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Death of SAFL Life Member

17th January 2017

It was with great regret that we learned today of the death of SAFL Life Member Ron Brown. Ron had been an active member of East Kilbride YM for more than 50 years, and was still attending matches this season. Ron served on the Executive Committee of the SAFL for many years and was a well respected voice on the committee. He also served on the Western Executive of the SAFA, and latterly gave his experience to the Caledonian League. The thoughts of everyone at the SAFL are with his wife May and the family at this sad time. 
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Jimmy Marshall Trophy 1st, 2nd and 3rd Round Draws

20th December 2016

The draw for the first 3 rounds of the Jimmy Marshall Cup have been updated and are as follows;

1st Round

  • Castlemilk 2-1 Millbeg
  • FC Argyle 4-0 Rossvale
  • St. Joseph's 1-1 (3-5 pens) Motherwell Th.
  • KP Rangers 3-1 EKRR
  • East End Utd v Neilston 2-0
  • Arkleston Barrhead v Rosehill Star 2-1
  • Dunoon v Drumchapel Colts

3rd Round Draw

  • Broomhill v Easthall
  • Houston v Inverclyde / C Pupils
  • Port Glasgow 0-0 (4-2 pens) Rutherglen
  • Duncanrig / Dunoon /Drum. Colts v Alba / KPR / EKRR
  • L Red Star / EKFC v E. End
  • Ferguslie v Hillington
  • EKYM /  Motherwell v Duntocher Hibs
  • Arkleston / Shawlands v POBU / Oban Saints

2nd Round

  • Port Glasgow OBU v Oban Saints
  • Lochgilphead Red Star v EKAFC
  • Easthall Star 3-1 Castlemilk
  • Claremont 3-3 (1-3 pens) Ferguslie Star
  • Alba Thistle v KPR
  • Duncanrig v Dunoon/ Drumchapel Colts
  • East End Utd 2-1 FC Argyle
  • Rutherglen 3-2 Goldenhill
  • Broomhill 5-2 Strathaven Dynamo
  • Arkleston v Shawlands FP
  • Busby 3-3 (4-5 pens) Duntocher Hibs
  • Inverclyde v Campbeltown Pupils
  • EKYM v  Motherwell 
  • Carlton YMCA 2-7 Hillington
  • Paisley 0-5 Port Glasgow AFC 
  • Houston 
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SAFL - Application for Membership - Season 2017-18

7th December 2016


The Scottish Amateur Football League is taking applications for membership for season 2017-18. If your club wishes to apply, they should contact league Secretary, Mike McLean, in the first instance giving some background information. This info should include a brief club history, size of committee and ground where you intend to play your home fixtures. A copy of your club constituion will also be required.

However, the deadline has now passed for clubs currently playing in any league affiliated to the SAFA. New clubs, not currently playing in an affiliated league, are still welcome to apply up to the end of April.

To do this, simply click on Home then click on Contact us and fill in the form.

The SAFL has a long and distinguished history boasting some of Scotland's most prominent 
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Application for Membership

FREE DATES issued so far - 16th January

7th December 2016

Free dates granted so far are as follows;

20th August;

  • POBU

27th August;

  • Dunoon AFC
  • Port Glasgow AFC

3rd September;

  • Alba Thistle

10th September;

  • Hillington AFC
  • Motherwell Thistle
  • Drumchapel Colts
  • St. Joseph's FP
  • Arkleston Barrhead
  • Neilston AFC
  • Milton of Colquhoun
  • FC Argyle
  • Rossvale
  • Duncanrig
  • Broomhill
  • Duntocher Hibs
  • Easthall Star
  • Goldenhill
  • Ferguslie Star
  • KPR
  • Castlemilk BC
  • Millerston Utd.
  • Busby AFC
  • East End Utd
  • Paisley AFC
  • Alba Thistle (2)
  • Campbeltown Pupils
  • EKYM
  • Tarbert

17th September;

  • Oban Saints
  • Millerston Utd.(2)

8th October

  • Dunoon (2)
  • Claremont
  • East End Utd(2)

15th October

  • Oban Saints (2)
  • Shawlands FP

22nd October

  • Motherwell Th.(2)

29th October

  • Lochgilphead Red Star
  • Rutherglen

5th November

  • Neilston(2)
  • Rosehill Star

12th November

  • Rutherglen(2)
  • Millbeg Villa

26th November

  • FC Argyle(2)
  • Inverclyde

3rd December

  • POBU(2)
  • Broomhill (2)
  • Shawlands FP(2)

10th October

  • Shawlands FP (3)

17th December

  • Rutherglen(3)
  • C Pupils(2)
  • Paisley(2)
  • Carlton YM
  • Drum. Colts(2)
  • EKRR
  • Castlemilk(2)
  • KPR(2)
  • LR Star(2)
  • Easthall (2)
  • Goldenhill(2)

7th January 

  • Motherwell Th (3)
  • Castlemilk (3)

4th February 

  • Ferguslie (2)
  • Port Glasgow (2)

22nd April

  • Inverclyde


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Match Secretary Position 2017 - 2018

27th November 2016

The SAFL is looking for a match secretary to take over the arranging of its league fixtures from the start of season 2017/2018.
Experience of what is involved would be preferred, but is not essential, as the successful candidate would work with the present match secretary for the remainder of the current season. The position is not paid, but carries an honorarium.
If you're interested, or would like more information, please contact the league secretary Mike McLean, at


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St. Joseph's reach Centenary Cup Final

15th November 2016

Centenary Cup Semi Final

Motherwell Thistle 0 - 2 St. Joseph's FP

St. Joseph's reached the final of the Centenary Cup thanks to a double from striker David Gallagher. They now await the winner of the other semi final which will be contested by Premier One sides, Alba Thistle and Rutherglen AFC.

Referee - M Denne

AR1 - J Campbell

AR2 - S Wylie


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Centenary Trophy Semi Final Draw

2nd November 2016

¼ Final Draw for Centenary Trophy

  1.  Drumchapel Amateur Colts 1-3 St. Joseph's FP  
  2.  Inverclyde AFC  0-2    Motherwell Thistle 
  3.  Goldenhill AFC 3-3 (4-5 pens)  Rutherglen AFC 
  4.  Ferguslie Star  1-3  Alba Thistle 

Semi Final Draw

  1.  Motherwell Thistle  0 - 2  St. Joseph's FP (16/11/2016)   7.45pm    Wishaw Hybrid Park
  2.  Alba Thistle  v  Rutherglen AFC (TBA)
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Referees on Standby/ West Cup for 21st January

2nd November 2016


Standby refs for 14/1

  • J Scott
  • T D'Alessandro
  • D Milton
  • G Train
  • K McIntyre


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Congratulations to David Buchanan

14th June 2016

The SAFL would like to congratulate long serving Oban Saints Secretary David Buchanan who received his British Empire Medal today from Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Argyll & Bute.

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David Buchanan with his BEM


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