This first edition features one of the oldest clubs in amateur football, Weirs Recreation AFC. With some inside help I have pulled together some information on this historic club.
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Founded – 1919
Nickname – Weirs
Home Park – Albert Park, Glasgow, G43 3HR (named after Prince Albert who officially opened the ground during the clubs year of forming in 1919)
How They Began – Weirs started out as a group of colleagues from a major industrial concern called Weir Pumps near to Hampden Park who wished to form their own football team. The company pulled funds together to provide their employees with a park in Newlands where several sports including football, cricket, tennis and bowling could be enjoyed. Both football parks are located in the picturesque surroundings of the River Cart with the bigger of the two being identical in size to Hampden, the national stadium. The ground remains the home of Weirs to this day.
Manager – Martin “Gus” Guthrie
League – Caledonian League, Division 1A. Weirs were founding members of “The Cale” at its inception in 1983.
Current League Position – 7th
Club Honours –
Scottish Cup 1958
West of Scotland Cup 1977
Scottish Amateur Football League Div 1, 1950, 1958, 1978, Div 2, 1957, Div 3,
1938, Reserve Div 1, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, Reserve Div 3, 1981
Coronation Cup 1956, 1957, 1960
Hall Cup 1955, 1957, 1973
Ball Trophy 1957, 1964, 1968, 1969
Greater Glasgow Premier League Cup 1994
Finest Hour – Winning the Scottish Amateur Cup in 1958
Players To Watch – Ryan Bayless 17 year old Midfielder, Ross Barr 17 year old Attacking
Midfielder, Stuart Collins 18 year old Goalkeeper, Dean McGinnity 24 year old Attacking Midfielder, Tony Stirling 25 year old Striker.
Sponsors – Hairstop, Guthrie Landscapes
Social Media Accounts – Facebook Weir Recreation Afc Twitter @weirs_rec
All Time Top Scorer – Ross Wilson (tbc) who has contributed over 150 goals.
Favourite Away Day – Rothesay Brandane
Rivals – Muirend, Giffnock North
Number 1 Fan – Marion Cartwright who has been supporting the club for over 30 years and who is now a life member.
Famous Players – Davie Hay, Tommy Sheridan