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Player of the Year Night 2022

Our player of the year night made a grand return on Saturday 7th of May.

A great time was had by all, enjoying a celebration of all that we have achieved this season.

The player’s first award to be presented was the fan’s forum player of the year.
Del Esplin picked up this award based on the man of the match votes over the whole season. A worthy winner based on season-long consistency and outstanding performances.

Fan’s Forum Player of the Year – Del Esplin

Del Esplin again returned to the stage to collect the second award of the night.
Player’s player of the year, clearly a popular figure within the dressing room. Del was nominated by the rest of the squad for his contribution to the team’s season.
A leader and professional on and off the pitch.

Player’s Player of the Season – Del Esplin – Sponsored by Only Sport

Special Recognition was given to recently retired captain Paul Gallacher.

Paul chose to retire this season, ending his career with Pollok.

Since joining in 2014 and making 203 appearances.

Paul spoke briefly summing up his time at the club and how much he has enjoyed his footballing career and being able to spend so many years with Pollok.

Special Recognition is given to Paul Gallacher – Presented by former captain Ian Spittal and current captain David Brownlie.

Take a look at Paul Gallacher’s Pollok Highlights

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

Adam Forde collected this award for his 20 strikes this year.

Finding the back of the net when it mattered and providing match winners all throughout the season.

Top Goal Scorer – Adam Forde – sponsored by McFie

Watch Adam Forde’s goals this season

Making it a Hat-trick of awards, Del Esplin returned to collect the Management Player of the Year award.

Del was awarded this honour for his outstanding attitude and effort this season.

Management Player of the Year – Del Esplin – Sponsored by GMB

See Del’s Season highlights

Young Player of the year was the next award to be presented.

Given to a Johnny Lyon who has burst into the team since joining and made himself an irreplaceable part of the first team.

Young Player of the Year – Johnny Lyon – Sponsored by Richard Healey Removals

Matty Grant Picked up the Members player of the Year and was the final player to be presented.

Again to a young player who has been a fan favorite since signing last summer.

Player of the Season – Matty Grant – Sponsored by Westpoint Homes

Watch Matty in action

Past President and Secetary Stuart McCulloch was give a special recogntion for his service to Pollok FC
Stuart has been volunteering at Pollok for over 50 Years and was presented with an award for his selfless commitment to Pollok FC.

Special Acheivement Award – Stuart McCulloch

Thank you to all who attended the Player of the Year Night and made it a great success!

Player of the Year Night – Voting

Our much-anticipated player of the year evening is back on the 7th of May!

We would now like to invite club members to cast their votes for Player of the Year 2021/22!

Votes should be sent via email to [email protected] – with the subject: Player of the Year.

Please provide the following information so that the votes can be verified:

  • Full Name
  • Membership Number (if known)
  • Player of the Year Nominee

Votes will need to be submitted by Friday 29th April in order to be counted.

Tickets for the Player for the Player of the Year Evening are still available, anyone wishing to attend please get in touch to reserve a ticket.

Player of the Year voting is only open to club members.

Player of the Year Night

After a brief hiatus, our much anticipated Player of the Year Night will return!

The Player of the Year evening will take place at Lok’s Bar and Kitchen at 7.30 pm on the 7th of May 2022.

The evening is open to any fans wishing to attend.
Tickets will be £10 per person, tickets will be available to purchase at the club at the next two home games, On Wed 20th April and Sat 23rd April.
Alternatively, contact the club via Email ([email protected]) or via the club’s social media channels to reserve a ticket.

Club members will soon be asked to cast their votes for Player of the Year, more information on the voting process will follow.

Murdo MacKinnon Commits Future to Pollok

The Club are pleased to announce that Manager Murdie Mackinnon has a agreed a new contract. 

The contract will run for the next four seasons. 

Murdie has brought so much more than stability to the Club having helped navigate us through the pandemic shutdown and given us all cause for optimism as this season progressed. 

What may not be apparent is the extraordinary commitment he has brought to the Club and not just with regard to on field matters. 

We are all aware that we are at the start of a new era for the Club and Murdie will provide us with both continuity and ambition as we begin that new era.

Taylor Confirms Lok Loan

Pollok FC is pleased to confirm the signing of Striker Mark Taylor From Finnart on loan for the remainder of the season.

Forward Mark joined Lok on loan from West Division 4 side Finnart in March 2022. He first joined Finnart when he was 15 and has spent most of his subsequent career with them. He had a brief spell with Hurlford United in 2019-20 and has also featured in the Scottish Amateur FA select in recent times.

Mark confirmed his signature for Pollok last week and was cup-tied for the South Challange Cup tie at Auchinleck.

Callum Graham Signs for Irvine Meadow

Pollok FC can confirm that Striker Callum Graham has left the club to sign for Irvine Meadow XI.

Since joining at the start of this season, Callum has made 28 appearances and scored 8 times.

We would like to thank Callum for his efforts and commitment this season.

Callum leaves the club with all our best wishes.

Job Vacancy: Kit Manager – Pollok FC

The position offers an opportunity to be part of a professional team, in the West of Scotland Premier League, working with the first team coaching staff and players, to fulfill training and match day requirements.

Previous experience, whilst an advantage is not necessary, but organisational commitment, a high level of integrity, and being a team player is.

Duties include:

  • Preparing kit for matches and training
  • Preparing equipment for matches and training
  • Washing of the kit, and ensure the equipment and dressing rooms are in good order
  • Taking the kit and equipment ahead of first team to away fixtures (expenses paid for petrol) 
  • Ordering new kit as required. 
  • Driving licence essential

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a cover note to [email protected] with the title ‘Kit Manager Vacancy

Thank You Del!

Pollok’s own longtime kitman Derek Lothian has confirmed he will be moving on to pastures new.

Del has accepted an offer to become kit controller with Greenock Morton FC.

It has been Del’s loyalty, commitment, and attention to detail that has been recognised by those outside Pollok. Del has been a faithful servant to the club and will be missed by all.

Every player that has stepped into Del’s dressing room has been welcomed with open arms and looked after to ensure that they have everything they need to perform on matchday. Every shirt size and sock preference is meticulously organised. Every dressing room the team visit is left spotless.

From everyone at Pollok FC Thank You and Good Luck Del!

Brownlie Confirmed as Club Captain

David Brownlie has now been confirmed as the Club Captain following the recent retirement of Paul Gallacher.

David joined Pollok in August 2021 from Linlithgow Rose and has so far made 17 appearances and scored on 2 occasions. His impact on the squad has been instant becoming a fan favourite and making a name as one the league’s top defenders. David has been chosen as captain because of his immediate impact as a leader within the squad.

Ryan McGregor will continue in his role as vice-captain.

Other senior members of the squad Jordan Longmuir, Craig Menzies and Derek Esplin will join them in forming the squad’s leadership group.

Speaking to Manager Murdo MacKinnon said:

“David has been a fantastic signing for our club. He has fitted in brilliantly. It is a natural choice for me to appoint David as club captain as he is a natural leader and in the prime years of his career. This will provide consistency and longevity for the club moving forward.”

“We have been very fortunate to have had good leadership from Paul Gallacher and most recently Ryan McGregor, who has done a fantastic job in leading the team in Paul’s absence.

As we now have clarity with Paul making the decision to retire, I felt it was important to get a someone in place as quickly as possible to lead the group forward. I am delighted for David; he has the respect and support of all his teammates, management and the committee of the club. I look forward to him leading the group forward.”

It’s A Team Effort

As the amount raised by the Gofundme floodlight appeal approaches £13,000 there has been another significant contribution to Club funds.

All of the Management Team and Playing squad have contributed a week’s wages to the project.

The Club would like to thank them for doing so and express our appreciation for this fantastic gesture.

As has been said before this is all about the Club fulfilling the aspiration to be able to play at the highest level possible and this underlines the unity of vision and that we are all in this together.