Loch Park (Cap. 3,400) New Cumnock
Home Of Glenafton AFC
Pictures Taken Sunday 7th June 2015
Glenafton Athletic are a Scottish football club, based in New Cumnock, Ayrshire. Formed in 1930, their history has been characterised by local success, with some national success too.In the early nineties the club made three Scottish Junior Cup finals in a row, but managed to win only one of them.They have a traditional rivalry with both Auchinleck Talbot and Cumnock Juniors. The club is based at Loch Park and is considered by many as one of the better playing surfaces in Junior football. The 'Glens' compete in the Western Region Super Premier League division. They play in red and whiteRecently erected was a stand in dedication to Michael Morran, naming it the "Mick Morran Stand". Joining the club in 1961, Mick combined physio and trainer duties, although he was recognised as club physio. He retired in 1996 due to ill health at the age of 78, giving the Glens an incredible 35 year service. He died on 13 March 2007 aged 89. He is the grandfather of the Queen of the South midfielder Paul Burns.In recent years, the club have had a tradition of appointing well known ex-Senior players as manager, beginning in the early 1990s with former Scotland international and Partick Thistle goalkeeper Alan Rough. Other ex managers include Gerry Collins, Gordon Dalziel, Derek Ferguson and John McStay.Ted McMinn is an ex player.The team are managed since January 2015 by former Raith Rovers and Ayr United player Craig McEwan.