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Thomas Starrs Signs Up!

The club can confirm that young goalkeeper Thomas Starrs has stepped up from the Pollok Under20s squad to the senior team signing a contract extension.

Thomas follows his Under20s teammate Adam Cummings in committing to the club.

Thomas made his Pollok debut against Forres Mechanics in a preseason friendly coming off the bench. He made his first start in a 1-1 Draw vs Dundee United B in the preseason Broxburn tournament with the game going to penalties Thomas made two saves to take Pollok to the Final. Where he played the full 90 mins as Broxburn Athletic won 3-2 in their anniversary tournament.

Thomas has been an everpresent for the Under 20s side this season as the Under 20s side continue to fight at the top end of the table. As well as featuring on the bench three times for the senior side.

Thomas Starrs alongside Jordan Longmuir and Goalkeeping Coach Billy Peacock

Scott Forrester Signs Up!

The club can confirm that defender Scott Forrester has committed to Pollok for next season!

Scott joined the club in the summer of 2023 after three years at Caledonian Braves. Scott previously played under Stewart Maxwell at Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in the 2019/20 season.

Since joining the club, Scott has cemented himself as a key part of Pollok’s defence, making 37 appearances this season and chipping in with three goals, securing man of the match awards following each of those goals against Gartcairn, Beith, and his former club Rob Roy.

Scott has committed himself to the club for the 2024/25 season but still has lots to play for in this campaign!

West of Scotland Cup final date confirmed!

Following the dramatic penalty shootout win against Auchinleck Talbot in the semi-final, we can now confirm that the final of the Indigo Comms West of Scotland Cup will take place on Sunday 28th April at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld, with a 2 o’clock kick off.

Our opponents will be decided on Tuesday 23rd April when Shotts Bon Accord welcome Darvel in the other semi final which was postponed yesterday due to a waterlogged pitch.

We look forward to a huge Pollok support joining us at Broadwood, and will confirm admission/ticketing arrangements when we have them!

Tickets are now available via Fanbase:

https://app.fanbaseclub.com/Fan/Fixtures?fanStoreType=Fixtures&clubId=151

Supporter Information – Auchinleck Talbot

This weekend we take on Auchinleck Talbot at the familiar venue Beechwood Park in the West of Scotland League Cup Semi final!

Auchinleck Talbot have provided some information to Pollok Supports travelling for the Semi Final.

Supporters traveling by road to the game are encouraged to park in the marked areas.

Travelling Pollok fans are encouraged to enter the ground through gates 6 & 7 at the Bank End. Auchinleck Talbot have provided a map of club facilities.

 

John Falconer

Pollok FC are saddened to learn of the passing of long term supporter and member John Falconer after a short illness.

A well-known and popular figure amongst our support, John followed Pollok home and away along with his Grandson Ross.

John (Left) with his grandson Ross (Centre Right) in their usual spot at Newlandsfield

The thoughts of everyone at Pollok FC are with Ross and the rest of the family at this time.

John and his favourite Pollok player Jordan Longmuir

Pollok v Hurlford rescheduled

∃Due to Blair Park being unplayable as a result ofheavy rainfall, we will now be playing Hurlford United in the league today at Newlandsfield with a 14:00 kick-off.

This game was originally scheduled for Wednesday 27th March, and all tickets purchased remain valid today.

Tickets are available on Fanbase and pay at the gate is also available.

Club Statement

Pollok FC can confirm that on Wednesday 7th February, the club held an EGM to discuss financial difficulties faced by the club at present. The meeting was a productive one, and we would like to place on record our thanks to the members who attended, and to all who have made financial contributions and offered their support.

As always, but particularly at this time, our door is open to individuals and businesses who believe they can help shape the future of the club.

The committee and membership are working tirelessly to tackle these problems and push the club towards a secure and sustainable future off the park, which we hope will bring us success on it. We would like to thank our members, supporters, and sponsors, particularly Westpoint Homes and Macfie & Co for their continued support of the club.

We would also like to record our sincere thanks to Stewart Maxwell, his staff, and playing squad for working so hard for the club under very difficult circumstances, due to a situation that is beyond their control. Maxi and his team retain the full support of the club, as we look ahead to next season and beyond.

This has been one of the most challenging periods in the club’s recent history but with these challenges comes new opportunities and by coming together Pollok can continue to be the Southside’s local team now, and for the years and decades to come

Pollok to face Gartcairn in West of Scotland Cup.

Pollok have been drawn to host Gartcairn FC in the Fourth Round of the Indigo Communications West of Scotland Cup.

This will be the first meeting between the teams following the Airdrie side’s Division 1 title win last season. Born from a grassroots club, Gartcairn joined the junior ranks in 2015 and by the time the West of Scotland Football League was established in 2020, they were in the second tier SJFA West Region Championship. Last season saw them lift the Divison 1 title and win promotion to the Premier Division as they finished a point ahead of St Cadocs.

The match is scheduled to take place at Newlandsfield on Saturday 24th February with a 1:30 kick off. Ticket information to follow.

Happy New Year Pollok Fans

As 2023 comes to an end we look back at what has been a year of change and transition for our football club.

Nineteen new players have came to Newlandsfield and twenty have moved on to pastures new. We’d like to thank all players that pulled on the black and white (and purple) in the past year for their efforts and the memories they have helped to create. Stewart Maxwell and his backroom staff continue to work tirelessly to build a squad we can all enjoy watching and be proud to support.

Throughout this transitional phase we continue to challenge on three fronts as we strive to continue to improve together. We again reached the Third Round of the Scottish Cup, thanks to victories over Girvan, Benburb and Gala Fairydean Rovers, the last of which played in front of a 1000+ crowd at our home before narrowly losing out to Brora Rangers at Dudgeon Park with a healthy Southside support making the long trip to the Highlands.

To our fans and sponsors, Pollok wouldn’t exist without your continued dedication to your club. Whether you pay at the gate or provide backing through other means you help contribute to the Club’s continued hunt for success, we value you all. As a member-owned and operated club, we are only as strong as the volunteers that do work which so often goes unseen, if you would like to help shape our future the door is always open for fresh ideas.

Football never stands still, neither can Pollok, and as we adapt to new challenges during a time where the landscape of non-league football in Scotland is at it’s most vibrant and competitive your backing is essential.

As we look forward to 2024 we continue to aspire to “Go Forward”.

We open the calendar year with a blockbuster clash with Clydebank at Newlandsfield next Saturday. With this the biggest game in Glasgow that day we hope to see as many of you cheering Maxi and the team on against familiar rivals.

Thank you all for your support and efforts throughout 2023 and we wish you all a healthy, prosperous and happy new year. See you on Saturday, and as always:

MTLN