Rhys Signs Three Year Deal

Rhys Marshall signs his new contract. Also pictured are Glenavon Manager Gary Hamilton and Vice Chairman John Sinnamon. Photo by Philip Hawthorne

Glenavon FC is delighted to confirm that Rhys Marshall has tonight signed a three year contract with the Club.

Speaking to the website this evening Rhys said “I always wanted to stay at Glenavon as I’ve loved my time here so it was just a matter of sorting out a few details on the deal.

“It’s been tough this season but we’ve had three good seasons before that and of course expectations among the fans were naturally high but to finish in the top six again was still an achievement. We weren’t conceding as many goals but the problem was we didn’t score enough. Hopefully the arrival of big Mitch (Andrew Mitchell) will make a difference to that next season.”

Rhys, who scored six goals this season, is hoping to improve on that tally as he will be featuring more in central midfield next season.

Gary Hamilton was of course delighted to successfully finalise negotiations with Rhys. “In my opinion he’s one of the top three players in the country and, as I keep saying, he has the potential to play across the water. Wherever I ask him to play, week in and week out, he’s a top player and since he moved to centre midfield last season he started to score more goals.

“Cardiff City were over watching him at the play-off final and their assistant manager was really impressed with him,” the Glenavon boss concluded.

Golf Classic 2017

The Glenavon Golf Classic returned on Friday 19th May for the first time since 2014 with Major Freight Services on board as the main sponsor.

Lurgan Golf Club kindly hosted the event and it was a great success with 47 partaking in the day’s golf followed by for a delicious 2 course meal in the clubhouse.

The main prizes were awarded on a team basis, with the team containing former Glenavon players Colin Crawford & Alex Denver pipping the team, which contained former Portadown and current Glentoran left-back Ross Redman, to first prize.

A special thanks goes to Wilson Collins & Paul Best from Lurgan Golf Club for all their work in organising the golf, Ian Irwin who helped organise sponsors and Andy Heasley who provided the evening entertainment.

Glenavon FC are thankful to all who were involved in the day either participating or contributing to the various sponsorship opportunities. A full list of our sponsors and prize winners are below and as always we encourage you to support our sponsors.

Orchard Ground Equipment, Allsports, Lord Mayor of Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Garath Keating, Carla Lockhart MLA, Ulster Bank Business Banking, Councillor Mark Woods, National Windscreens, Pearl Sinnamon, Direct European Ltd, McGeary Courier Services, Decor8, Gordon Irwin, Adrian Teer, Boxit, Kuba Creative, Moira Equestrian Centre, Triangle Glenavon Supporters Club, William Walker Glenavon Supporters Club, City of Armagh Glenavon Supporters Club, First Lurgan Rangers Supporters Club, Deputy Lord Mayor of Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Paul Greenfield, Finegan Gibson Chartered Accountants, Electronic Excellence, James Barton Funeral Services, Martin Bunzl Ltd, Colin Lloyd Bathrooms, Anfield Transport, James Hamilton Group, Clyde Shanks Planning Development, The Classic Mineral Water Co, and High Street Harvest.

More photos can be viewed here.

Do you want to Roll With It?


Glenavon FC, in support of Angel Wishes NI, is pleased to present ‘Roll With It’ – the ultimate oasis experience, at Mourneview Park on Saturday 17 June. Tickets are available now from Skelton Travel, Leigh McClune, Eddie Drury, Sarah-Anne Wilkie, Aaron Dowey, Adam Carson, Willie Steele, Darren Vennard, Duncan Cambell, Jeff Magee, Andrew Trimble, Maynard Collins and The Royal British Legion.

Notification of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Glenavon Football and Athletic Club Limited will take place on Monday 12 June 2017 at 7pm in the Bedeck Suite at Mourneview Park.

Further details of the meeting will be provided on this website in due course.

Any persons wishing to stand for election to the Board of Directors for 2017/18 should have their nominations, proposed and seconded, with the Club’s Football Administrator not later than 5pm on Wednesday 31 May 2017.