DUNTOCHER football club Antonine FC could be set for a landmark year to celebrate their 15th anniversary.

The club was founded in 2001 by chairman Willie Gibbons and Alistair McCall, the pair started the club to give kids in the area something to do.

Antonine have since gone from strength to strength and now have 17 teams throughout the age groups.

Two of their teams have the chance to commemorate their landmark year with trophy wins.

The under-19 side are in the Scottish Cup final on Sunday, May 8, taking on Albion Rovers at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium. The under-19s have already racked up a number of trophies through the age groups, winning the Scottish Cup twice and reaching another final.

While the under-21s have their own chance at glory in the Lady Darling Cup final. They take on Barrhead YFC on Friday, May 27 either at Yoker Athletic’s Holm Park or Renfrew FC’s New Western Park.

The club have a proud history of nurturing talent and a host of players have went on to some of the biggest clubs in Scotland. None more so than John McGinn, the Hibs and Scotland midfielder played for Antonine for several years before moving to St Mirren’s academy.

Other Antonine alumni include: Tony Gallagher (Falkirk), Gary Hynes (Falkirk), Sam Wardrop (Celtic), Kieran Gibbons (moved to Aberdeen now at Livingston) and Liam Rowan (moved to Falkirk now at Stranraer).

The club are looking for coaches for their 2003-2007 teams. If interested contact Alistair on 07757690725 or Willie on 07877363759.