COLTS HISTORY

What’s Our Story

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COLTS ARE FOUNDED 
2016

A group of likeminded parents came together to set up a community football club in spring 2016.
The team was created entirely for the benefit of the children who play in it.
It was unique in a number of ways; the children were from different backgrounds and ability but with a common goal of developing new life and social skills, based around the principles of fair play and the enjoyment of football irrespective of ability, gender, race, colour or religion.

FOUNDATIONS OF THE CLUB 
2016

From the first day the children were the focus of our club. They chose the name, designed the badge and strips and the club listen to their views on how things are run.
What happens on the pitch was deliberately separated from the administration of the club.
Coaches are volunteers, no parents are coaches, the club is administered by a committee made up of parents.
The children originally trained in Clarkston, Airdrie and still do.
Our first set of strips were kindly donated by another Clarkston club, which sadly folded a few years ago. That is why the children chose the name Clarkston Colts

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CLUB EARNS GRANT 
2016

In May 2016, a successful Awards for All bid secured £4000 to help establish the club.

PLAYERS CREATE BADGES 
2016

Original badges created by the players in a workshop in June 2016

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SCOTT JOINS THE COLTS 
2016

Head coach Scott Murphy was brought into the club in the summer of 2016.

BADGE IS COMPLETE 
2016

Final hand drawn badge which took elements from each of the children’s suggested badges.

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KITS DESIGNED BY PLAYERS 
2017

We held a competition to give the players a chance to design their own strips. We still wear their creations today.

COLTS ADD AGE GROUP 
2018

As part of the continuing development of the club, Clarkston Colts were delighted to create a 2009s team. 
The younger age group would work closely with our existing 2007s to help with the growth of all players. 
Ashley Neil was recruited to lead the new side, affectionately knowns as the 'Mini Colts'.

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COLTS CONFIRM PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL CLUB
2018

Clarkston Colts were delighted to agree to link-up with highly respected Waysiders Drumpellier R.F.C. 
The partnership, confirmed in late 2018, allowed us to use their excellent facilities in Langloan for games. 
We also use the rugby pitch to train during the summer months. 
We have been lucky enough to enjoy workshops put on by the cricket club for our players and have used the facilities to host a number of Colts events.

NAMED CLUB OF THE WEEK 
2018

The Colts were delighted to be featured as Club of the Week in our local newspaper. 
Our friends at the Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser ran a lovely piece in December 2018 on the club, our history, and what makes us different.

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COLTS REVEAL NEW CHAIRMAN 
2019

We were delighted to announce Kevin Thompson had agreed to become chairman of Clarkston Colts. 
Kevin, who is dad to two of our players, is much-loved and respected by everyone at the club.

MINI COLTS ENJOY SUCCESS 
2019

Our 2009 side earned plaudits at the Coatbridge Milan 20th Anniversary tournament, winning the Fair Play Award.

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COLTS LAUNCH WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS 
2020

The club was proud to unveil our own website and social media channels in the late-spring of 2020. 
We believe these will help to increase the profile of The Colts in the local area, while also allowing us to showcase the players.

MINI COLTS BOLSTER CLUB
2021 

We were delighted to introduce a further three younger age groups, offering kids born in 2014, 15, and 16 the chance to enjoy the game.

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