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2021 AGM

14th Nov 2021

Please join us on-line for our annual AGM on Sun 14th Nov 2021 starting from 18:00pm . Come along and find out more about what's been happening at the club and future plans, join in, ask questions and get involved. Please request access to zoom call via the club.

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VI Football for All

1st Oct 2021

Bathgate Thistle CFC will be running sessions for the Visually Impaired along with qualified coaches and support for ages 8-16. These will be hld indoors each Sunday at Xcite Bathgate from 10-11am from 31st October.

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2007 Blues U14 Champs

10th July 2021

A huge congratulations to Bathgate Thistle CFC Blues U14's who won the 2020/21 WLAYFC A-League title going the season unbeaten which was a fantastic achievement and effort from all involved. Also well done to all other teams who participated in their respective leagues and onto next season for more success.

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Welcome Back

15th Mar 2021

Great to see the Level 4 restrictions being lifted allowing training to re-commence for all teams and ages although some restrictions remain this allows our teams to get back out there and have some fun. Please note that government guidelines remain in place.

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New Teamwear 2020

19th May 2020

Bathgate Thistle CFC are pleased to announce our new partnership with FN Teamwear who will provide quality teamwear to all our members from 1st June 2020, this is an exiting change while in keeping with the identity of our club and the new range which can be found on the website under teamwear.

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All Training Suspended

13th Mar 2020

The club has taken the decision to SUSPEND ALL TRAINING until further notice with effect from 4pm Friday 13th March. The club have not taken this decision lightly but feel we have a duty of care for all our members. Please stay safe during this period and more updates will follow as information becomes available.

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All Games Suspended

13th Mar 2020

Following updates from SFA & SYFA all grassroots matches are now postponed until further notice. The club are trying to keep up with the latest updates as they come through and will communicate through all available media channels, Stay safe everyone.

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Gold Quality Mark

20th Dec 2019

The club have successfully been awarded the SFA Gold “Community” Quality Mark. Following months of hard work this award is recognition from the SFA South East Regional Committee of the good practice that has been demonstrated by the Club through the promotion of safe play, player and volunteer development opportunities for our community.

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Charlie Fry

01st Aug 2019

Bathgate Thistle CFC's Charlie Fry was unveiled as the voice for Scotland's 7000 registered para-footballers. Charlie who plays for the 2005 Whites has been unveiled by the Scottish Football Association as their Ambassador for Autism Football. A proud moment for Charlie and everyone in involved with the club.

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Girls Football is Here

03rd June 2019

We are pleased to announce the creation of Bathgate Thistle's first girls team (U9's) due to the help of our new volunteer coaches and tireless work to get this section set up by Paul Marr (Clubs's newly appointed Vice Chairman) Future plans to grow our girls section are underway so watch this space for future announcements and more teams.

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New 2012 & 2013 Teams

05th May 2019

Bathgate Thistle CFC are pleased to announce the creation of our new 2012 and 2013 teams giving young kids the opportunity to be part of the Community Club and learn new skills, meet new friends and to start on their journey as the next generation of stars.

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Soccer School

7th Feb 2019

Bathgate Thistle's new soccer school has successfully launched on 27th Jan 2019 which attracted over 60 kids both boys and girls of all ages. The aim of the soccer school is to promote football within the community and for kids to develop new skills and have FUN.

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New Pitch Layout

7th Feb 2019

The club has agreed with Xcite and West Lothian Council to re-layout the grass pitches to move the 2 current 7 aside pitches to the top park and put in a new 9 aside pitch on the bottom park. A new container along with 9 aside movable goals will also be purchased by the club along with a new container donated by Sibcas to the club.

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New Chairman

20th Jan 2019

Bathgate Thistle CFC have appointed a new club Chairman to lead the wider community club whilst previous acting Chairman Stephen McGuigan will continue to contribute to the club as a key member of the Exec Committee. This coincides with other recent changes and additions to the clubs Executive Committee.

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New Website

30th Jan 2019

Bathgate Thistle CFC launches it's new club website providing a platform for the club to keep players, coaches, parents, sponsors and many others to stay up to date with what's going on at the club and gain access to information, news and policies among many other things going on at the club.

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Forth Bridge Crossover

27th Nov 2021

BTCFC 2014’s are taking on the challenge of walking the forth road bridge. Huge thanks to BEAR Scotland for all their support. Cycling from Tesco Bathgate to Seafield Nature Law and back. We support and wish them luck on their fun and memorable challenges.

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VI Football for all

1st Oct 2021

Bathgate Thistle CFC will be running sessions for the Visually Impaired along with qualified coaches and support for ages 8-16. These will be held indoors each Sunday at Xcite Bathgate from 10-11am from 31st October.

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Friday Fun Football

01st July 2021

Get into Summer with free Friday football sessions running from 2nd Jul to 13th Aug 2021 forages and abilities from 15:15 to 17:15pm Working in partnership with Planet Soccer and offering free football activity over the summer of 2021 Why not come along and join in..

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Open Fun Sessions

1st July 2021

Get into Summer with free Open Fun football sessions running from 4th Jul to 15th Aug 2021 for all ages and abilities from 14:00 to 16:00pm Working in partnership with Planet Soccer and offering free football activity over the summer of 2021 Why not come along and join in..

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S1-S6 Girls Football

1st July 2021

For high school aged girls (S1-S6) to attend and have fun in a relaxed and social environment. All levels of ability welcome running from 30th June led by SFA coaches, a place to enjoy the game from 20:000 to 21:00pm Working in partnership with SFA and offering free football activity over the summer of 2021

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Mini Kickers 3-5 Yr Olds

1st July 2021

Get into Summer with free Mini Kickers sessions running from 3rd Jul to 14th Aug 2021 for ages 3-5 to enjoy football from 10:00 to 10:45pm Working in partnership with Planet Soccer and offering free football activity over the summer of 2021 Why not come along and join in..

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Woman's Football

1st July 2021

Woman's recreational football for adult woman of any age and ability to attend and have fun in a relaxed and social environment. Running from 30th June led by SFA coaches, a place to enjoy the game from 20:000 to 21:00pm Working in partnership with SFA and offering free football activity over the summer of 2021

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Boot Bank and More...

08th Mar 2021

We have starting a kit recycling program, collecting old kit, boots, etc and plan to recycle these within the club, wider community & further afield. Please hand old items in for collection or at the collection point for further use. More info will follow about this program.

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Soccer Centre - Boys/Girls

16th Feb 2020

Bathgate Thistle relaunches our soccer centres in association with McDonalds & Claire Emslie Soccer Centres at Bathgate Xcite Outdoor 3G. Tue: 6-7pm age 5-8 yrs and Tue: 7-8pm age 9-12 yrs. (Boys & Girls Sessions available) Contact bmalcolm@westlothianleisure,com or simply come along and join in the fun.

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New Signage Installed

24th June 2019

New signage installed around Xcite 3G pitch and cages to promote the club and showcase the home of Bathgate Thistle CFC youth football within the community. The club would like to thank 1st Choice Living for sponsorship and help to install the new club signage. One of the many local businesses that continue to help support our community club.

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Club 2019 AGM

23rd Jun 2019

Please join us at Bathgate Sports Centre for our annual AGM starting from 15:30pm. Come along and find out more about what's going on behind the sceens, ask questions and get involved.

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2012 / 2013 Start Up

14th Feb 2019

Following the great response from the soccer school and the willingness to get involved we are about to launch 2 new age groups (2012s / 2013s) we plan to help start these up from Mon 4th March. All players are welcome and we are hope all players (including girls) will continue to attend the soccer school and the new training 1 night per week. (Girls may be split out later)

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New Teams?

11th Feb 2019

Following the fantastic turnout at the soccer school we are looking to launch 2 new teams (2012's, 2013's) with more information coming in the next few weeks as we get ready to start up the new age groups.

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New Containers

11th Feb 2019

A local business "Sibcas" has agreed to supply the club with a container which will be situated at the bottom grass parks from Wed 13th Feb. Also new 9 aside goals will be purchased and held in the container along with nets for the 11's goals. More will follow about the 3G Park container - watch this space...

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Soccer School

7th Feb 2019

Bathgate Thistle's new soccer school has successfully launched on 27th Jan 2019 which attracted over 60 kids both boys and girls of all ages. The aim of the soccer school is to promote football within the community and for kids to develop new skills and have FUN.

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New Website Launch

30th Jan 2019

Bathgate Thistle CFC launches it's new club website providing a platform for the club to keep players, coaches, parents, sponsors and many others to stay up to date with what's going on at the club and gain access to information, news and policies among many other things going on at the club.

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