Category: Sports

Local Football News

Great news! Blantyre Victoria YFC 2007 have reached their first final of the season this year! The local boys won their CLYFDA semi final tie against Larkhall Thistle on Saturday 25th January 2020. Well done to a great team! Needless to say, the Parents and coaches are very proud of you all. Photo Credit: A […]

Congratulations Alana Moody!

Here’s a story not to be missed! Local Blantyre lassie, Alana Moody had a memorable weekend just there. Alana won the British TaeKwan-do Championship in London on Saturday 23rd November 2019. What an amazing accomplishment. We know her family are very proud. Well done Alana! You’re putting Blantyre on the map!

Boxing Club Seeks Premises

A Blantyre Boxing Club has put out a plea for some assistance. The Blantyre Miners Boxing Club was based in the community resource centre, which as you may know was destroyed by fire in November 2017. The club still don’t have permanent premises of their own and have been using a ‘distant’ hall and O’Neills […]

Opening of BSA Community Hub

The newly renovated Blantyre Soccer Academy Community Hub is now officially open! An opening ceremony was held this evening, Friday 13th September 2019 with the ribbon cut at 6.30pm by Council leader, Cllr John Ross and depute leader Cllr Maureen Chalmers. The sun was out as a small crowd of guests watched the ribbon being […]

Marshall Arts Competition Success

Local Martial Arts Club, McGowans Blackbelt Academy enjoyed a fantastic result in the North Lanarkshire Open TaeKwon-Do Championships at Ravenscraig Sports Centre on the 24th August. Taking 21 competitors, the club based in Burnbank achieved an amazing 11 Golds, 10 Silvers and 6 bronze medals and came 4th in the overall medals tables. Instructor Kieran […]

Blantyr Celtic – Looking for Players

Blantyre Celtic are looking to strengthen their kids team. They’re looking for players born in 2007. Training takes place at Hamilton Palace Grounds/Ferniegair and the team play in the Lanarkshire league. The team trains Mondays and Thursdays, playing games on Saturday mornings. Contact Stevie on 07860 195319 or James on 07400 906868. Or drop them […]

Multi Level Golf Range

A new multi-level driving range is to be built in an area of disused land in Rutherglen. The golf leisure facility was given approval at a recent meeting of South Lanarkshire Council’s Planning Committee. The development will feature 72 hitting bays divided into multiple seating areas over three tiers. There will also be a sports […]

Blantyre Community Football Stadium

Blantyre Telegraph has this week, learned of proposals to build a new Football Stadium at McAnulty (Stonefield) Public Park, Low Blantyre. The plans follow ongoing proposals that would see the existing grass football pitches in the park, being asset transferred over from South Lanarkshire Council to Blantyre Victoria Community Club. Vics would then propose to […]