• Latest news ......PLEASE NOTE NEW DAY TIME . Next monthly meeting Monday 6th March 2017 @ 7 pm in clubhouse all coaches requested to attend

Welcome to Lochar Thistle Youths A.F.C.

Lochar Thistle Youths A.F.C. is based at the Enterprise Park at Heathhall, Dumfries. Our players range from 6 - 17 years old, we are are always looking for new players so if you are interested in joining one of our squads please contact any coach or committee member or contact club email and leave details.

The club can be contacted via email at locharthistleyafc@btinternet.com or we can be found on Facebook, search and like "Lochar Thistle Youths AFC". Each age group should also include details of a coach and their contact details.

The club is always looking for assistance from parents or volunteers who will assist with coaching or committee duties. Anyone interested in helping out in this worthwhile role can contact the club or speak with any of the coaches.

New Contact email for coaches to posts your team reports

Davie Jamieson:  locharthistleyafc@btinternet.com

Lochar Notice Board

Waiting list currently full for the younger teams

Advertising board space available please contact email address if interested cost will be emailed back to you

Well done to under 13 squad for winning there league.Great result for all involved Especially the coaches for guiding them to the league title.





Coaches or assistants required to assist with teams anyone interested please contact locharthistleyafc@btinternet.com Leave Contact details

Great facilities , kit , coaching ,


The club would like to say a big thank you to local business man Colin McBurnie from Colin McBurnie carpets on his kind gesture to sponsor the Under 7s super 5's team with a new kit for the upcoming season. We are always grateful when businesses show their support to the club and Carron & Colin's generosity over the years is very much appreciated.
Thanks from all at the club 👍🔴⚪️


Waiting List now started for 05 group who would like to join Lochar Please contact Sue on mobile number 07827017609 who will discuss options with you.

Please view Lochar Thistle Facebook page for updates On teams and performance

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Latest News ---------  New Standing Order Mandate

Monthly Standing Order.
Big thanks to the 70 plus parents/ carers who got their Standing Order forms in on time.Your child will receive a voucher in the next week to take to Knox Sports for their training kit .
Parents/ carers who have missed the deadline MUST ensure that the Standing Order Mandate is given to your bank before the 20 September to allow payment to start from October. The £12.50 fee for September must now be paid in Cash. Committee members will try and attend training sessions / games next week to collect this money .Please make sure that you or your child brings the money to these sessions.
If you have any questions please make contact with your coach.

New Standing Order Mandate  Deadline Has Now Passed

Can all parents, guardians and carers please ensure that they hand their new

Standing Order Mandate  into the bank asap please.any issues contact team manager asap

New Indoor Pavilion

Is available for Birthday Parties

If you would like to book the indoor pavilion centre please contact Jim Brown : 07929547808


Health and Safety Notice
Regarding cars entering via the footpath. The only access allowed is for
Disabled, Coaches with equipment, Ambulances and Emergency Services.

ALL OTHER VEHICLES SHOULD BE PARKED RESPONSIBLY on the road parallel to the park and NOT BLOCKING THE ENTRANCE and not on the corner of main road.

This is a very busy road used by lorries.

All coaches should inform parents that cars are NOT permitted within the football ground .

Thank you for your assistance


Lochar Thistle's Fun Day 6th June 2015

Lochar Thistle would like to thank everyone who came along to our funday and to everyone who helped make the day possible.



Please bare with us as we are currently updating the website


Lochar Thistle would like to thank the Bank of Scotland as we were successful to the tune of £2000 which was put to the purchase of an agitator for the upkeep of the surface in our Indoor Centre.



We are pleased to announce that on Saturday 27th September 2014 our Chairman Trevor Wilson officially opened our New W.T. Wilson Youths Indoor Training Centre.  If you would like to book the indoor training centre please contact Jim Brown : 07929547808

We would like to thank everyone who made it possible from the donors, sponsors, builders, volunteers and the commitee who made this brilliant centre possible.

The day was a great success thanks to everyone who attended and the local football clubs who came to share our opening day.


Work on the Indoor Training Facility at the club is progressing really well with plans being made for an official opening event on 27th September 2014, with more details to follow.  In the meantime the club have been proud to receive funding from the SWEAT Action Trust. This group has been very supportive of the venture to create an indoor facility which will provided a much needed winter training complex for local children and for the wider community teams.  As part of their support Sweat Action Trust generously donated £5000 towards the indoor facility and the cheque was presented to Trevor Wilson, Max Findlater and Wullie Boyd by trust members Colonel James Chatteris, Mike Rae and Christine Cameron. Our sincere graditude goes to the trust and all the groups who have supported this large development.



The club is urgently looking for new coaches to come along and assist with the training of its players. We currently have teams at the under 8's, under 10's and under 13's all of whom would benefit from extra assistance. There is no need for previous experience as the club will put you through your coaches badges cost free. So anyone who is interested and can spare 2 hours a week is asked to speak to a coach or committee member. The club relies on volunteers and the players benefit from a greater number of coaches who can work with them in smaller groups.



The club has been fortunate win the finals of the Arnold Clark kit awards and we really thank you for your support to help us win a new strip for one of our teams.



The club is proud to say that a number of players have been selected to play for local teams, these being:

Queen of the South  -  Conor Cowan, Kai McLellan and Kyle Braid

Dumfries Burgh  -  Cade Jardine, Oliver Cairnie and Adam Bertram

The club wishes all the players the very best of luck whether playing for the burgh or with Queen of the South under 13's.


The Lochar Thistle Youths 2005 team recently received new tracksuits which were generously sponsored by NRM Holiday Lets. The tracksuits were organised by company director Barry Little and the players, coaches and committee would like to thank Barry for his ongoing support.


The Lochar Thistle Youths 2006 team recently received new training tops which were gerously sponsored by Claire Wilson, Professional Freelance Dance Artist.  Our photo shows the team being presented the tops by Claire during a recent training session.

The coaches, players and committee would like to thank Claire and wish her all the best with her own business which she is looking to expand into Dumfries. Anyone requesting further information regarding the dance classes can contact 07706717885.

Our next photo shows Claire presenting the top to players Niall Rogerson and Logan McCreadie.


The Lochar Thistle 2003 team recently received new training jackets thanks to Lafarge Tarmac who sponsored the team. The jackets were presented to the team and coach Mark Gourlay by company representative Martin Gibson. The club would like to thank Lafarge Tarmac and Martin for their generosity and continued support.


The club are delighted with the development work which is ongoing with the new indoor training facilities. The steel work is progressing really well and these early photos gives some idea of the scale of the work being undertaken. We look forward to providing an excellent facility which will be available for team training and weekend matches during the winter period.



The Lochar Thistle under 17's recently received new training bibs which were generously provided by P&J Bacci Newsagents, Whitesands, Dumfries. Our photo shows team members Aaron Cowan and Cameron McDougall with team coach Jim Brown receiving the bibs. The players, coaches and committee would like to thank P&J Bacci for their continued support.


The Lochar Thistle 2005's and 2006's recently entered two teams into a round robin competition at the Queen of the South Arena. The teams played several matches against local opposition including Heston, Annan, Terregles and were joined by two teams from St Mirren. All the teams had a great day and a big thanks goes to Dalziels Garage Services, who sponsored the event.

The players were also joined on the day by Queen of the South player Daniel Carmichael and Annan player Dan Orsi. Daniel and Dani selected the player of the tournament which went to a player from St Mirren whilst the runner up was named as Kenzie Patterson (2005) from Lochar Thistle.


The Lochar Thistle under 8's made their Palmerston Park debut during the recent Queen of the South v Dundee match. The players took to the pitch to provide the half time entertainment when they played a friendly match against Heston Rovers. The players thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to thank Queen of the South for organising the match.


The Lochar Thistle Youths AFC under 13's team recently received new training tops which were generously sponsored by North East ARB, Fourmerkland Farm, Hollywood, Dumfries. The new tops were presented to the players by Simon Stewart.

The under 13's with Simon Stewart from North East ARB, Club Chairman Trevor Wilson and 13's coach Scott McLellan.

Simon presenting the new training tops to under 13's Captain Evan McMahon and Trevor Wilson. The players, coaches and committe would like to thank North East ARB for their support and generosity.


The Lochar Thistle under 8's recently received a new football strip thanks to the generosity of Knox Sports, Whitesands, Dumfries. The new kit was presented to the players during their Friday night training session by Claire Knox. All the players coaches and committe are grateful for the ongoing support of Knox Sports.

The team and under 8's coach receiving the new strips from Claire Knox.

Claire presenting the kit to coach Dougie Thomson and players Josh Milne and Adam Jamison.


The Lochar Thistle under 15's received two new sponsors this week when they took receipt of their new training tops and trackie trousers.  Its all thanks to Soltyre Ltd, Downsfoot Industrial Estate, Heathhall who purchased a new set of training tops for all the players whilst Gates Power Transmission bought a set of trackie trousers for each players.

The players were presented with their new kit by Robert Bruce and Max Gordon from Soltyre Ltd and Mark Wells, Gates Power Transmission, Heathhall. The committee, coaches and parents would like to thank both companies for their ongoing support.

Our photo shows Mark Wells, Gates Power Transmission, presenting the trackie trousers to the team and coaches.

The under 15's players and coaches with Soltyre representatives Robert Bruce and Max Gordon.

Robert and Max presenting the new tops to Calvin and Calum.

Mark presenting the new trousers to Josh and Dec.

Season 2013/2014 Kicks Off

The 2013/2014 season is now well and truly underway with all the club teams having matches at the weekend. All the age groups have also returned to full training with the pitch being fully booked every night of the week.  The club are also pleased to welcome back Davy Byers who trains the Lochar Thistle goalies along with the Queen of the South keepers on a Monday night. We have seen a number of young keepers joining the training sessions and benefitting from Davy's experience and coaching techniques.

Everyone at the club are enthusiastic about the new season and we would encourage all the parents and football fans to come along to the pitch every Sunday to support the players and cheer on the team.

To keep up to date with the fixtures and results see the age group web page or  follow us on Facebook at Lochar Thistle Youths AFC.


The sun was shining on a glorious day at the Lochar Pitch on Saturday 25th May 2013 for the clubs annual awards day. The committee could not have expected such a great turn out and would like to thank all the players and parents for their tremendous support. We would also like to thank all the people who kindly donated gifts for the bottle stall, raffle and home baking stall. The awards were presented with the assistance of Queen of the South goalkeeping coach Davey Byers and Queen of the South players Ryan McGuffie and Danny Carmichael. Both Ryan and Danny spent lots of time meeting the players and parents. Thanks goes to both players for giving up their time to assist as well as Davey for his ongoing support.

The day concluded again with a coaches v under 17's match, which is becoming a popular fixture. The match was evenly balanced with the coaches taken the lead twice before the under 17's levelled the game at 2 - 2. Well done to everyone who took part.


The 2012/2013 under 13's League was decided by a play off match which was held at the Terregles Park on Thursday 23 May 2013 between Lochar Thistle and Mid Annandale. The match was a competitive affair from the start with Lochar have the majority of the early pressure. This led to a good goal for Lochar who never looked back. Overall it was a great team performance with Lochar pressuring the Mids team throughout. Lochar continued to extend their lead and concluded the match 4 - 0 winners to secure the league cup.




It was celebrations for the Lochar Thistle under 17's on Wednesday 15th May 2013 when they won their Ryedale Cup Final against the Millenium. It was a thoroughly enjoyable match with both teams performing well and playing the match in a great spirit. Both teams gave their all throughout the match but it was Lochar who lifted the cup with a 3 - 0 victory.

A big thanks goes to Ryedale Remedials who sponsored the cup and our photo shows Lochar team captains Jack Priddy and Ali Irving with John Quigley and Gordon Maxwell.

The photo below shows Craig Pirrie and Greig Corbett with the cup. Greig was also named the sponsors Man of the Match which was well deserved for his solid performance in defence.

The coaches were also impressed by the result and a huge congratulations must go to the players, coaches and supporters who encouraged the team throughout the match.


On Sunday 5th May 2013 the semi final matches and cup final were held for the Dumfries Schools Cup. A number of Lochar Thistle players were competing for their respective schools with the final featuring some of the Under 13's and Under 12's who were playing for Locharbriggs and Heathhall Primary School. I was Heathhall who eventually won a very close final and under 13's player Ryan Nish won the Player of the Tournament Award. Well done to all the players and helpers who made this an excellent competition. Our photo shows Heathhall Primary School with their trophey and shield.


Monday 29th April 2013 saw the Lochar Thistle under 17's competing in the Rotary Cup Final which was held at Palmerston Park. Lochar were up against a strong Heston Rovers side and despite Lochar playing well during the match they were unable to overcome Heston who won the match. It was a great effort by all the Lochar Thistle players and coaches who should be proud of their display.

Club mascots for the night were under 8's players Brodie and Charlie who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to warm up with the players on the Palmerston pitch.



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