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Our girls our game

THORN ATHLETIC officially launched their new girls team with the help of the Scottish Football Association on Friday. Head coach Charlene Reid with help of Paul Reid from the club’s 2008 side have been running successful sessions for around 20 girls over the past few months. The club has been supported by the Scottish FA’s West…

Time to get turf with rivals

CALEDONIAN Premier League champions Thorn Athletic will get Turf with their opponents this season after announcing a brand new kit sponsorship deal.   Leading domestic and commercial artificial grass supplier CY Turf have agreed to come on board to kit the senior team out ahead of the new campaign.   The Hillington-based company – who…

Hampden Heroes collect trophy

THORN ATHLETIC 2006s are feeling GR-EIGHT after a fantastic silverware haul from their first season playing 11-a-sides. It’s been one trophy after another for the Johnstone side who followed the club’s senior team by becoming top flight champions. The team – led by head coach Steven McKnight – marched to the Paisley, Johnstone and District…

McEwan Hails Double Triumph

Thorn Athletic manager Johnny McEwan hopes his side will be able to build on their amazing double success this season. The Johnstone side wrapped up the Caledonian Premier League title recently to add to the William Turner Challenge Cup secured a few weeks ago. And although there’s been plenty of celebrations, McEwan admits the hard…

Ryan’s Northern Light

THORN ATHLETIC skipper Ryan Crawford has picked up his third Scotland cap after facing the Northern AFL at the Falkirk Stadium at the weekend. The Northern Irishmen eventually edged out the Scots 4-3 on penalties after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in normal time to lift the Jack Britton Rosebowl. Crawford was called into the squad…

Silver Service for Adults

THORN ATHLETIC manager Johnny McEwan hailed his side after they brought the Caledonian League’s William Turner Challenge Cup back to Renfrewshire for the first time in 20 years. The Johnstone club were celebrating after Tom Smith’s second half strike saw off the challenge of the Lanarkshire side at Broadwood Stadium on Friday night. Viewfield Rovers…

Penny Drops for 2008s

THORN ATHLETIC 2008s know it’s better to be in for a Penny than in for a pound after getting top Estate and Letting agents Penny Lane Homes on board as sponsors.   The well-known West of Scotland wide company, established in 2004, have just supported the team with the purchase of new Nike training kits…

Belfast test for 2006s

OUR 2006 YFC Side provided opponents for a visiting South Belfast Select at Ralston Complex last weekend.   Two select age groups from across the Irish Sea were visiting the area with InspireSport and engaged in a number of activities over their weekend stay.   It was an excellent test for the Thorn side –…

Orbis reward for 2005 squad

THORN ATHLETIC 2005’s are in safe hands now after bringing security firm Orbis on board as away strip sponsors.   The UK wide company are the market leaders in vacant property protection and landed the opportunity to become an official sponsor after winning a 40-team football card which many other local businesses and individuals had…

East Meats West

PAISLEY Butcher Graeme McGinlay has never been busier thanks to his new premises in Gallowhill – and his continued backing of Thorn Athletic Community Football Club.   Graeme and son Scott, from Johnstone, have recently gone back to where it all began for the business more than 20 years ago after overhauling and re-opening disused…