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Turf at the Top

THORN ATHLETIC know the grass is always greener on the other side after launching their new football kit.   Leading domestic and commercial artificial grass supplier CY Turf agreed to come on board at the start of the season and the distinctive new black Nike kit arrived recently and had its first few outings over…

Foreign Flair boosts club

THORN ATHLETIC have hailed their own ‘foreign legion’ after having a Spaniard and a Swede training with them for the past four months.   The Johnstone club were contacted by Albert Rull Sans and Adam Malm who have been studying at The University of the West of Scotland since the summer.   Catalan Albert and…

Marshall the Troops

THORN ATHLETIC 2006 YFC have announced well-known Johnstone business John Marshall & Son as their new kit sponsor.   The award-winning High Street butcher has formed a successful partnership with the current Paisley, Johnstone & District Youth Football League First Division champions.   John Marshall & Son have kitted out the team with a brand…

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…