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Willie Docherty, Doune Castle AFC, SFA Grassroots Award Winner


Congratulations to Willie Docherty, Doune Castle’s long-serving Club Secretary, on becoming an SFA Grassroots Awards Winner. Willie has been selected as the Central Region Grassroots Football Volunteer of the Year 2015 in the Adult Football category.

Willie received his award during the Stirling Albion v Hearts pre-season friendly on Tuesday 14 July. The presentation party comprised Elliot Jardine (from sponsors McDonalds), Head Coaches Stuart McLaren (Stirling Albion) and Robbie Neilson (Hearts) and Hearts Director of Football, Craig Levein.

This award makes it a Caledonian League double-swoop in the SFA Grassroots Awards. Willie follows in the footsteps of last year’s winner, and one of his good friends, Pat Griffin of local rivals Milton AFC. Pat went on to win both the overall national title and, ultimately was named UEFA’s Adult Volunteer of the Year.

Willie now goes forward to the national awards event, along with the 5 other Grassroots Regional Award Winners.





The Caledonian League is proud of its rich history and reputation as one of Scottish Amateur Football’s most prestigious and successful organisations. The principal aim of the Caledonian League is to promote the amateur game. We seek to achieve this by providing our member clubs with the administrative and playing framework, and the direction and support that will allow them to participate in a thriving, sporting and competitive environment. All clubs in membership of the Caledonian League are well established. They have clearly demonstrated they are well run and committed to the principles of Fair Play and fellowship. One essential criterion of membership is that clubs must have first class playing facilities, which may be grass, or the latest and well-maintained artificial surface.