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Glasgow Schools Football Association

Season 2017 - 18

Established 1904

Update 20 - 31 Mar 2017

Team lines

The form for submitting team lines can be downloaded here

Playoff Results updated 02 April 2017

Playoff results can be downloaded here

Cup Results updated 02 April 2017

Cup Results can be downloaded here

League Fixtures for 2017

League fixtures can be downloaded here

Division 1 - Seniors

Division 2 - Under 16’s

Division 3- Under 15’s

Division 4 - Under 14’s

Division 5 - Under 13’s

Season 2016 -17 - Update 20

Thanks to all who endeavoured to get results to me by deadline day, (Thursday 16th).

Please find attached the following, viz.,

The next two weeks have been set aside for schools to complete the quarter final playoffs before the Spring break. There is a pre playoff game in both Divisions 1 and 4. These games must be played next week to allow quarter finals to be completed before the  holidays. There will be no quarter finals allowed to carry over into April. If you cannot play your game, you should concede to your opponent.

Playoffs can be found here

There are 14 synthetic pitches available over the next two weeks and schools with venue problems are encouraged to use them. Please phone me to reserve a pitch.(07939335933) The original synthetic pitch allocation no longer applies and all schools are eligible to apply for them. Referees can be arranged with Stewart McLachlan (0141 637 8493).

With reference to the Synthetic Pitches available this week and next, I have received the following requests, viz.,

    Tuesday 21st, Scotstoun, (St Peter Ap)

    Thursday 23rd, Toryglen,  (Holyrood)

    Tuesday 28th, Scotstoun, (Knightswood)

    Thursday 30th, Toryglen,  (Holyrood)

A number of openings remain at the following venues, viz.,

    Tuesday 21st, Springburn

    Wednesday 22nd, Glasgow green

    Wednesday 22nd, Nethercraigs

    Thursday, 23rd, Greenfields

    Thursday 23rd, Stepford

    Tuesday 28th, Springburn

    Wednesday 29th, Glasgow green

    Wednesday 29th, Nethercraigs

    Thursday, 30th, Greenfields

    Thursday 30th, Stepford

Those schools not involved in League Playoffs but still in cup semi finals are encouraged  to play these games sooner rather than later. They are due to be played, along with league semi finals in the two weeks after the Spring break. Pitches at Toryglen and Loretto and Referees will be available during this time.

Cup semi finals are due to be played the first week back after the Spring break.

League semi finals are due to be played the second week back after the Spring break.

GSFA has secured the following venues for use of schools for these games, viz.,

Cup semi finals

  • Toryglen, 3 Pitches on Thursday 20th April, 4pm - 6pm
  • Loretto Playing Fields, 2 pitches on Wednesday 19th April 4pm - 6pm

League semi finals

  • Toryglen, 3 Pitches on Thursday 27th April, 4pm - 6pm
  • Loretto Playing Fields, 2 pitches on Wednesday 26th April 4pm - 6pm

I would like to remind schools that finals begin on Saturday 6th May and 13th May. The timetable will not be deviated from. Please refer to copy of GSFA Update 19 (2017)  below.

I wish all schools the very best in their endeavours over the next few weeks.


Maurice Shields

GSFA League and Cup Convenor

Season 2016 -17 - Update 19

Attached most updated League results, Points and Cup results. Any discrepancies must be sent to me asap.

Check Points sheet under (Jan Draw) for qualification criteria.....

The deadline for all results continues to be March 16th. No results will be accepted on Friday morning. Please email me or text me (07939335933) immediately after the games on Thursday evening. Draws for playoffs will be made thereafter and emailed out on Friday. Section winners will be drawn at home, but Synthetic Pitches will be available. (see below).

I would appreciate schools telling me of their games this week to help in my planning.

Please be prepared to play your quarter final and in some cases playoff games the following week beginning 20th March and week beginning 27th March. I have 7 synthetic pitches available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of both weeks.

Three pitches at Toryglen have been organised for help with semifinals Thursday 4-6pm on weeks beginning 17th/24 April  Lack of venues will not be used as an excuse. Referees can be requested from Stewart McLachlan on (0141 637 8493).

Straight through draws will be made on Friday, leading to Finals on Saturday 6th and 13th May at Loretto. Other Senior grounds will be used and schools notified in good time.

Maurice Shields

GSFA League/Cup Coordinator

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James Crawford Cup

For the last few years GSFA have introduced a Knock Out Cup competition for those schools with small rolls.  This competition is played at U15 level but is not prescriptive in that respect.

Some of you may not have had an u15's team this year but feel that they have some S3 boys who could combine with S2 boys and represent their school at this level. Others may feel that they wish to test their u14 team in readiness for next seasons rigours in Division 3. The choice is entirely up to the school.

The two previous finals, won by Whitehill (2015) and St Mungo's Academy (2016),  have been played at 'Murray Park' kindly provided by Rangers FC and this year they have offered GSFA a date in May for this years final.

The GSFA have looked at the criteria and wish to invite the undernoted teams to compete for the JAMES CRAWFORD CUP. Named in honour of an illustrious Past President and great servant of GSFA.

Help will be offered for suitable dates, venues and referees for all the knock out games.

If you feel that your school would like to compete this year, please reply to this email as soon as possible.  Mr Stewart McLachlan will also contact the schools once an interest has been shown.

Affiliation Fees

There is also a stagnation in Affiliation Fees being paid to GSFA. If you are a Glasgow School and your AFA believes there is a pecos problem, please show him/her the new arrangements that are now in place.

(The Procurement Document attached here). .


Final Days have been set aside for May 6th and 13th at Loretto Playing fields, with a possibility of one or two senior grounds also being used mid week around that time.  I will keep everyone updated.

Withdrawal of Teams:

Please see immediately below consequences of withdrawals........and failure to complete a fixture..

Division 1,Section A

Glasgow Academy have withdrawn from Div1 section A.

Division 1,Section F

The withdrawal of Rosshall from Div1 section F means that only two teams will be deciding that Section.

With that in mind the runner up in Div1 section F will be required to play the best runner up from the other divisions as an extra playoff game.

This game will be held as soon as all results are known and be at a venue and time conducive to GSFA and both teams involved, but will be held during week beginning 20th March.

Division 5,Section C

All Saints’ have withdrawn from Div5 section C.

Crookston Cup, 2nd Round

As a result of Bannerman u14's and Bishopbriggs u14's failing to arrange their Crookston Cup 2nd round, both have been eliminated and as a consequence St Mungo's u14's have progressed to the semi final of that trophy.