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Local football team in new season player appeal

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 18:28 GMT on Friday, July 26th, 2013.

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Picture: Kilsyth United's logo.
ONE local football club is appealing to members of the community to pick up a pair of football boots and join their team on the pitch.

Kilsyth-based team Kilsyth United play at the Kilsyth Sportsfield in Burnside Industrial Estate, Kilsyth, G65 9JX; training on Tuesday evenings and playing on Saturday mornings.

Club representative John Rafferty contacted Cumbernauld Media to issue an invitation for local residents to sign up to the team, who train on a state-of-the-art 3G pitch, at 7pm on Tuesday evenings, and play on grass on Saturday mornings at the sportsfield, in Kilsyth. 

Formed in July, last year, club representative John Rafferty described the team to Cumbernauld Media as being “fresh” and exciting”.

He said: “Kilsyth United are a fresh and exciting club to be a part of. 
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“It’s an excellent amateur football setup and with local players and sponsors, we really are a true community club with high expectations. 

“There is a sense of optimism about the season ahead, with league and cup silverware high on the agenda.”

Managed by ex-Forfar manager, George Shaw, the team compete in the Strathclyde Evangelical Churches Football League; coming second in the premier league, last season.

John continued: “We are going to be sponsored by the Coachman Hotel this season, and are a well-run organisation for anyone interested in playing competitive football.”

John added: “Anyone interested can phone me on 01236 826661 or email me at” 
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