Football clubs from across Glasgow and West of Scotland have reached out to the Reporter to try and keep youth players and coaches from Dumbarton Youth Academy in the game after it was scrapped yesterday.

Junior sides Vale of Leven, Clydebank and Lowland League side BSC Glasgow are looking to help out the Sons academy players and coaches who will be without clubs on June 30.

A statement on the Son’s website announced the decision to cut the entire youth academy yesterday, due to financial cuts and lack of funding.

The statement said: “With decreasing grant funding coming from the SFA, the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Project Brave, the significant resources required to comply with CAS participation, and the SFA's commitment to elite player development, Dumbarton FC has reluctantly concluded that the finance and resources necessary to operate within the CAS model cannot be sustained.

“With all of the above factors taken into consideration, DFC has had to face the fact that that it will not be able to participate in competitive youth football, within Club Academy Scotland, next season and will advise the SFA accordingly.

“The Board would like to thank the entire Dumbarton FC youth development staff who have supported our youth operation over the years.”

Dumbarton’s youth academy contained boys playing in various age groups: under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-17s.

If any other clubs would like to advertise your team to families, kids or coaches who were involved with the youth set up at Dumbarton FC, then email adam.thomas@newsquest.co.uk.

If teams could give the following details the Reporter can feature them below:

Team name:

When and where you train:

Are you looking for players, coaches or whole teams?

What positions/age groups are you looking for:

What league do you play in: 

When do you play matches:

Any other additional info and best way to contact if people are interested in joining:

Vale of Leven FC

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

Bryan Nicholas, under-21s coach: “We’re looking to build up a good team and trying to get players into the first team or on to bigger things.

We play in the West of Scotland under-21s First division. We just missed out on promotion and this year the aim is promotion.

“We’re the only club now who are to able to produce these boys locally on to other things.

“Some of the boys last season played in the first team league and the league select and the Scotland set up as well.

“There’s a lot of potential for moving on at our club.”

Where they train: Milburn Park and the Dillichip

What days do they train: Mondays and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm, also train on Saturdays during off-season

When do they play matches: Saturdays

What age groups are you looking for: Under-17s players or older

If you are interested or would like to know more contact Bryan Nicholas on 07929 373637.

Clydebank FC: 

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

Matt Bamford, Clydebank Match Secretary: “We’ve got under-19s, under-17s, 2007s and a 2005s team currently, and we’re trying to increase our youth development.

“If there are any teams, coaches or individuals who want to come along then we are happy to give them a try out.

“We’re more than happy to help out in whatever way we can. If it’s players, coaches, or teams with coaches – we want to keep the boys playing, we don’t want to lose them.

“We want to build on our recent success, we want to make an impact – we’ve got a junior side that have just been promoted to the premier league and we’re Scottish Cup holders at 19s, we you want to move forward and we want to increase it.”

Where they train: Donald Dewar or Clydebank Leisure Centre (If whole teams move then training can be wherever is most convenient for team)

What days do they train: Mondays and Wednesday evenings

When do they play matches: Saturdays

What age groups are you looking for: All ages and coaches

If you are interested or would like to know more email: info@clydebankfc.co.uk 

BSC Glasgow:

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

George Fraser, BSC Glasgow coach: “We’ve got quite a progressive youth set up. We have a under-20s team who play in the Lowland League development league and the Lowland League first team.

“What we’re keen to do is to go younger with the under-20s, and go for 16 and 17 year olds and give them a couple of years at that level.

“We’re looking for coaches as well, and more than willing to talk to any coaches that are keen to listen to us.

“Our goal has always been to have our lowland league team who are semi-professional to be almost exclusively all boys from our youth system.

“We are very keen on promoting from within and that includes coaches as well.

“Richie Salveta [former head of youth development at Dumbarton FC] is the assistant manager of our Lowland League team. Many of the kids will know Richie, so he’ll be a familiar face for the kids and parents.

“We’re of the belief that everyone should be able to play somewhere regardless of ability. “

Where they train: Scotstoun Leisure Centre

What days do they train: Mondays – Fridays (flexible)

When do they play matches: Saturdays and Sundays, with the under-20s sometimes having games on Friday nights

What age groups are you looking for: All ages and coaches.

If you are interested or would like to know more email: mail@broomhillsportsclub.org.uk

Shot Stoppers Goalkeeping Academy:

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

Tom Scott, head coach at Shot Stoppers: "We work with 2007 upwards to over 21s, amateurs and junior football goalies.

"Senior 'keepers have also worked with us during their pre-season.

"We have lads who travel from Harthill, Dumfries and Galloway and most recently two excellent prospects contacted us from Dumbarton.

"District should be no barrier if the parents and boys genuinely want to improve.

"BSC Lowland League goalkeeper Joe Wilton has also came through our set-up, and still returns for quality coaching in our experienced Group 3 setting.

"If some goalkeepers do find clubs and there is no coaching available within, we can organise to go and contact sessions within said team, that way both parties are onto a winner."

Where they train: Southside and Petershill

What days do they train: Saturday mornings and Monday nights

What age groups are you looking for: 2007 age upward to 21s.

If you are interested or would like to know more email: shotstoppersuk@hotmail.co.uk, contact Tom directly via 07814 269198 or visit their website www.shotstoppersgoalkeeping.co.uk 

Johnstone Burgh:

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

When and where you train: Tuesdays 6-7.30pm and Thursday 8-9pm at Gryffe High School

Are you looking for players, coaches or whole teams? Players

What positions/age groups are you looking for: 2005s

What league do you play in: Paisley Johnstone and District League

When do you play matches: Saturday mornings

If you would like to know any more information please contact head coach Darryn Barclay on: 07341 826918.

Campsie FC:

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter:

A club spokesperson said: “Our Under 21s are looking for a couple of players to add to their squad for next season, they finished 4th in their league last year they play in the west of Scotland league. We are based in Lennoxtown so we're a bit further out.

“The 21s will be looking to challenge for the league and cups this year.”

“Our Under 19s are looking for a coach and some players they play in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth league, there coach left them but they have a small squad of about 12 players who want to keep playing together, and they play Sunday afternoons.

“Also for 19s if they contact us through here any coaches looking to join must have PVG and level 1 and 2.”

“We are obviously a bit further out than the local teams but if the player is needing a team we are here.”

When and where you train: Celtic’s Training ground in Lennoxtown, and under-21s train in Kirkintilloch on Mondays

Are you looking for players, coaches or whole teams? Under-19s and under-21s and coaches

What league do you play in: West of Scotland League

When do you play matches: Saturdays (u21s) and Sundays (u19s)

If you would like to know any more information please contact the club via their twitter page or Stephen on  07932 677166.

Port Glasgow Boys Club:

Coach Terry Fuller said: "We're based in Port Glasgow, and are looking for players for the 2004 age group and coaches who could lend a hand or indeed someone to eventually take over the running of the team."

When and where you train: Parklea, Port Glasgow. Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Are you looking for players, coaches or whole teams? 2004 age group and coaches

What league do you play in: Paisley and Johnstone DIstrict League

When do you play matches: Saturday mornings

If you would like to know more please contact Terry Fuller on 07799 118675.

Knightswood Boys Club:

A club spokesperson said: "We at Knightswood currently have seven ex pro youth players in the 2005 team.

We would like to build these boys confidence back up and get them enjoying football again."

When and where you train: Scotstoun Leisure Centre on a Tuesday and Thursday night

Are you looking for players, coaches or whole teams? 2005s

What league do you play in? Glasgow Football League (games on Sundays)

If you would like to know more information contact Steven on 07581 071992