• 20/05/2014 - FESTIVAL IS NOW FULL - HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TIME

Important Parking Information and How To Get Here

Click on the picture below to find out about our new Parking Regulations and for directions to the venues.

4s, 7s AND GIRLS TEAMS ~ NETHERPOLLOK YELLOW CAR PARK

Parking for 4s, 7s and Girls teams will ONLY available at NETHERPOLLOK (G41 4AP) off Haggs Road.

(FOLLOW YELLOW DIRECTIONAL SIGNS)

11S TEAMS ~ CARTHA RED CAR PARK

Parking for 11s teams will ONLY available at CARTHA RUGBY CLUB (G41 4SN) off Haggs Road.

(FOLLOW RED DIRECTIONAL SIGNS)

 

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Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015

Lochinch / Cartha / Norwood Playing Fields

Within Pollok Country Park

From 08:30 to 17:00

 

A Great Day Out For All The Family


ABOUT YOUR FESTIVAL HOSTS

GIFFNOCK SOCCER CENTRE (Giffnock SC) was founded in 1995 by a group of dads keen to teach their children the rudiments of football in a safe and fun environment.

The club, voted SFA Best Community Footbal Club for 2013, is now one of the biggest of its type in the country with nearly 1000 boys and girls currently at the club.

We are a registered charity and are entirely run by around 160 unpaid volunteer coaches.

At primary age level we have around 450 kids, many of who play in one of our 4 and 7-a-side teams participating in the (ERSDA) set up.

Giffnock SC normally enters 3 or 4 teams for each primary age group in the ERSDA leagues.

The remaining primary kids receive coaching from our SFA certificated volunteers at our Soccer Centres, which run throughout the year.

Giffnock SC continues through to S5/6 and beyond with our teams competing in various leagues including Glasgow and District (formerly the Scottish Amateur), Paisley and District and East Kilbride Youth league. Typically, we have 1 or 2 teams for each secondary age group.

In recent years, we have provided a number of players to professional clubs including Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Dundee United and Partick Thistle.

To find out more about your Festival hosts and what we do, click on the video link below.


ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

Participants from SCOTLAND, DENMARK & ENGLAND, First Class Organisation and an Excellent Playing Schedule are the basis for Giffnock Soccer Centre’s Fourth International Youth Football Festival being held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of June 2015.

This event is for all the family and is sure to provide a friendly atmosphere, hospitality and superb organisation. The festival will be staged within the beautiful surroundings of the award winning Pollok Country Park in the south side of Glasgow and promises to have a packed programme, with non-stop football on excellent pitches together with plenty of additional activities that we hope will create a special family atmosphere.

The address for the event is:

Lochinch Complex

Pollok Country Park

Glasgow

G41 4SN

A printable map and directions can be accessed by clicking on this link

The club house and sports facilities will be split between the Lochinch Complex, Cartha and Norwood Playing Fields, all within Pollok Country Park.

Football matches will be played on Lochinch's brand new 3G pitch plus another 5 x 11-a-side grass pitches, 8 x 7-a-side grass pitches and a number of pitches also available for the 4-a-sides games.

Each day, Giffnock SC will provide catering in and around the playing fields with BBQs, Ice Cream, Sweets and Refreshment stalls.

This will be accompanied by all day family entertainment.

There will be additional catering facilities available within the Lochinch and Cartha clubhouses.

Parking will only be available at Netherpollok near to the venue for a small cost of £3.00 per day, which will include an Official Programme.

Programmes will be sold for £2.00 in and around the football venues

A Shuttle Bus Service will run from the Car Parking area to each of the football venues.

PRIZES

Festival memento for all players (4 & 7 a-side only)

Winners Cup per category (11-a-side only)
Winners and runners-up – 18 medals per team (11-a-side only)

Plate Trophy per category (11-a-side only)
Winners and runners up – 18 medals per team (11-a-side only)


PROGRAMME FOR TRAVELLING TEAMS

ARRIVAL

For those traveling teams arriving on the Thursday or Friday a club representative will agree a meeting place & time to welcome teams and provide festival information.

If there has been a request made prior to arrival for an area to carry out a training session you will be informed where this can be carried out.

We will provide you with the size of balls required for your age group along with bibs, cones etc.

ACCOMMODATION

This has been arranged and all travelling teams have been made aware of the various options.

If you require any further information, please contact Neal Ewing.

 

We look forward to another exciting festival of football as well as making new friends and meeting up with some old acquaintances.

 

If you require any further information please contact Joe McKerns (Giffnock SC Football Festival Director).