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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

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!

More History in the Making

Camelon Juniors are pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, our Youth Development programme will be entering a team into the Scottish FA Youth Cup.  As this is for under 18s, we’ll be fielding a team that will be a mixture of our under 20’s, under 17’s and under 16’s squads.

We enter in the third round of the Cup and the draw was made today at Hampden.  We’ve received a home tie against last years semi finalists Kilmarnock to be played on Friday 9 November.

This is a really exciting opportunity for our lads and we wish them every success.

You can read more about this cup here.

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Under 20s Transfer News – Jay Buist

We can announce that Jay Buist, who has impressed with our under 20 squad, has joined Oakley United on a months loan.

Oakley play in the East of Scotland Football League Conference A so this move will help Jay gain some valuable first team experience to further his development.

Jay has already featured in two match day squads for our first team this season and is very much on the verge of a break through into the senior team.

We wish him well for this next month.

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More History Making from the mighty Mariners

We are about to make even more history!

This weekend will see the largest number of teams ever playing as part of the CJFC family, as the youth teams seasons kick off.

In addition to our First Team playing their Football Nation Qualifying Cup match at home to Heriot Watt University (the first ever meeting of these teams), we’re so proud to say that six, yes SIX other teams will walk out onto various football parks in the area wearing the CJFC strip.  Here’s a run down of the matches:

Friday evening
Under 20s: Spartans v Camelon Juniors

Saturday
2002s: EDFC Vs Camelon Juniors
2003s: Dalziel Boys Club v Camelon Juniors
2005s: Camelon Juniors v Maryhill Juniors
2006/07s: Syngenta Colts v Camelon Juniors
2008s: Stenhousemuir v Camelon Juniors
2009s: No Game
First Team: Camelon Juniors v Heriot Watt University FC

This is an amazing step forward for a community focussed club with huge ambitions across all age groups. So by way of encouragement, here’s some words from our Head of Youth Development, Gary Clark:

As we are about to start the season with all our youth and children’s sections, I just want to take time to wish all age groups good luck for the forthcoming season.  It has been a mammoth task to get the teams up and running in such a short space of time.

I would like to thank the Chairman, Eric Henry and Club Secretary, Tony Smith, along with the rest of the committee, for their backing and patience in developing the teams to get to this stage.  I also thank them for having the belief in me to build the youth and children’s system at the club.  I would also like to say that the first team management and coaches having been fantastic regarding the children’s and youth teams set up and have given me great support since first joining the club.

While I would love to take the credit all to myself there is one special thank you I would like to make.  This goes to Allan Morrison, the under 20s Development Secretary, who has been fantastic in building the teams with me since I first joined the club.  It really has been a joint effort with a lot of phone calls in getting the teams to this stage to start the season, so, thank you Allan.  I’d also like to thank Club Chaplain, Dan Rous, who has helped in building bridges within the community and schools as we widen our reach locally.

I will finish by saying that when I took the position on as Head of Youth Development, my vision was about getting kids playing football and trying to develop them in the correct way in order for them to play through our pathway or move onto bigger and better things.  As a club we are really moving forward positively.  What we have achieved in such a sort space of time has been fantastic and has been a real team effort.  I am sure going forward, that by adding more age groups to our club, we can achieve great things at Camelon Juniors Football Club and continue to make history.

Kind regards

Gary Clark

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Camelon Juniors make history

During our East of Scotland Qualifying League match against Eyemouth today, Camelon Juniors once again proved the strength of, and commitment to, our player pathway.  In the 79th minute of the match, and with Camelon leading 7-0, 15 year old Marc Thomson, goalkeeper with our 2003 team, came on as a substitute.  As a result, Marc became the youngest player to step out onto the park for the First Team.  And in the 11 minutes he played, he maintained the clean sheet that first team goalkeeper Dean Shaw had held.

This is a real success for the work the club is striving to do through all our clubs from the 2009’s up to the under 20s and into the First Team itself.  Head of Youth, Gary Clark, said “I am extremely proud of the young lad and the growing player pathway we have.”

After the match, the East of Scotland League tweeted that they thought he might be the “youngest player to date to feature in our league”.  That hasn’t been challenged so we’ll take it!  What an honour for the club and for Marc himself. Onwards and upwards for all.  #weareCJFC #itswhoweare

Marc Thomson stands with Manager Gordon Herd, waiting to make his 1st team debut
Marc Thomson runs on to take his place in goal for the 1st team

Youth Development News

Last night was a momentous occasion for one of our new youth teams.

The 2006/07 team, led by Graeme Anderson, held a signing evening at Carmuirs Park and the players even got to play on the main pitch too. Head of Youth Development Gary Clark and Committee member Allan Morrison were there to support the coaches, players and parents during the evening.

We are thrilled at how many Camelon children are in the team. This is one of the reasons for our youth teams – to support and encourage the talent within our local children as well as involving other talent from across the region too. It’s what we all sign up to when we say we’re a community club and encourage people to “support local”.

Also showing the strength of community and family spirit throughout the whole club, first team striker Kieran Anderson came down to the park and spoke to the children in this young team to encourage them.

Congratulations to all involved and for the new signings, welcome to the CJFC family!

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The Family Grows

Camelon Juniors are delighted to announce two new youth teams for next season.

We’re thrilled that this year’s Stenhousemuir boys club 2003’s and 2005’s will don the famous Camelon red strips from next season. They will join the CJFC family as an integral part of our player pathway.

Everyone at the club is delighted to welcome the boys, coaches and parents to the family.

With the guidance of Head of Youth Development, Gary Clark, we have more teams coming as shown in part on the flyer below and with more still to be announced! So watch this space to keep up to date with all the latest developments at the club.

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