A Scottish FA Quality Mark club in West Lothian has formed a new amateur team within its ranks.

Linlithgow Rose Community Football Club (LRCFC) has formed an amateur team to compete in the third division of the Stirling and District Amateur Football Association.

LRCFC president Billy McAdam said: “We are delighted to welcome our new amateur team into our set-up.

“We could not help but be impressed with the ambition, drive, commitment and professionalism shown by former BFC Linlithgow players Marc Leishman, Ross Haughie and Blair Davidson.”

The three players pitched the idea to the LRCFC committee who were impressed with the idea.

Commenting on the new team’s enthusiasm, Billy said: “After spending some time at their training sessions and pre-season matches it's abundantly clear that everyone involved, players and officials, are determined for this to team to be a success.”

Billy said that his club set high standards of practice and that the new team were “committed to upholding these standards”.

“It's our duty as a committee to ensure this team is given our support and assistance wherever required, we wish them well in their new venture,” he added.

25 teams and 500 players of all age groups – male and female - are now under the LRCFC banner .

The Scottish FA’s club accreditation scheme – Quality Mark – which helps clubs reach their desired level of organisation – has given LRCFC ‘Community’ status for its provision of the full Player Pathway from youth up to junior level.