M8 for a midweek kick-off on June 23rd (7pm) while the third confirmed game sees Arthurlie visit for a 2.30pm kick off on Saturday 26th June.

Keep an eye on the usual social media channels for further news from the club.

Sinnott 25

Earlier this week Pollok FC sent a ‘Sinnott 25’ shirt as part of the campaign of the same name to raise money for Sports Relief in tribute to Jordan Sinnott, a 25-year-old non-league footballer who was murdered last weekend. Clubs up and down the country have been posting to social media their own contributions to the campaign, the idea of Welsh international keeper, and Sinnott’s best friend, Danny Ward.

Follow the campaign on Twitter with @JordanShirts