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News & updates for the 2023/24 season

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20th FEBRUARY - AARON RAMAGE EXTENDS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce that forward, Aaron Ramage, has extended his deal at The Volley, keeping him with us next season.
'Rambo' has been recovering from injury and we look forward to welcoming him back to training soon.
Sponsored by: Available.

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9th FEBRUARY - JOSH GILLESPIE EXTENDS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that Josh Gillespie has extended his deal until the end of the 24/25 season.
The forward player has been in exceptional form for The Dale recently. 
Please join us in congratulating Josh.

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2nd FEBRUARY - KRIS KELLY SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce that we've agreed a deal with Sauchie Juniors FC for the signing of the talented midfielder/forward, Kris Kelly, on a long term contract.
Kelly is no stranger at The Volley, having had a short loan stint earlier this season, he'll be part of tomorrow's squad where we host Tweedmouth Rangers.

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1st FEBRUARY - EWAN HERRIOT EXTENDS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce that defender Ewan Herriot has extended his deal at The Volley, keeping him with us next season.
Ewan has been a mainstay in The Dale defence this season, congratulations!

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24th JANUARY - KAMMY JACKSON LOAN EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that we have managed to extend Kammy Jackson' loan until the end of the season.
The big stiker is in a rich vein of goalscoring form at The Dale and his extension will be vital in our promotion charge.
We thank Sauchie Juniors FC for their assistance in making this happen.

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17th JANUARY - DECLAN O'HARA GOES ON LOAN
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that defender Declan O'Hara has joined West Calder Juniors on loan.
We wish Declan well during West Calder's promotion push.

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15th JANUARY - TOMAS MURPHY EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce that left back, Tomas Murphy, has signed a new deal and will be with us again for the 2024/25 season.
Please join us in congratulating, Tomas.

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10th JANUARY - RYAN MAHOOD SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce that Armadale U20's vice captain, Ryan Mahood, has signed a contract with the first team.
The centre midfielder has been in exceptional form for Ritchie Hastings development squad this season and is now into double figure goalscoring.

 

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9th JANUARY - KAI WHYTE DEPARTS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that after a successful loan spell, Kai Whyte has completed a permanent transfer to Livingston United F.C.
We wish Kai all the best for the future. 
* Pending SFA Approval.

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5th JANUARY - JACK SAYERS LOAN EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that Jack Sayers loan has been extended until the end of the season.
The right back has been a mainstay in our defence since his arrival.
We thank Broxburn Athletic F.C for their assistance in making this happen.

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3rd JANUARY - LEE McGUIGAN DEPARTS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that Lee McGuigan has returned from his loan spell with Livingston United F.C. 
The club has agreed a deal with Fauldhouse United F.C for the permanent transfer of the player. 
We wish Lee all the best in his next step.
* Subject to SFA Approval.

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1st JANUARY - DECLAN WOOD EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that forward, Declan Wood has extended his deal at the club, taking him up until the end of the 24/25 season.
Congratulations, Declan.
Sponsored by: JT Electrical & Sean Murphy.

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24th DECEMBER - CALLUM NELSON EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that young goalkeeper, Callum Nelson has extended his deal at the club, taking him up until the end of the 24/25 season.

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17th DECEMBER -CHRISTMAS DRAW WINNERS
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Christmas draw winners . Big Hamper - Alison Murray , Bottle Hamper - Dylan Gilles, Hamper - Jackie Loudan, Hamper - Davy +Shug Corrie, litre Whiskey-Sheila Lee, Litre vodka-Colin Leiper, Cuddly Toy - Yvonne, Litre Wine -Elaine +Fiona, Watch -Diane Sayers, Steak Pie -Jimmy Smeaton , Dewars Voucher- J Potter cav, Shortbread -Liz French , Mystery Prizes - Big Gav,Billy Russell,Amy,Betty,Lynz,Graeme Morrison,Alexis,Prenty,AnneW, Tam Calder,Jock,Joyce Denim,John Lee,Andy Brown , David Currie . Thanks for all for taking part

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17th DECEMBER - CRAIG BAILLIE CONTRACT EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that young forward, Craig Baillie has extended his deal at the club, taking him up until the end of the 24/25 season - he also celebrates his birthday on Tuesday next week!

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10th DECEMBER - DOMINIC KANE CONTRACT EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that midfielder Dominic Kane has signed a contract extension at the club, taking him up until the end of the 24/25 season.

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2nd DECEMBER - ANDY MURPHY CONTRACT EXTENSION
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to confirm that goalkeeper, Andy Murphy has signed a contract extension at the club, which ties him down again next season.
Please join us in congratulating big Andy.

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16th NOVEMBER - STUART McLEOD NEW CAPTAIN
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Dale legend Stuart Mcleod has been appointed club captain for the remainder of the season.
Stoogs is a well respected figure within the club and across our leagues, more importantly in the dressing room - we're confident he'll be a fantastic captain.
Please join us in wishing him all the best.

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16th NOVEMBER - SAMMY WATSON DEPARTS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm the transfer of Sammy Watson to Whitburn Junior F.C. 
Sammy has been a mainstay in The Dale defence over the last 4 seasons, leaving everything on the pitch every Saturday. 
Spending time as both captain under Colin Strickland and vice captain under previous manager Derek Strickland, he played a pivotal role in our most recent promotion campaign.
Everyone at Armadale would like to wish Sammy the best of luck in his next football chapter.

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3rd NOVEMBER - CHRIS DONNELLY DEPARTS
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Armadale Thistle F.C. can confirm that Chris Donnelly has left the club.
Dougie has had a fantastic football career winning many trophies along the way at Bo’ness Utd. The big man also played a big part in the Dale's promotion last season and was an integral part of the squad.
Everyone at Armadale would like to wish Dougie well in his next venture.

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3rd NOVEMBER - ADAM UPHILL SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce the signing of centre back Adam Uphill from Hill of Beath Hawthorn.
Uphill has Lowland & Premier League experience and will be available for selection this weekend.
Welcome to The Dale, Adam.

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2nd NOVEMBER - AARON RAMAGE SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that ex Falkirk F.C. youth player, Aaron Ramage has signed for the club.
Rambo has been impressive in training the last few weeks and the forward scored in our midweek friendly against Bathgate Thistle. 
Please join us in welcoming him to The Volley.

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1st November - JACK SAYERS SIGNS ON LOAN
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Armadale Thisle are delighted to complete the loan signing of 19 year old right back Jack Sayers from Broxburn Athletic.
Jack played 90 mins in our friendly last night against Bathgate Thistle and impressed.
We’d like to thank Billy McPhee and Broxburn for their help in concluding the deal.

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27th October - KAMMY JACKSON SIGNS ON LOAN
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce the loan signing of 21 year old Kammy Jackson from Sauchie Juniors. 
The big centre forward trained with the team on Thursday night and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s game at home to Coldstream F.C.
Welcome to The Volley, Kammy!

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20th October - ROBBIE FEENEY STEPS DOWN
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Armadale Thistle can confirm that long-serving striker Robbie Feeney has taken the decision to step away from football for the time being.
This season marked Robbie's 12th as an Armadale player, with his service coming over 2 spells. He contributed with 6 goals and 4 assists in 11 appearances for The Dale this season.
Robbie is as prolific as they come, bagging multiple top scorer awards, winning player of the year and player's player of the year. He was also featured in the EOSFL Division 3 team of the season last year.
Robbie will go down in the history books as an Armadale legend and I'm sure you'll join us in wishing him all the best for the future. 
We'd also like to thank ProCut Landscape and McLay's Minibuses for sponsoring Robbie.

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3rd October - DECLAN O'HARA SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce the signing of Declan O'Hara from Livingston United Football Club.
The 6'8" left sided defender can play central defence or left back and will be available for our trip to Coldstream this weekend.
Welcome to The Dale, Declan! 

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29th September - PLAYER LOANS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that both Kai Whyte and Lee McGuigan have completed a loan move to Livingston United Football Club.
🗣 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒏 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒌𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅: "Having had a good conversation with both boys on Tuesday, we agreed it would beneficial for them to go out and get as much game time and game experience as possible, which will of course, benefit us and them in the future". 
"They are both great boys with excellent attitudes - who both need to play football and we're looking forward to see how they develop over the next few months".
Please join us in wishing both Kai and Lee, the best at Livingston!

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25th August - KRIS KELLY SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to announce the short term loan signing of Sauchie Juniors FC player Kris Kelly.
Kris can cover a variety of midfield/attacking role's and goes straight into tomorrow's league match at Easthouses Lily.
We'd like to thank Fraser Duncan and Sauchie for their cooperation in getting the deal done quickly.

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8th August - JOSH GILLESPIE SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle are delighted to announce the signing of forward Josh Gillespie.
Josh impressed as a trialist at the weekend, scoring a goal and assisting one too. He has also had previous spells with Alloa and Bo'ness Athletic.
At only 19 years old Josh is an exciting talent and we're excited to see him play at The Volley!

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30th July - FUND RAISER ANNOUNCED
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SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER - VOLUNTER PARK - 7:30PM

Another great wee fundraiser for the club . If you want to sponsor a race get in touch ( £20) or if you can sell a race sheet again get in touch . Great wee night in the pavilion come along and have some fun supporting your CLUB .

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15th July - SCOTT DALZIEL MOVES ON
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𝗗𝗮𝗹𝘇𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀
The club would like to announce that Scott Dalziel will be moving on to pastures new for the season ahead.

We wish Scott all the best for the future, and thank you for your service to Armadale!

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13th July - CHRIS AIKAMHENZE SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm, 20 year old forward Chris Aikamhenze has signed up tonight.
Chris has spent part of his youth career with Aberdeen F.C and most recently Cowdenbeath F.C.
The young 6ft 2" forward will bring pace and flexibility across the front line and we look forward to seeing him continue his early pre-season promise.
Welcome to The Dale Chris.

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12th July - DECLAN WOOD SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C can confirm that winger Declan Wood has put pen to paper at The Volley.
After a successful season with Bannockburn and a highly impressive pre-season with us, the 23 year old has decided his future is at The Dale.
Deco has contributed in each of our friendly games so far, with both goals and assists.
Welcome to Armadale Thistle F.C.

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11th July - CALLUM NELSON SIGNS
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Armadale Thistle F.C are delighted to finally announce the signing of young goalkeeper Callum Nelson.
Nelson - who has been with us since the start of pre-season - has shown us the qualities he possesses not just in training, but in games. 
Please join us in welcoming him to The Dale.

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1st July - Pathways at the Dale
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After an impressive season Aidan McPhillips (17) and Ben Stewart (16), pictured below with first team manager Colin Strickland, will be making the step up to play for the Under 20's team this season.

To aid their development they have been invited to train with the first team for the upcoming season, playing on a Friday night for the 20s.

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16th June - 𝗖𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗚 𝗕𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗘 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thisle FC are delighted to confirm the signing of highly sought after 18 year old Craig Baillie.
The Dale managed to fend off a host of clubs to snap up the highly rated striker. 
We’re delighted Craig has chose The Volley to play his football next season.
Welcome, Baillie!!!!!

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14th June - EWAN HERRIOT 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thistle FC are delighted to finally announce that 25 year old Ewan Herriot has put pen to paper at The Volley.
The big defender spent last season playing for Wishaw JFC at right back and centre back.
Welcome to The Dale, Ewan!

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12th June - KAI WHYTE 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that Kai Whyte has put pen to paper at The Volley.
Kai had recently been captain of Linlithgow Rose U20s and been in/around their first team.
The 20 year old midfielder continues to impress with us in training.
Welcome to The Dale, Kai!

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8th June - JOHNNY MOFFAT 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thistle FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jonny Moffat from Lowland League side, Civil Service Strollers.
A product of the Hibs Youth Academy, the 21 year old central defender becomes The Dale' third summer signing.
Welcome to The Volley, Jonny.

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7th June - DEPARTURES (Various)
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Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that club captain Stephen Horn will be taking time away from football. 
Stephen played a big part in the club's progression over the years and been captain of the team for the last 3 seasons, helping guide us to promotion. 
We would like to wish Stephen all the best and were sure it’s not the last time we see him down at The Volley.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that both Gavin Hamilton and Marc Allan will leave the club upon expiry of their current deals.
Both have played their part in helping the club clinch promotion and everyone at The Dale wish them the best for the future.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm John-James Henderson will be leaving the club upon expiry of his contract.
Everyone at The Dale wishes JJ the best for the future.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that right back Greg Forrest will be leaving the club following the expiration of his current contract.
Everyone at The Volley wishes Greg the best in his recovery from injury and in his next step in the game.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that goalkeeper Ryan Macindoe will leave the club upon expiry of his contract.
We wish Ryan all the best with his next step.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm that Fraser Keast will be taking time away from football due to commitment reasons. 
Fraser has a young family and busy work schedule, making football a difficult commitment.
The club would like to thank Keasty for his contribution over the last few seasons and I’m sure we’ve not seen the last of him at The Volley.

Armadale Thistle FC can confirm the retirement of central defender Stuart Hunter.
Everyone associated with the club would like to thank Hunts for his contribution at The Dale and helping the club win promotion.
We'd also like to congratulate Stuart on a fantastic career. We wish him all the best in the future and he will always be welcome back at The Volley.

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6th June - DOMINIC KANE 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thistle FC are delighted to announce the signing of long term target, Dominic Kane.
The 25 year old box-to-box midfielder, brings valuable Lowland League and EOS Premier experience, having played with Stirling Uni and  most recently, Blackburn Utd.
Join us in welcoming him to The Volley.

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5th June - 𝗝𝗨𝗪𝗢𝗡 '𝗦𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗕𝗬' 𝗔𝗕𝗨𝗕𝗔𝗞𝗔𝗥 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗦
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Armadale Thistle FC are delighted to announce the signing of versatile midfielder, Juwon Abubakar from Edinburgh College.
The 24 year old played an integral role in Edinburgh College' promotion campaign this season.
Welcome Shelby!

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31st May - ROBBIE FEENEY CONTRACT EXTENSION
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Contract Extension. Robbie Feeney has  extended his contract at the volley until summer 2024 . More goals for the Dale fans

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30th May - RUARI MacLENNAN CONTRACT EXTENSION
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Contract Extension . Ruari MacLennan has extended his contract at the volley until summer 2024 . Looking forward to next seasons challenges . Watch for more signings and extensions through close season . DBWAH

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