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Conor McKenzie extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 21 year old midfielder Conor McKenzie has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Conor joined us in May 2018 and has established himself well in the team, providing strength and options from the left wing. Conor has scored 6 goals this season making him the joint 3rd highest scorer so far.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Conor!

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Former player, John Hamilton, passes away

Camelon Juniors are sad to share the news that former player John Hamilton has passed away.

John was part of our 1952 squad that made the clubs first appearance in the Scottish Junior Cup Final, with the match played out infront of nearly 70,000 fans in Hampden Park. He was centre forward in the team that narrowly lost to Kilbirnie Ladeside.

The family informed us that John passed away peacefully in Glenbervie care Home, Larbert last Tuesday aged 88.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends.


Don Morrison extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 29 year old defender and club Captain Don Morrison has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Don joined us in July 2016 and has provided a strong presence in the team ever since. He was given the captaincy last season and his risen to the challenge with ease, providing the on field leadership that the management team desire.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Don!

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Dean Shaw extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 24 year old Goalkeeper Dean Shaw has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Dean joined us in June 2017 and has continued to be a strong force between the posts, pulling off some stunning saves and keeping out some penalty kicks as well.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Dean!

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Andy Kay extends his contract

We are pleased to announce that 22 year old midfielder Andy Kay has extended his contract with us, keeping him at the club until at least June 2020.

Andy joined us in July 2016 and has established himself as a regular presence in the team. Equally comfortable at the back or upfront, Andy has already scored 5 goals this season.

Thanks for sticking with the mighty Mariners Andy!

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Ryan Kane extends his contract

We’re pleased to announce that midfielder Ryan Kane has signed a contract extension to keep him at Carmuirs Park until at least the end of next season.

Ryan joined us in January 2017 and is a steady feature in the team. He’s got 3 goals and 1 assist from his 10 appearances this season and is always involved in the action.

We’re glad that Ryan has chosen to extend his time with us and look forward to what he has to bring to the club going forwards.


Squad News

Camelon Juniors can confirm this evening that striker Ross Crawford has left the club and moved to Sauchie Juniors on a permanent transfer.

Everyone at the club would like to thank Ross for his efforts during his time with us, and wish him every success for the future.


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.


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.


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

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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