Milton kick off against Milngavie
The first fixtures of the 2018-19 season have been announced, with Milton Amateurs kicking off at home in the League Cup against Milngavie. With tough games ahead in the opening rounds of the season, the squad will need to be at their best over the coming weeks.
Saturday 11 August
Milton v Milngavie
Wednesday 15 August
Milton v Westerlands
Saturday 18 August
Dumbarton v Milton
Wednesday 22 August
Strathclyde University v Milton
Saturday 25 August
Cambria v Milton
Milton AFC’s annual Speakers Night for next year has been confirmed for Saturday 3 March 2018 at Bannockburn Miners’ Welfare, with some familiar favourites returning to the stage.
Guest speakers are:
- John Rowbotham (ex-pro referee)
- Eric Davidson
- Joe Camay
Chic Grant resumes his role as Master of Ceremonies.
Ticket prices have once again been frozen at £30.00, which includes an evening of entertainment and the traditional three-course meal. All ticket and group enquiries should be directed to Pat Griffin (07850 998832).
Milton AFC are hosting a race night at the club on Saturday 15th October to raise funds for the team. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds will go towards the amateurs’ training gear and smooth running of the team.
Seasoned coach George Dickson has joined the Milton AFC coaching staff. George is an experienced coach in the amateur and junior games, having coached Dalziel and Colville Park in the past along with several top junior clubs. George is a welcome addition to our coaching setup and everyone at Milton is glad to have him on board.
Milton AFC hosted their Player of the Year Awards for the 2015-2016 season on Saturday 21st May. The winners of the evening were:
- Player of the Year: Ryan Harris
- Players’ Player of the Year: Ryan Harris
- Top Goalscorer: Paul Burns
- Long Service Award: David McInnes
- Poser of the Year: Duncan Kay
- Pat & Mamie Griffin Award: John Whiteford and David Reid
Milton’s annual Speakers Night went down a storm last Saturday, with a superb turnout of 235 at Bannockburn Miner’s Welfare. The Milton faithful were rewarded with an excellent evening of entertainment from speakers Stewart Smith, John Gahagan and Joe Camey.
We would like to thank every single person who was involved with, or contributed to, our Speakers Night – without your support, we wouldn’t have a club. Here’s to the next 20.
Committee members with Stewart Smith, Joe Camay and John Gahagan, with MC Chic Grant and Piper Craig Muirhead
Pat Griffin & John McQue
Milton’s hugely successful Annual After Dinner Speakers Night has been announced for 2016.
Taking place at Bannockburn Miners Welfare on Saturday 20th February 2016, this will be the club’s 19th annual event which is widely recognised as the largest (and best) in the area. Speakers this season are Stewart Smith, the fantastic John Gahagan, Joe Camey and the one and only Chic Grant as Master of Ceremonies.
Tickets are held once again at £30.00 which includes a first class meal, excellent entertainment and even better company. With such a loyal support, tickets go fast – anyone interested in a ticket should contact Pat Griffin on 07850 998832.
Milton has been awarded SFA Legacy Status within the Quality Mark scheme after Stevie Reynolds, Pat Griffin and Josephine Rodgers attended a presentation at the University of Stirling on Monday 7 December.
Legacy Status is currently the highest award possible to us and achieving this demonstrates that we are well run, have a sound structure, membership levels are high, and we have an ambitious plan for the future to leave a lasting legacy in the community.
Stevie Reynolds, Football Development Officer said:
“The evening itself was really enjoyable and well received by the panel with some fantastic feedback afterwards and I am pleased to announce that we have since been notified that we have achieved the Legacy Award.
“We are only the 9th club in Scotland to receive the award and the 1st in Stirlingshire. This again demonstrates the hard work that we have been putting in, coupled with your excellent leadership is being noticed and rewarded. Congratulations to everyone.”
What does this mean for us? Essentially it’s recognition for the part the Club plays in the community. There will be a film crew attending one evening at Bannockburn High School to showcase the Club at the awards ceremony in late January.