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Busby Amateur Football Club was founded in May 1980 by the present Match Secretary (Alan Bruce) due to the circumstances of there being a gap of 22 years in which the village did not have a an amateur team. Any Busby boys looking for a game of football had to travel to Eaglesham, Netherlee or even further afield.
Alan decided to do something about this and after a discussion with the then Scottish Amateur Football League (SAFL) secretary, George Butler, it was decided that club would play a season of friendlies to prepare themselves for season 1981/82. Rounding up potential players involved visiting the local pub and bookies scouting for talent.
The club were successful with their application for the SAFL and are now entering their 26th season of continuous membership. In the previous 25 seasons the club has enjoyed a fair bit of success in the various divisions and cups.
After a lot of hard work by Alan Bruce and various other stalwarts the club is now thriving, with a senior section of three teams, a youth section of eight teams (from U13 – U21) and a junior section of eight age groups (from U5 to U12) giving a club total of some 370 playing members.
The benefit of starting the youth and junior sections is shown in the senior section where most of the players in these teams have come through the ranks. Additionally, a number of players from within the club have moved on and are now playing at senior and non league level. Against a background of reduced (and reducing numbers) of amateur football teams, it is hoped that with continued hard work and development at both the junior and youth sections the senior section will continue to flourish.