Changes ahead for Black Watch as coach leaves

Campsie Black Watch 21s v Celtic BC. Scottish juvenile cup final. Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. 30.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Campsie Black Watch 21s v Celtic BC. Scottish juvenile cup final. Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie. 30.4.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

THE Campsie Black Watch Committee will be changing after a disappointing season.

The present 19s committee will join the 21s committee to give Blackies a stronger group to try and change the fortunes of the club.

For the last few seasons Allan Differ, Paul McLaren, Jim Shanks and Robert Davis have been very successful and, with the present committee, there is great hope that Watch will at last get back to their winning ways.

This year they have continued to get into finals and fail, plus all of a sudden they saw the league championship go from being within their grasp to slip away because of dropped points during a hectic end to the season. This will have to change and hopefully this will be a new start.

Tony Findlay has decided to leave the club and this is a great loss. Tony gave exceptional commitment to the club over eight years and the Black Watch Committee’s thanks go out to him.

Former Black Watch player Michael McKenna moves from Campsie Black Watch Youths to take over the 19s team.

This is a tremendous boost to the 19s and with Michael in charge their success will continue.

Last Wednesday Watch drew 2-2 with Busby at Overlee Park, Clarkston.

This continued the form of recent games – Watch players put in plenty of hard work, but did not do enough to take all three points.

Tonight (Wednesday) is Watch’s last game of the season – they play St Peters at St James Parks, Paisley, in the league. Kick-off is at 6.45pm.

The hard work begins on Saturday when Watch start trials with a game at Station Road. Kick-off is at 1.30pm. Tote number for Saturday was 35-5. No winner -–£450 next week.

This week, May 28, will be the last week of the tote for the season. Thanks go out from the Watch Committee to the many people who have supported the club by participating in the tote.