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THE QUEEN’S PARK FOOTBALL CLUB SOCIETY

The Society was formed on 30th October 1913, its objects being to form a bond of union among the old members, to promote the interests of the Queen’s Park Football Club and to encourage the pursuit of amateur football and athletics in every form.

Full members can join The Society by completing the application form here and returning it to The Society by post, hand it into the club or give the form to the Society President before home games.

Society President – Colin F Robertson

The social activities of the Society include two Golf and two Bowling Outings annually, at which Trophies and prizes presented by the late David D. Warren and Lord McGowan and prizes presented by the Queen’s Park Football Club are competed for.  An “At Home” is held annually and on occasion, a Smoking Concert.

The Buchanan Trophy – presented for competition in Curling

The Hillpark Jubilee Trophy – presented for annual competition in Bowling

At the time of the Great War the Committee raised money to endow beds in Bellahouston Hospital when the sum of £116 was handed over to the hospital authorities.

In 1921 a Silver Shield bearing the crests of the four Scottish Universities, was presented by the Society to the Scottish Amateur Football Association for competition among the Universities of St. Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Silver Shield for competition between Scottish Universities

Today the Shield is contested by the top 12 universities and the top 2 colleges in Scottish Student football.

In 1928 a Silver Shield was presented by the Society to the Scottish Amateur League for competition in their second division.

A Benevolent Fund to provide assistance to members of the Club or dependents of deceased members in necessitous circumstances was created in 1924.  Donations from the Queen’s Park Football Club and from members and friends of the Society laid the foundation of a Capital Account.  This has been added to year by year from donations and from the proceeds of the Queen’s Park v “Rugby Rovers” Annual Match at Hampden Park.  The income derived from the investments had enabled the Committee of the Society to give financial assistance to every necessitous case which has been brought to their knowledge.

The President’s Chain of Office, composed of badges won by members while playing for the Queen’s Park Club, is a unique and valuable one.  The medallion to complete the chain was gifted by the Club.  The chain was formally handed over to Mr. James Hamilton the President of the Society, at a Smoking Concert held on 27th February, 1935, the presentation being made by Mr. Ralph Risk, President of the Queen’s Park Football Club.

Later it was decided by the Society to present the chain to the Queen’s Park Football Club as it was felt to be more a link with the history of the Club than of the Society.  This decision was appreciated by the Committee of the Club and the Chain was duly handed over by Mr. James Hamilton at the Annual Meeting on 30th April 1936, to the then President of the Club, the late Mr. Peter Doig.

Recent Events

Society add to Stuart McGrady Memorial Golf Day

June 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Society add to Stuart McGrady Memorial Golf Day

Iain Campbell, secretary of The Queen’s Park Society, travelled to Ayr on Sunday 28th May to support a fund raising event for one of our former players, Stuart McGrady, who tragically died in 2015.

After a round of golf at Seafield Golf Club, the players returned to the Abbotsford Hotel for the presentation of prizes.

Iain then presented a cheque to Ian McGrady, Stuart’s dad.    The cheque represented the amount raised at a Society fund raising event in May 2015.

The McGrady family are delighted that Stuart’s friends give of their time to keep his name alive.   They are grateful to the members of the Queen’s Park Football Club Society for their contribution to the funds.

Football Question Time – £430 raised

May 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Football Question Time – £430 raised

On behalf of the Society I would like to thank all those who came to our recent fundraiser.

We raised £430, an excellent total which will be used to help any QP player in need of assistance.

I’d like to thank Margaret, Janice, Janet and David for their help and everybody who donated cash and prizes for the raffle and especially David, Tony, Keith, Craig and Gus who all freely gave of their time to be such an entertaining panel.

Colin Robertson
Society President

Football Question Time

April 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Football Question Time

The Society are running a “Football Question Time“ in the JB McAlpine Pavilion on Friday 28 April. This event is open to all and includes a raffle.

The evening will be hosted by Keith McAllister and the panel includes David Stirling, Craig Stewart, Gus McPherson and Tony Quinn.

Everybody is welcome. We will start at 1930 and there will be a raffle.

Tickets may be bought at the door on Friday evening.

Queen’s Park Society

February 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Queen’s Park Society

We have added a new page in our ‘Club’ section of the website.  It’s called “Queen’s Park Society”.

The Society was formed on 30th October 1913, its objects being to form a bond of union among the old members, to promote the interests of the Queen’s Park Football Club and to encourage the pursuit of amateur football and athletics in every form.

Click here or choose “Queen’s Park Society’ from the “club” menu to read more about the Society.

Henderson Bowling Competition

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on Henderson Bowling Competition

On Monday 30th January six intrepid members of the Society took part in the annual Henderson Bowling Competition at the Glasgow Indoor Bowling Rink.

The victorious team of Skip Neil Chisholm, Fred Miles and Colin Robertson, defeated Skip Raymond Martin, Kenny Harvey and Alan Watt.

A really enjoyable evening was has by the four non-payers, and the two skips. Some excellent shots were produced (flukes some would say).

The night was rounded off with food and drink.

We will shortly be announcing more details about our Society evening, which will be open to all.