- The monthly coaches meeting will be held within the club house at 7:30pm on Sunday 1st December. Could all ages please be represented.
- Would any current coaches please contact Ross if you wish to participate in any futher coach education courses.
Welcome to Lochar Thistle Youths A.F.C.
Lochar Thistle Youths A.F.C. is based in Heathhall, Dumfries. We are always looking for new players so if you are interested in joing one of our squads please contact us.
All age groups are now operating a waiting list due to the large number of kids we have at each age group.Anyone who wishes to put a name down on the waiting list please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Would all coaches and committee members please note that there is currently a waiting list at the following age groups 2007's and 2005's.If anyone wishes to be added to this waiting list please contact email@example.com
Would all coaches who wish to participate in any future SFA coaching courses and also anyone wishing to get involved in coaching please see Ross Corbett who is the clubs coaching co-ordinator.
Would all parents,coaches and players please note that this season club registration forms are now available from the coaches room.All players must be registered and fees paid by 31st August.Please note the increase to £25 for this years club registration due to an increase in running cost over the last few years.
Well done to the four players from the under 13's squad who featured for the D+G regional squad against Belfast on Tuesday 21st May at Stranraer.Please see under 13's news page for a report.
The next monthly coaches meeting will be held within the club house at 7:30pm on Sunday 6th October 2013. Would all age goups please ensure that they are represented.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 13'S SPONSORSHIP
The Lochar Thistle Youths AFC under 13's team recently received new training tops which were generously sponsored by North East ARB, Fourmerkland Farm, Hollywood, Dumfries. The new tops were presented to the players by Simon Stewart.
The under 13's with Simon Stewart from North East ARB, Club Chairman Trevor Wilson and 13's coach Scott McLellan.
Simon presenting the new training tops to under 13's Captain Evan McMahon and Trevor Wilson. The players, coaches and committe would like to thank North East ARB for their support and generosity.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 8'S SPONSORSHIP
The Lochar Thistle under 8's recently received a new football strip thanks to the generosity of Knox Sports, Whitesands, Dumfries. The new kit was presented to the players during their Friday night training session by Claire Knox. All the players coaches and committe are grateful for the ongoing support of Knox Sports.
The team and under 8's coach receiving the new strips from Claire Knox.
Claire presenting the kit to coach Dougie Thomson and players Josh Milne and Adam Jamison.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 15'S SPONSORSHIP
The Lochar Thistle under 15's received two new sponsors this week when they took receipt of their new training tops and trackie trousers. Its all thanks to Soltyre Ltd, Downsfoot Industrial Estate, Heathhall who purchased a new set of training tops for all the players whilst Gates Power Transmission bought a set of trackie trousers for each players.
The players were presented with their new kit by Robert Bruce and Max Gordon from Soltyre Ltd and Mark Wells, Gates Power Transmission, Heathhall. The committee, coaches and parents would like to thank both companies for their ongoing support.
Our photo shows Mark Wells, Gates Power Transmission, presenting the trackie trousers to the team and coaches.
The under 15's players and coaches with Soltyre representatives Robert Bruce and Max Gordon.
Robert and Max presenting the new tops to Calvin and Calum.
Mark presenting the new trousers to Josh and Dec.
Season 2013/2014 Kicks Off
The 2013/2014 season is now well and truly underway with all the club teams having matches at the weekend. All the age groups have also returned to full training with the pitch being fully booked every night of the week. The club are also pleased to welcome back Davy Byers who trains the Lochar Thistle goalies along with the Queen of the South keepers on a Monday night. We have seen a number of young keepers joining the training sessions and benefitting from Davy's experience and coaching techniques.
Everyone at the club are enthusiastic about the new season and we would encourage all the parents and football fans to come along to the pitch every Sunday to support the players and cheer on the team.
To keep up to date with the fixtures and results see the age group web page or follow us on Facebook at Lochar Thistle Youths AFC.
ANNUAL AWARDS DAY
The sun was shining on a glorious day at the Lochar Pitch on Saturday 25th May 2013 for the clubs annual awards day. The committee could not have expected such a great turn out and would like to thank all the players and parents for their tremendous support. We would also like to thank all the people who kindly donated gifts for the bottle stall, raffle and home baking stall. The awards were presented with the assistance of Queen of the South goalkeeping coach Davey Byers and Queen of the South players Ryan McGuffie and Danny Carmichael. Both Ryan and Danny spent lots of time meeting the players and parents. Thanks goes to both players for giving up their time to assist as well as Davey for his ongoing support.
The day concluded again with a coaches v under 17's match, which is becoming a popular fixture. The match was evenly balanced with the coaches taken the lead twice before the under 17's levelled the game at 2 - 2. Well done to everyone who took part.
LEAGUE WINNERS - LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 13'S
The 2012/2013 under 13's League was decided by a play off match which was held at the Terregles Park on Thursday 23 May 2013 between Lochar Thistle and Mid Annandale. The match was a competitive affair from the start with Lochar have the majority of the early pressure. This led to a good goal for Lochar who never looked back. Overall it was a great team performance with Lochar pressuring the Mids team throughout. Lochar continued to extend their lead and concluded the match 4 - 0 winners to secure the league cup.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 17'S RYEDALE CUP FINAL VICTORY
It was celebrations for the Lochar Thistle under 17's on Wednesday 15th May 2013 when they won their Ryedale Cup Final against the Millenium. It was a thoroughly enjoyable match with both teams performing well and playing the match in a great spirit. Both teams gave their all throughout the match but it was Lochar who lifted the cup with a 3 - 0 victory.
A big thanks goes to Ryedale Remedials who sponsored the cup and our photo shows Lochar team captains Jack Priddy and Ali Irving with John Quigley and Gordon Maxwell.
The photo below shows Craig Pirrie and Greig Corbett with the cup. Greig was also named the sponsors Man of the Match which was well deserved for his solid performance in defence.
The coaches were also impressed by the result and a huge congratulations must go to the players, coaches and supporters who encouraged the team throughout the match.
DUMFRIES PRIMARY SCHOOL CUP FINAL
On Sunday 5th May 2013 the semi final matches and cup final were held for the Dumfries Schools Cup. A number of Lochar Thistle players were competing for their respective schools with the final featuring some of the Under 13's and Under 12's who were playing for Locharbriggs and Heathhall Primary School. I was Heathhall who eventually won a very close final and under 13's player Ryan Nish won the Player of the Tournament Award. Well done to all the players and helpers who made this an excellent competition. Our photo shows Heathhall Primary School with their trophey and shield.
ROTARY CUP FINAL
Monday 29th April 2013 saw the Lochar Thistle under 17's competing in the Rotary Cup Final which was held at Palmerston Park. Lochar were up against a strong Heston Rovers side and despite Lochar playing well during the match they were unable to overcome Heston who won the match. It was a great effort by all the Lochar Thistle players and coaches who should be proud of their display.
Club mascots for the night were under 8's players Brodie and Charlie who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to warm up with the players on the Palmerston pitch.
GALLOWAY FOOTBALL FAIR
The club again sent a number of age groups to the Galloway Football Fair which again proved to be a well organised and enjoyable event. The weekend was well supported by teams from throughout the region as well as from Ayrshire and Northern Ireland. Our photos show the teams after they collected their festival tropheys.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 8'S VISIT TO NEWCASTLE UNITED
The Lochar Thistle under 8's recently enjoyed an excellent day out to Newcastle United to watch their Premiership match. All the players had a great day out and as our picture shows they managed to visit the club shop as well as enjoying a hospitality package. The committee, coaches and players would like to thank everyone for their support to arrange the day.
GOALKEEPER TRAINING WITH DAVY BYERS
The goalkeepers had a real treat tonight (Monday 11th March 2013) with Queen of the South goalkeeper coach, Davy Byers taking the training. All the players and coaches learned a lot from Davy's input and we would like to thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to join us and pass on his knowledge and experience.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 13'S PENALTY SHOOTOUT AT PALMERSTON
The Lochar Thistle under 13's appeared at half time at Palmerston last weekend (Saturday 9th March 2013) to compete in a penalty shootout. The players thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to take part in the event and as our picture shows they were all ready for the fun to start.
SUMMER FOOTBALL RESTARTS
It was a return to summer football today for all the younger age groups throughout the region. The fixtures through to June have been fixed and can be found on the Dumfries and Galloway Youth League and can be viewed at dgyfda.leaguerepublic.com. Our photos show the Lochar Thistle under 10's, 2003 and 2004 teams.
Scotland Under 17's Ladies Team - Kirsty Howat
The club would like to offer a huge congratulations to ex player Kirsty Howat who has just returned from a tour of Portugal with the Scotland Under 17's Ladies team. Kirsty got a well deserved call up for the Scotland team and travelled to Portugal to compete in a tournament which had been organised by the Dutch FA. Scotland's first team was against the hosts Portugal and the match was played at Villa Real St Antonio. During the match Kirsty came on as a sub at half time and played very well. The match ended 1 - 1 however Scotland edged Portugal out 5 - 4 on penalties. The sceond game was against Holland and was held at the Stadium GUIA Club near Albufera. Scotland won the match 1 - 0 with Kirsty again coming on as a substitute and setting up the goal. The final game was against Austria again at Villa Real. Kirsty started this match and played the full game. During the match Kirsty scored the first goal and was named man of the match receiving a very nice silver plate from the Austrian FA.
All in all this was a great experience for Kirsty who has performed very well and is a real pride to her parents, friends and former club. We continue to wish Kirsty all the best in her developing and future playing career.
Our picture shows the Scotland Under 17's Ladies team line up prior to their final match against Austria.
Lochar Thistle Under 17's Strip Sponsor
The Lochar Thistle under 17's were recently presented with their new strips which were sponsored by Auto Salvage, Dumfries. Our photos show the players in their new strips and the coaches being presented the strips by Rab Gordon and his daughter Edie.
The players, coaches, committee and parents would like to thank Rab and Edie for their generosity and support.
DG One Tournament
The annual DG One tournament was held over the weekend of 4th - 6th January 2013. It was a busy weekend for the venue which hosted teams from the under 8's through to the under 17's. Lochar Thistle Youths AFC got off to a great start with two of their three under 13's teams reaching the final on Friday night. The game eventually ended 1 - 1 and was decided by penalties. Our picture below shows the winning team with their shield.
Well done to all of the under 13's players and coaches.
Saturday 5th January saw the under 8's and under 10's competing against teams from throughout the region. All the players thoroughly enjoyed a well organised day with lots of short games to keep them busy.
Sunday 6th January was another packed diary with the under 12's playing in the morning followed by the under 15's and 17's in the afternoon/evening.
Pictures of the Under 12's players following their matches.
Overall this was a very enjoyable competition which was well organised and very well supported by teams from throughout the region. The club would like to thank everyone from the DGYFDA who organised another excellent event.
Wigan v Arsenal 22/12/2012
Rain and wind couldnt dampen the spirits of the Lochar Thistle Youths during their trip to watch the premiership fixture Wigan v Arsenal on the 22nd December.This trip which was open to the under 17's,15's,13's and 12's squads was very well attended.
The players enjoyed some coaching and matches on their arrival at Wigan which resulted in everyone being well and truly soaked, however a quick change of clothes and some food lifted everyones spirits and it was off to the stadium for the match.
A very good day had by all and a big thanks to Ross Corbett for organising a very successful trip. Our photos show the players during their training/matches:
25TH ANNIVERSARY SPEAKERS NIGHT
As part of the club's 25th anniversary celebrations a speakers evening was held within the Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries on 10th November 2012. Appearing at the event was ex-Scotland goalkeeper Alan Rough who entertained the audience with stories and experiences from his life. Alan recounted his time as a goalkeeper with Partick Thistle, Hibs and Scotland with many an interesting experience along the way. Our second speaker was Joe Camay who may not have been well known by the audience at the beginning of the evening but by the end of his routine will definitely remain in the memory of everyone in the room. Joe thoroughly entertained the room with his thoughts and scenarios, keeping everyone entertained and producing plenty of laughs.
Our picture shows Scotland keepers past and present, Alan Rough and Cammy Bell.
The club are overwhelmed by the generosity of the audience who constantly participated in the auction to raise funds for the club. All the proceeds will go directly back into the club for the benefit of the players.
The club would like to thank Norman Blount, who compered the event, Alan Rough and Joe Camay for their entertainment. A special mention goes to Marton Thomson, Ros Murray and Campbell Mowbray who did an excellent job of organising the evening.
Club Chairman and founder Trevor Wilson with local business man and compere Norman Blount
The club also offers a big thanks to all the businesses and individuals who supported the event by supplying items for the auction and raffle and by purchasing the tables and seats. Thank you all for your generosity.
A selection of the coaches and committee members at the end of the successful evening.
Recent weeks have saw a number of Lochar Thistle players or ex Lochar Thistle players being selected for various regional teams. The club is proud of the achievements of their players and it is pleased to see some wonderful players passing through their coaching system and on to bigger success.
An example of this is Keiran Pirrie who during July this year was signed by Rangers Football Club and now trains 2 - 3 times a week at Murray Park before travelling across Scotland every Sunday to play for the club. Keiran is scoring regularly for Rangers and the club wishes him all the best in the future.
Well done to the following ex Lochar Thistle players who have moved on to senior clubs who have been picked for the Scotland South West regional squad:Queens-Owen Bell,Declan Tremble,Taylor Hall and Euan Gourlay Rangers:Keiran Pirrie.Well done to all the coaches at the young age groups who were invovled with these boys at the beginning of their footballing pathway.
Well done to the following Lochar Thistle under 13's who have been picked for the Dumfries and Galloway regional squad:Liam McClarty,Dom McMahon,Russell Williamson,Russell Currie,Ross Irving and Finlay Corson.This is a great credit to the boys and all the coaches at the club as 6 out of a squad of 20 from one club is excellent.Well done to all involved.
Six Lochar Thistle players have also qualified for the new SFA coaching programme following trials which were recently held at the King George V facility. From well over 100 players from all over the region six Lochar players were successful, these being Russell Currie, Russell Williamson, Dom Mcmahon, Ross Irving, Conor Cowan and Scott Chisholm. Well done to all the players.
Between 1st and 2nd October 2012 Lochar Thistle were proud to host a team from Ignatius Park College, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The team are midway through a three week tour of Great Britain and have already played several matches. They are still to visit Edinburgh, Milton Keynes and London.
The Ignatius Park College Team
As part of their visit a friendly match was arranged against the Lochar Thistle under 17's team and this was held at the Parkhead pitch, Greenbrae Loaning, Dumfries.
The match was very competitive with the score ending in a 3 - 3 draw. The club would like to thank all the players, coaches, officials and supporters who turned out on a very wet night. A special mention also to Les Martin who arranged for the Ignatius Park College team to visit and stay overnight in Dumfries.
The Lochar Thistle under 17's team
NEW SEASON BEGINS
The 2012/2013 season is almost upon us with all our age groups resuming training whilst the Under 12's, 10's and 8's have all received new fixtures. The under 17's and 15's recently travelled to Peebles to play friendly matches.
The 2003's have also been on the road, having travelled to Ayr at the weekend to compete in the 21st "Land O' Burns Football Festival. All the players thoroughly enjoyed their day, winning one game, drawing one and losing one. All the players received a medal and the club were presented with a trophey.
PRESENTATION DAY 2012
The weather stayed dry yesterday for the annual presentation day which was well supported by players and parents. It was an early start for the coaches who helped to set up in the morning and Daniel Orsi from Queen of the South joined the coaches and committee to present the tropheys to the players.
The committee and coaches would like to thank everyone for their help and support throught the day.
Our photo shows the Under 10's (2002) Player of the Season winners, Scott Chisholm and Connor Cowan.
This time its the Under 10's (2003) Player of the Year Nathan Gibson and Most Improved Player Lewie McIntyre.
The under 12's (2001) Player of the Year Russell Williamson and Most Improved Player Ruaridh Wallace. Our second picture shows the Under 13's Players of the Year Kieran McGuire and Josh Gilston.
Our first picture shows Under 15's coach Ross Corbet with Daniel Orsi who presented the Under 15's Manager's Player of the Year Award to Tommy Muir who also picked up the Under 15's Top Goal Scorer Award. Our second picture shows the Under 13 coaches Mike Halliday and Dougie Campbell receiving long service awards for their work with the Under 13 teams.
Remember you can keep up with all the stories and results at Lochar's Facebook page, just search under Lochar Thistle Youths AFC and see our selection of photographs and videos.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 15'S WIN THE UNDER 15'S LEAGUE CUP
It was an excellent win for the Lochar Thistle under 15's who beat Mids 7 - 0 to lift the Under 15's League Cup. For a full report see the under 15's news web page.
Well done to all the players and coaches on a great season.
LOCHAR THISTLE UNDER 13'S WIN LEAGUE CUP
Terregles Park was the venue for the under 13's League Cup final which was held on Thursday 17th May 2012. Lochar Thistle met Greystone Rovers in the final which promised to be an excellent match and didnt disappoint. The game proved to be a first class display by both teams with Lochar coming out on top with a 4 - 1 victory. The Lochar team played well with Man of the Match going to Liam Jardine who had two brilliant goal line clearances.
CHAIRMANS VISIT TO HOLLAND
An opportunity like this comes once in a lifetime if your lucky,so when asked if I would like to join an S.F.A study group on an eight day visit to Enschede in Holland it was a no brainer. My assigned task was to study and report on Club Structure and Facility Development at three clubs in the Enschede area BSC Unisson,HSC'21 and the largest of the three V.V Rigtersbleek.
I was impressed by the open welcome I received at each club, surprised to note that their player pathway was similar to our own, but the main difference was in the size of each club. Each club had two main pitches(some astro)and two to three smaller pitches for training and small sided games,a good sized clubhouse with a small bar and facilities for serving hot and cold food.
Club membership was not confined to the youngsters, the parents also paid an annual joining fee and the largest of the three visited V.V. Rigtersbleek has a membership of almost one thousand players and parents.
The under 8's play fun fours,10's and 12's 7v7 then full sided games from 13 up to 19 then adult football, this is classed as a community club. The season runs from August until the week before Christmas then restarts at the end of January (February for the fun fours)teams can move up or down a division after the break depending on results,all leagues are in two year bands.
I was fortunate to see three Eredivise games Heracles Almelo v S.C Heerenveen on Saturday night,the big one F.C Twente v Ajax on Sunday afternoon and F.C Twente final home match on Wednesday night v S.C Heerenveen,the home team lost on each occassion, 1-0 results are unheard of in Holland the three games finnished 2-4,1-2 and 3-4.
This is only a snapshot of my eight days in Enschede but being on such a trip with annother nine like minded football people was an experience that will live with me forever.
GOALKEEPER ACADEMY TRAINING TRIP
The goalkeepers had an excellent day out on the 6th May 2012 when they travelled down to Newcastle to train at the Newcastle United training ground. It was an early start for the players who left Dumfries at 6:30 am to travel to Newcastle for a 9am start. The boys were put through their paces by goalkeeping coach Steven Graham who provided a 2 hour training session.
After the training the boys headed across the city to St James Park where they watched the game against Manchester City. Ruaridh Wallace was fortunate to assist as a ballboy at the ground and was able to watch the players at close range as they warmed up and played the match.
Our photo shows the group with Newcastle coach Steven Graham and Goalkeeping coaches Stewart Rae and Grant Ireland. More photos are available within the goalkeeper section.
GALLOWAY FOOTBALL FAIR
On Saturday 5th May and Sunday 6th May 2012 Galloway Thistle Youth Football Club played host to the annual Football Fair at Blairmount Park, Newton Stewart. Lochar Thistle Youths were well represented at the under 8's, 10's and 12's age groups. The weather stayed dry for the event which was run very well. A big thanks goes out to the organisers of this excellent event.
Our pictures show some of the teams before and after the games.
...to the Lochar Thistle u15s squad, on winning the LT Wilson Challenge Cup on Friday 20th April, 4-3 against Heston Rovers on Penalties
Ball boys trip
This seasons annual ball boys trip will be to the premiership fixture between Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 13th May.There will be a 33 seater coach travelling to this event with ball boys and helpers getting priority although spare tickets may be available.Regular ball boys will receive a letter with details this week.Anyone else wishing a ticket if any become available please see Ross Corbett.The approximate cost of this trip is £15 which includes bus,community coaching and match day ticket.More details will follow shortly.
Support needed for club coaches
On the 8th April Lochar coaches Andy Pirrie,Campbell Wallace and parent John Wilson are taking part in the Tartan Army kilt walk from Hampden Park to Loch Lomond please see link below for more details.Anyone wishing to sponsor the boys please text Andy or Campbell.
Daily Record/Sunday Mail
Would all parents and coaches please collect the Daily record and Sunday mail kits for kids vouchers which will be starting in the next few weeks as Lochar Thistle under 8's have registered this year.Please try and collect as many vouchers as possible to help get equipment for the youngest age group at the club.More details will follow with dates and collecting points.Any local businesses who can take a collecting box please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Would all coaches and committee members please note the date of the next committee meeting is Sunday 1st April at 7:30pm in the club house.
End of season BBQ
Would all players and parents please note this seasons end of season BBQ is Saturday 2nd June.More details will follow but under 8's,10's and 12's will be between 10am-12pm and under 13's,15's and 17's 2-4pm.
Kirsty Howat returns to Lochar
Kirsty has come back to train with Ross Corbett and his under 15's team.
Kirsty who has recently signed for Glasgow Rangers under 15 Girls was looking for a club to do some extra training with and Lochar was her obvious choice as she played with them for seven years.
Kirsty says " Its seems funny being back but its as if I have never been away everyone has made me so welcome and I want to thank Ross, Bull, Wilby and Lochar for helping me
Rangers asked me to go and train and see round Murray Park and I signed in January Its a great set up but I need to train three nights a week and they have said I can train down here to save so much travelling"
Kirsty moved to Dumfries Girls in 2010 where she was top scorer for two seasons and really enjoyed her time there.
Kirsty also trains with the South West development squad at Hamilton on a Wednesday night which means she will get the three sessions a week that Rangers expect.
Since leaving Lochar she has played a lot of football and has been involved in the national set up and more recently the Scottish schools trials.
Thanks to everyone who donated items for the rag bag appeal which was collected by the projects driver last week.A fantastic £190.50 was raised for club funds.
Would all Lochar Thistle coaches and committee members please note that the date of the next meeting is Sunday 4th Marchin the club house.Would all age groups please send a representative.Names are being taken for the coaches/committee end of season meal and also final details for the end of season BBQ will be handed out.
Queens v Dundee
Would all players please see their coaches after this weeks training sessions as all coaches have tickets which permit under 16's into Queen of the South v Dundee match on Saturday 18th February for free and if you are accompanied by an adult they can enter for £14
The Lochar Thistle committee are currently on the look out for any potential sponsors for our anniversary year for strips and various other items.Anyone who may be able to help the club out in anyway please e-mail email@example.com
Under 8's At Palmerston Park
On Saturday 14th January 2012 the Lochar Thistle Under 8's joined Heston Rovers to play two exhibition matches at Palmerston Park during the half time break. All the players enjoyed their first fifteen minutes of fame and were in good voice throughout the match shouting their support for Queens.
Our picture below shows the players prior to the start of the game. For more pictures see the Under 8's News page:
Between Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th January the Lochar Thistle teams took part in the annual DG1, 5 aside competition. The event has been growing from strength to strength and this year was no different with teams throughout the region joining in and over 800 youths playing over the weekend.
Our photos show some of the teams which took part during the event:
Lochar Training Kit
Lochar have teamed up with Knox Sports, Whitesands, Dumfries to produce a range of training kit in the teams colours which will include the team crest. Knox Sports has a range of clothing in stock including a training kit, top, shorts and socks, at a cost of £17. Some of the items can be viewed at www.sportknox.com just select the local clubs option on the home page and then Lochar Thistle Youths to arrive at our kit page. Alternatively drop in to the shop at 58 Whitesands, Dumfries where the friendly staff are happy to assist.
Lochar Launch Facebook Page
Lochar have now joined the Facebook revolution, launching a page on the ever popular social networking site. The page is maintained to keep players, parents and fans up-to-date with games, results and any cancellations. The page will also post notifications regarding changes to scheduled training and reminders to everyone of the clubs fixtures.
Dumfries and Galloway U15s Select vs Scotland U15s
On Sunday 5th June Dumfries and Galloway youth league under 15’s select played Scotland SYFA under 15’s at Lochars Heathhall Enterprise Park.The Dumfries and Galloway team was selected by Ross Corbett and his fellow Lochar under 15’s coaches.The team included players from Annan Athletic, Greystone Rovers, Galloway Thistle, Millenium, LocharThistle, Terregles and Heston Rovers.Thanks must go to the following who made this fixture possible Gallovidian fresh foods, Palmerston Colts AFC, Queen of the South FC and Lochar Thistle for the use of their pitch also Stuart Rae for coaching the two keepers and ALL the local teams for sending the players selected.
Lochar Thistle Under 15s squad before the final training session.
Annual BBQ & Awards 2011:
The annual Lochar Thistle Youths AFC awards for under 7's,9's and 11's was held on Saturday 28th May at Lochars pitch between 11am-2pm and the end of season dance for under 13's,15's and 17's was held in the Locharbriggs Social club on Friday 10th June.All age groups from under 11's and younger received a medal .Read more >>
Lochar Thistle Teams Enjoy the Galloway Football Festival
The weekend of Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2011 saw a number of Lochar Thistle Teams attending the 10th Annual Galloway Football Festival which takes place at Blairmount Park, Newton Stewart. The event, which is organised by Galloway Thistle Youth Football Club continues to grow in popularity with Lochar sending a total of seven teams from the under 7's, 9's, 11's and 13's. The festival also included teams from throughout the region as well as Ayrshire and Northern Ireland.
The Lochar Thistle Teams performed well throughout the weekend and the players should be applauded for their endeavour and commitment.
The pictures below show some of the teams with their trophies.
Under 7 team
Under 9, 2003 Team
(rear row) Cade Jardine, Conor Boyes, Dylan Hastings, Greg Gourlay, Lewis Rae,
(front row) Nathan Gibson, Oliver Cairnie, Jack Coupland, Adam Bertram.
Under 9, 2002 Team
(rear row) Conor Cowan, Lewis Haining, Irvine Maxwell, Brad Henderson, Lewis Cheetham
(front row) Blair Gray, Scott Chisholm, Mackenzie Rae.
Under 11, 2001. Two teams entered.
(rear row) Lennox Handley, Ryan Nish, Russell Williamson, Evan McMahon, Liam McLarty, Mikenzie Hammond, Ryan Pirrie, Cole Hastings, Mitchell Graham.
(front row) Finlay Corsan, Ross Irving, Dom McMahon, Jack Hastings, Euan Kirk, Owen Bertram, Ruaridh Wallace.
This year Lochar Thistle players who are volunteer Queen of the South FC ballboys evey 2nd Saturday will be treated to a trip to the premiership match between Everton and Chelsea on Sunday 22nd May.The bus will leave Lochars pitch approximately 8:00am and the kids will receive coaching from Evertons community coaches and a ticket for the match.Thanks must go to the following for sponsoring this trip Colins carpets,Lytebites catering,Lochar Thistle committee and also a big thank you to all the ball boys who sold xmas raffle tickets towards the trip.The bus is full and a waiting list is in place booked on so far are:K Hunter,O Bell,L Biggar,R Service,R Hodgson,T Muir,D Emmerson,C McKeand,J Gilston,J Broadfoot,D Adamson,R Wallace,F Corson,R Pirrie,Davie Emmerson,R Hunter,A McBurnie,B Gourlay,E Gourlay,G Corbett,Ross Corbett,C Mowbray,A Pirrie,Mark Gourlay,Campbell Wallace,James Bell,Iain Corson,R Wilson and Colin McBurnie
Goalkeepers Train with Scotland Player Cameron Bell
The Lochar Thistle AFC Goalkeeper Academy had a special visitor this month when Cammy Bell attended at the weekly training session. Cammy, who currently plays for Kilmarnock and recently appeared for Scotland against the Faroe Islands to earn his first cap. Cammy is now a regular within the Scotland team and the players were keen to learn from his knowledge and experience.
The players, coaches and committee would like to thank Cammy for taken time out of his busy schedule to support the club.
Nithsdale Plumbing & Joinery
Prestige Acc Repair
John Gibson & Sons
Doonhamers Travel Club
Solway Tile & DIY
Les Martin Plasterer
Graham Lennox Joiner
Jim Dalziel & G Mooney
SPC Electrical Ltd
Michael Blain Building & Construction
John Gibson & Son
Inter Tools System
T N McKay
Dalziel Garage Services
Dumfries Mortgage & Property Shop
Gates Power Transmission
N H B C
Queens partners in the Community
Process Plant Machinery
Rhodas Hair Design
R K Faulds Engineer
S W E A T
W J S Services
Dumfries Dry Wall Solutions