Tuesday, 4 December 2012
As our official Centenary approaches we would like to invite all of our fans and well-wishers to join us in marking the date in which the football club was actually founded. On the 12th of December 1872 in the Regimental Orderly Room in East Howard Street a meeting of the 3rd Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers proposed the formation of a football team.Private Broadfoot explained that the meeting was called for the purpose of organising, if possible, a Football Club in connection with the Third Regiment. He further reported that Lieutenant-Colonel H E Crum-Ewing, the majority of the Officers and twenty-five other members of the Regiment had signified their willingness to support such a club.
Sergeant Wilson then moved: "That we, the Members now assembled should form ourselves into a club, to be called the 3rd Lanark Rifle Volunteers Football Club." The motion was seconded by Private Taylor, and unanimously approved of. First to be debated was the 'uniform,' which was to consist of:
1) A scarlet Guernsey or Jersey (the colour of the regiment uniform) 2) Blue trousers or knickerbockers 3) Blue stockings
A subsequent meeting decreed that the number 3 should be displayed on the Guernsey
On the 12th of December 2012 we will be holding a Centenary Dinner in honour of our 100th year of football & the 150th Anniversary of the famous old Regiment. Come along and join us as our Sponsors The Langside Bar. Tickets can be purchased from the bar priced 10 pounds beforehand. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Monday, 29 October 2012
Sunday, 14 October 2012
http://www.third-lanark.co.uk A huge thanks again to BACKPASS MAGAZINE on their continued coverage of Thirds return to Cathkin Park in this month's edition. Since the beginning of the season we have put a 3rd XI out on 5 occasions to play local saturday & sunday teams and select XIs at Cathkin Park as well as having 2 'Clear-Up Cathkin' days when the pitches were deemed unplayable. The playing surface is in poor condition and the times of our let mean that we do not have access to changing nor shower facilities, as nearby Holyrood closes at 3pm. So it has been a Herculean effort to just get games played there and Third Lanark would like to thank all of the players, referees & fans for really pulling together and making these events happen. All games have been played in great spirit and we are again battling the elements to improve the look of the ground, whilst we rebuild the football club and plans for the possible future of Cathkin Park are drawn up. Thirds are at Cathkin every saturday from 2pm, please come along and lend your support!