Board Members

Honorary President : John Sweeney

John Sweeney has been a lifelong Third Lanark supporter. He watched Thirds as a boy in Glasgow before emigrating to Canada where he continues to live. John has been a successful business man in the construction and real estate fields with a particular focus on banks and housing. He owns three separate companies and his business interests are located in places as diverse as Ontario and Florida. Among his many other pursuits, John has been Technical Director of Peel District School Board and was pre-eminent in bringing soccer to local cable television both producing and commentating on games. Presently, John is president of the Homeowners Association in Mississauga Ontario and is involved in regional and City government.

John's hobbies include promoting community projects, flying his Cessna aeroplane, taking part in half marathons, power walking and, of course, following soccer both in Canada and Scotland. John has also been a SFA referee. He became actively involved with Third Lanark in 2011 and is resolute in his drive to put Third Lanark back in its rightful place in Scottish Football.

Chairman : Ian Alexander

Born in the east end of Glasgow in 1946, Ian Alexander became chairman of the club in October 2015. A well-known Glasgow businessman, Ian has a personal interest in conservation matters and rescuing old buildings which marries well with the aims of the club. Ian relishes the challenge of taking Third Lanark back to the top in Scottish Football and back to its home at Cathkin Park.

Ian's business interests are in Construction Project Management with his company offices based in Glasgow whilst operating throughout the United Kingdom. He brings a level of expertise that will help push the club forward on a sound footing. An ardent football fan, Ian's football loyalties have to date rested on the other side of the river at Firhill, but presently his focus is centred on re-energising the Hi Hi. As a Partick Thistle fan Ian is well aware of the challenges he faces!

Director : Pat McGeady

Pat McGeady has been with Third Lanark for many years playing for the club back in the 70s. Indeed, Pat was captain of the juveniles for two years. Football runs in his family, his nephew Aiden McGeady being only one of a number of professional football players the family has produced. Pat has been a life-long Third Lanark supporter and has driven the club forward through difficult times to where we presently are. He was Chairman of the club until earlier this year when commitments and the needs of the club made him take on responsibility for fundraising and the position of vice chair. Pat's dream is to see Third Lanark back at the top in Scottish Football based at a refurbished Cathkin Park.

Director : Elaine Bellamy

Elaine Bellamy joined Third Lanark earlier this year as a consultant on grant applications before becoming a director in her own right. Elaine resides in England and is a Stockport County fan who has taken Third Lanark as her Scottish club. Elaine assists the club in a number of areas with strategic advice over funding and grants. Elaine views Third Lanark as a sleeping club with vast opportunities for growth through innovation built on a sustainable business model.

Director : Matthew Curry

Matthew Curry has been involved in the resurrection of Third Lanark for the last ten years. His family was traditionally a Third Lanark supporting one which with the club's demise looked accross the city to Firhill as the home of their new loyalties. However, even with Partick Thistle taking up much of the football excitment and dissapointments in his life, Matt never gave up his emotional attachment to Third Lanark. Matt along with Pat McGeady has been instrumental in getting the club back on its feet and putting it in position to regain its status in the future in Scottish Football. Matt is also a collector of Third Lanark memorobelia and is responsible for the Supporters Association which is run under the auspices of the club.

Director : Campbell Hughes

Campbell Hughes is a well known figure in Scottish football circles particularly at Firhill and Ochilview. Campbell states that his recent involvement with Third Lanark started simply through replying to an advert for players and helpers. Now a club director Campbell's role centres around youth development through the setting up of the Third Lanark Football Academy.

Campbell says:

"I first got involved with football in the sixties when I used to watch Third Lanark then played for an amateur team and eventually ran my own club Red Star for 20 years, helped out at Partick Thistle and Stenhousemuir leading to running 1876 Thistle boys club."

Campbell has always held the belief that the future of any club relies on its youth development. Now in its first year as an academy, Campbell has three age groups and has plans to expand this substantially over the following seasons. Campbell is without doubt a timely appointment to the club board.



Biggest victory Thirds 11 St .Andrews 0 ,Scottish cup 31st October 1885.
Record defeat1924/25 Thirds0 Motherwell 8
1947/48 Thirds 0 Hibs 8
1960/61Thirds 0 St.Mirren 8
1964/65 Dunfrmline 8 Thirds 1
Most league points- 1930/31 Div 2 61 points
Most League Goals 1930/31 Div 2 107

League scoring records 1934/35 George Hay 46 (second Division)
1960/61 Alex Harley 42 (first Division)
Highest attendance at Cathkin Feb 1954 v Rangers Scottish Cup 3rd Round 45,455