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Three Picked for Caley Select

CALEDONIAN League Select Team manager Raymond Masterson has called up three players for the Inter-League Trophy competition. Jordan Devine, Ryan Crawford and Jamie White are set to face Glasgow Colleges AFL in the first match of the competition. Striker Devine, who has bagged 11 goals in nine appearances this season, was part of last season’s…

Hampden Role for McKnight

HIGHLY-RATED Thorn Athletic coach Steven McKnight is heading for Hampden after landing a role with SPFL side Queen’s Park. The 37-year-old 2006 head coach has been rewarded for his hard work with the Johnstone side and will now take up a role both coaching and scouting for the Glasgow side. McKnight, who was also recently…

Pre-Season Round-up

NOT long now until the big kick-off this weekend in the Caledonian League. During the course of an extended pre-season the Thorn Athletic camp have been busy preparing themselves for the campaign ahead.  That saw an interesting schedule of matches begin on June 29 and finally end at the weekend ahead of Saturday’s League Cup…

Sizzling Summer Camp Success

OUR first ever summer football camp was given a huge thumbs up by everyone who took part. Almost 30 kids signed up for the action-packed five-day event that ran from July 25-29 at the McMaster Sports Centre in Johnstone. It was run in conjunction with Thorn Athletic 2006 head coach Steven McKnight and fellow coach…

Dinner Raises The Roof

A BUMPER 150 crowd turned out to see us crown our star men at a glamour dinner at St Mirren Park. Top table speakers former Scotland manager Craig Brown and ex-referee Willie Young kept the guests entertained after a fantastic three-course meal. Striker Jordan Devine won the Player of the Year award along with the top goalscorer…

We are the Champions

WE finally ended a six year wait this week when the club’s adult side were crowned Caledonian League First Division 1B champions. A fantastic season – which saw the team win 14 out of 18 games – meant they cannot now be caught by rivals like Westerlands, Cambria and Larkhall as the battle rages on…

Brown To Attend Gala Dinner

FORMER Scotland manager Craig Brown will speak at our first ever Player of the Year Dinner at the Paisley 2021 Stadium on May 27. Brown, now 75, was the the last international boss to lead the country to a major finals when Scotland qualified for the World Cup in France 1998, following their run to…

Quality Night at Firhill

IT was Firhill for thrills this week as Thorn Athletic attended the Scottish Football Association West Region’s Quality Mark event at Partick Thistle. The club’s head of youth development Derrick McMillan was accompanied by club secretary Mark McGee and 2007 coach Iain McMillan to collect the Quality Mark Standard Award on behalf of ‘The Thorn’.…

Cup Draw Latest

WE were pulled out of the hat and paired with some interesting draws at last week’s Hampden Park league meeting. First up the winners of our home Challenge Cup clash with top-flight cracks Giffnock North will be at home again to the winners of Viewfield’s clash with Cambusbarron Rovers. That tie fell foul of the…

New Kids On The Block!

WE are delighted to announce that our growing club has expanded once more with the addition of a 2004 age group. The players and committee, formerly Linwood Rangers, are all very welcome to the set-up and are looking forward to a fresh start. Officials from the club have been working hard to ensure their arrival has…