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Go Selecta for duo

Skipper Ryan Crawford and defender Joe Rae were part of the new-look Caledonian League Select team that defeated Lanark Juniors 3-1 on Tuesday. New manager John McClymont – from St Mungos – selected his first squad last week for his first game in charge after replacing Raymond Masterson in the hotseat. Midfielder Crawford has represented…

Rhythm of the Nike

Thorn Athletic are delighted to announce their latest club-wide initiative after linking up with leading sportswear company PSL Teamsports and global brand Nike. The club have taken the decision to go for the ‘One Club – One Kit’ approach following some rapid growth within all areas in the past five years. For several years the…

Kids soak up the atmosphere

RAIN poured from the heavens as Thorn Athletic launched their Coerver Scotland partnership at the weekend – but all the kids soaked up was a fantastic atmosphere.   More than 100 young players from the growing community club attended three sessions over four and a half hours at a windswept and rain-lashed Johnstone Hub.  …

We’re 2005 Alive!

THORN ATHLETIC are delighted to have found the missing link after announcing they will now be represented at 2005 age level.   The thriving Johnstone club have teams at adult level, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and Tiny Kickers. But they had a gap at the 2005 level.   But the club has…

Crawford named club captain

THORN ATHLETIC have appointed Ryan Crawford as club captain ahead of the Caledonian League season opener next week. The 24-year-old midfielder joined the club from Ashvale at the beginning of season 2016-17 and his committed performances have earned him the respect of everyone at the club. Last year he capped a fantastic breakthrough season at…

Boss sets sights on quality

THORN ATHLETIC manager James Donnelly is hoping that quality over quantity will see his side have a successful campaign. His Caledonian Premier League outfit  have two pre-season games under their belts and have performed well on both occasions. With three new additions taking the squad up to 17 he’s satisfied with how things are shaping…

Miles better for youths

THORN ATHLETIC youths have taken to the skies and the roads to clock up the miles over the past few weeks. The club’s 2004 side flew to Europe to participate in the Holland Cup staged in Almere just on the outskirts of Amsterdam. Meanwhile, the 2007 side travelled south to the coastal resort of Blackpool…

Final Hits Big Screen

THORN ATHLETIC are delighted to announce that our League Cup Final clash with Dumbarton will be professionally filmed. For the first time ever, Caledonian League officials have struck a deal with FilmMyMatch company to provide a full package for each of their three showpiece finals. And our club will be one of the first beneficiaries…

Access all areas at Celtic

FOUR Thorn Athletic officials were given an amazing behind-the-scenes insight into Celtic’s Youth Academy at the club’s prestigious recent International Coaching Convention. Representatives James Donnelly, Steven McKnight, Shaun Gallagher and Mark McGee rubbed shoulders with coaches and staff from as far afield as America, Canada and Kuwait over two action packed days. Our guys were…

Pie and Bovril hits the spot!

SCOTLAND’S favourite football forum has got everyone talking once again after backing Johnstone’s top side Thorn Athletic. Pie and Bovril attracts millions of visits from fanatical supporters across the globe debating every level of the national game from grassroots right up to the top flight and Gordon Strachan’s international team, And now they have thrown…