Category: Under 20s

Development League and Cup confirmed

The Pollok Under 20 development side will compete in Conference B of the new West of Scotland Development League. The four conferences have been regionalised and the Lok will compete this season against development sides from;

Ashfield, Benburb, Easterhouse, Finnart, Gartcairn, Giffnock SC, Kilsyth Athletic, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Rossvale, St Cadoc’s, St Roch’s, Vale of Clyde and West Park United.

Fixtures will be played on Friday evenings and the league will commence on September 22nd.

Alongside the league, the Young Lok will play in the Player Data League Cup. The cup begins with mini league sections before moving into a knockout phase. We have been drawn alongside Arthurlie, Giffnock and Neilston in the groups and games will start on Friday August 4th.

Look out for more news on the development side soon!

Pollok Under-20s Return

Pollok are delighted to confirm that Bargeddie Colts 2004s will become our new Under-20s side and
represent the club in the West of Scotland Development League next season. The highly successful
team currently sit top of the West of Scotland 19s league with a 100% record having lifted the league
and cup double last season.

Colts head coach Mark McQuade had this to say:

“Bargeddie Colts 04s playing and coaching staff are delighted to be joining Pollok as their U20
development team next season.

This dedicated group of young men have worked extremely hard and have enjoyed great success at
U18 level and have continued that through to U19.

The boys had a number of approaches over recent months, however once we entered into discussions
with Pollok there was absolutely no doubt that the opportunity and challenge to develop and move
to the next level would be met.

The team has continued to progress year after year and we are sure that Pollok and their fans will
get to know a really focused and dedicated young team that are driven to reach the next level in
football. Working with the team at Pollok will go a long way to making that happen.”

Reacting to the news, Pollok manager Stewart Maxwell said “When we sat down with Brendan and
John, we were very impressed with their ethos as a club and as coaches, which was exactly what we
were looking for. A further meeting took place this week which included the players, the rest of the
coaching staff, and Pollok’s executive committee which rubber stamped the arrangement. It was
massively important to me and my team to have an Under-20s squad to provide a player pathway to
the first-team. We are all very excited to see how this group progresses and hopefully we will see
some of these boys break through into the first team.”

Pollok previously entered an Under-20s side in 2021-22 before withdrawing. Kamil Krol, currently on
loan to Shotts Bon Accord, emerged from that squad to make 24 appearances for the first team to
date and earn himself a contract extension until 2024. Next season, the Under-20s structure will
come under the control of the West of Scotland Football League, having previously been organised
by the Lowland League.

Stay tuned for more information on this development in the coming weeks. Welcome on-board

Development team folds

Unfortunately, it can be confirmed that Pollok’s U20 side have withdrawn from the Scottish Lowlands Development League with immediate effect. The club were out of both cup competitions, but had six matches remaining. Manager Stephen McKenna has departed the set-up.

The U20s signed off in style with a 6-0 win over Rossvale on Friday night.

Seven wins in a row for young Lok

All the best to trialist Robbie Russell who broke his leg while playing for Lok’s under 20s on Friday night against St. Anthony’s. He had come on for Stephen McKenna’s lads in the 57th minute as a sub but had to be replaced himself late on by Mikey Verrecchia. He has an operation on Sunday 21st November and the club will support Robbie in his recovery. As to the game itself, Thomas Haggarty netted his 10th and 11th goals of the campaign with Ben Marshall weighing in with another. Next up is Maryhill at Nethercraigs on Friday night.