Category: Player Pathway

Under 20s News

The committee have been working away behind the scenes over recent weeks to sign and re-sign numerous players for our u20s Development Squad. Here’s information on just some of those players:

Kai Wilson: Kai is a product of our U17s team from the 2018/19 season and was a stand out player who has now progressed to our U20s as an indication of our youth pathway.

Paul McIntyre: Paul has re-signed from our U20s last season were he was team Captain. It is great to retain a player who also progressed from our U19s team in 2017/18.

Lewis Croy: Lewis has also re-signed from our U20s last season and has another 2 years at this level. He is another player progressing through our youth pathway from the U17s in 2017/18.

Keir Young: Keir has also re-signed from our U20s last season and is another player to benefit from our player pathway having played with our U19s in 2017/18. Keir has also had the opportunity to play with our first team on a couple of occasions.

Gregg Clarke: Gregg came from Pitreavie Pumas with whom our U20s have developed close ties with since last season. He has shown that opportunities to progress are there for boys outwith the Camelon pathway.

There are other players that will feature in due course but these are just some of the rising stars that we’re pleased to have the signature of as part of the CJFC family.

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U20s Development Squad Sponsors required

The Camelon Juniors u20s Development Squad is seeking sponsors for its home and away match kits.

The u20s play in the Lowland Development League and as part of the CJFC u18s squad taking part in this year’s Scottish FA Youth Cup.

This would be a great opportunity for a local business or someone from further afield to get behind this Development Squad that regular provides additional opportunities into our First Team.

For more information or to discuss further, please contact our u20s secretary, Allan Morrison, on camelonjuniors20s@gmail.com or call our Club Chairman, Eric Henry, on 07739 066229.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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Scottish Youth Cup – First Round Draw

The draw has been made for the first round of the Scottish Youth Cup and we’ve received an away tie against Dunipace to be played on Friday 27 September.

Good luck to our Academy players taking part in this competition.

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Here’s the full Central region draw:

Central Section

Civil Service Strollers v Partick Thistle
Dunipace v Camelon Juniors
Spartans v Stirling Albion
Tynecastle v Inverkeithing Hillhead Swifts

Byes

Alloa Athletic
Bonnyrigg Rose
Kelty Hearts
St Johnstone
St Mirren

Scottish Youth Cup

Once again, we’re proud to be entering a development team from our Academy into the 2019/20 Scottish FA Youth Cup. With our First Team making their first steps on the senior Scottish Cup this weekend, it highlights the commitment from the club and the potential for players to achieve great things on these high profile platforms.

There are a total of 41 clubs participating in the Scottish FA Youth Cup Competition 2019/20. Clubs are regionally placed in Round One to minimise travelling.

The draw will be made on 12 August and we could face any of the following from the Central list:

Alloa Athletic; Bonnyrigg Rose; Civil Service Strollers; Dunipace; Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts; Jeanfield Swifts; Kelty Hearts; Partick Thistle; Spartans; St Johnstone; St Mirren; Stirling Albion; Tynecastle.

In the first round draw, there will be 14 numbered balls (we’re number 3) and 5 ties will be drawn. The remaining 4 clubs will receive a bye into Round Two.

Proposed Dates for Ties:

Round One – Friday 27 September 2019

Round Two – Friday 8 November 2019

Round Three – Friday 6 December 2019

Round Four – Friday 24 January 2020

Semi-Finals – Friday 21 February 2020

Final – Friday 24 April 2020 (TBC)

CJFC u20s Signing News – Gregg Clarke

Thanks to our partnership with Pitreavie Pumas, CJFC u20s are pleased to announce the signing of Gregg Clarke.

Gregg has been a stand out player in his training and game time with the u20s, and we were delighted to offer him the chance to move from Pitreavie Pumas to further his development.

This is a great advert for the CJFC Player Pathway and of working with like minded clubs.

We would like to thank Pitreavie and Paul Baxter for his involvement and drive to develop his boys and give them every opportunity to progress.

Welcome to the CJFC family Gregg

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CJFC u20s partner with Pitreavie Pumas

Camelon u20s are excited to announce a new partnership with Pitreavie Pumas u17s who play in the Fife Development league. Agreement has been reached for the Pumas to become a feeder club for our under 20s.

The new relationship between the two teams is fully under way with integration at training, plus some of the Pumas players have represented Camelon u20s in various league games over the past month. Worthy of note was their inclusion in our 11:1 home win against Newtongrange, when Pumas Gregg Clarke scored and Robbie Woodend made his debut with a solid performance.

Both sets of coaches are fully committed to the development of the young Pumas along with the development of Camelon u20s.

The move by Camelon Juniors into the East of Scotland Football League has opened up many new opportunities. Exciting times lie ahead with the Scottish Cup and East of Scotland Premiership next season, plus the fantastic opportunity to play in the u20s League, which is by far the highest standard of Development League for teams within the Central belt.

Announcing this exciting news, u20s Team Secretary, Allan Morrison said “relationships between clubs like this open up fantastic opportunities and new pathways for the development of young players. As well as forming a strong under 20s team, our objective is to get as many of the players into senior football in and around the fantastic East of Scotland Football League.”

Welcome Petreavie Pumas to the CJFC family of teams!

Another win for the under 20s

We’ve been remiss in keeping you up to date with the progress of our under 20s squad, so let’s put that right now.

In the past 4 weeks this new squad has recorded victories against the 2nd and 3rd place clubs in the league. On Friday, they played against a good Dunipace team and, despite the appaling weather conditions as Storm Erik passed overhead, the prospect of a local derby gave the watching crowd an entertaining night.

The first half was dominated by some fantastic football from Camelon and our lads got their reward by going 1 nil up thanks to a Marcus Boyce goal.

The second half was all about Dunipace trying to force their way back into the game and they seemed favourite to score next. But thanks to some excellent pressing play forcing a defensive error, Marcus Boyce was there again to get his and Camelon’s second goal of the night.

Dunipace continued to try to break through a very well disciplined Camelon team but another error, this time from the Dunipace keeper, allowed Sam Colley to get our third goal of the night.

Our lads continued to be on top of the game but credit must be given to Dunipace who didn’t give up, and were rewarded with a goal following some good play that finally broke our defence down. Following that, the game became very scrappy and with 70 minutes on the clock, Dunipace made it 3-2.

But Camelon really showed their growing development and maturity on the park to see the game out and secure the 3-2 victory.

Overall, this match was a great advert for under 20s football from the two local teams.

It’s been great to see some of the under 20s coming through to first team training and being part of match days as well. One of them, Jack Frame, was rewarded with 10 minutes on the field in last week’s first team match and made a good impression.

We wish the players and coaching staff in the under 20s continued success.

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