Scottish Junior Football Association
The Scottish Junior Football Association is an affiliated national association of the Scottish Football Association and is the governing body for the junior grade of football in Scotland. The term junior refers to the level of football played, not the age of the players, the closest equivalent terminology would be non-League football in England, the difference being that non-league football in Scotland is not similarly integrated into its football league system. Founded in 1886, the SJFA is responsible for disciplinary matters within the grade, certain player registration procedures, other league and cup competitions are organised by three regional committees. The association headquarters are at Hampden Park, Glasgow, which is Scotlands national football stadium, there was an earlier Scottish Junior FA, which was founded in Glasgow in October 1880. This body also ran a Scottish Junior Cup competition during 1880–81 season, the SJFA was formed in Glasgow on 2 October 1886 and the first seasons Junior Cup saw 39 clubs take part. Junior football had existed since the early 1880s, initially as separate local associations across Scotland for clubs not in membership of the SFA. This new national association acted as an umbrella for these local associations, as well as establishing the Scottish Junior Cup. The first three winners of the Scottish Junior Cup all joined the SFA and stepped up to senior level, gradually, a number of junior leagues grew in strength — particularly in Glasgow, where leading clubs drew large crowds. The Glasgow Junior FA, having seen a number of its proposals rejected at SJFA meetings, seceded from the SJFA in 1907 but returned a year later. Further disputes occurred in 1922 over poaching clubs and, in 1927, the record number of clubs to enter the Junior Cup was 412 in 1922–23. The local associations continued to run their leagues until 1968, when the SJFA instituted major reforms and this first phase of regionalisation removed the need for the many local associations, replacing them instead with six regional committees. These six regions — Ayrshire, Central, East, Fife, Tayside and North — still exist, to an extent, as divisions in the national league structure. The last major reform took place in 2002, with the six regions merging to create a three-pronged league setup. From the 2007–08 season, four Junior sides have been able to qualify for the Scottish Cup, the four teams are the three Superleague winners and the Scottish Junior Cup winners, all from the previous season. In the 2015–16 season, Linlithgow Rose became the first junior team to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after beating Forfar Athletic. In 2011, the Scottish Football Association created two new boards, Professional and Non-Professional, to provide more focused governance in these differing areas of the game. The term junior does not relate to the age of players, Football for youngsters is generally known as Youth or Juvenile football. In the late 19th century, membership of the SFA conferred senior status on a club, nowadays, membership of the SJFA automatically confers on a club registered membership of the SFA, however, junior and senior non-league clubs still play in separate competitions
Brechin is a town and former royal burgh in Angus, Scotland. Along with the cathedral and round tower, part of the chapel of Brechins Maison Dieu or hospital survives from the Middle Ages, the town is well known for its cathedral, with eleventh century round tower, one of only two of these Irish-style monuments surviving in Scotland. The tower was originally free-standing, but is now incorporated in the framework of the cathedral, the cathedral has been much altered, but still contains medieval work of the 13th and 14th centuries, notably a handsome western tower and processional door. Brechin is represented within Angus Council by the Brechin & Edzell ward, the members elected from this ward are, as of 2012, Mairi Evans, Bob Myles and Jim Houston. Education in Brechin is managed by the Education Department of Angus Council, Brechin City Football Club plays Scottish League football and is currently placed in the SPFL League One. Its ground is called Glebe Park and is situated off Trinity Road, Glebe Park is the only senior football ground in Europe which has a hedge along one of its perimeters. Brechin is also home to the football club Brechin Victoria F. C. who play at Victoria Park. Caledonian Steam Railway Steam railway in the heart of Brechin
Dunbar is a town in East Lothian on the southeast coast of Scotland, approximately 28 miles east of Edinburgh and 28 miles from the English border north of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Dunbar is a royal burgh and gave its name to an ecclesiastical. Until the 1960s the population of the town was more than 3,500. The town is thriving with the most recent population published for the town at 6,940, there are very well regarded primary and secondary schools in town. The town is served by Dunbar railway station with links to Edinburgh. Dunbar is home to the Dunbar Lifeboat Station, the second oldest RNLI station in Scotland, Dunbar is the birthplace of the explorer, naturalist and influential conservationist John Muir. The house in which Muir was born is located on the High Street, there is also a commemorative statue beside the town clock, and John Muir Country Park is located to the northwest of the town. The eastern section of the John Muir Way coastal path starts from the harbour, each year on the last full weekend in September, Dunbar holds a weekend-long traditional music festival sponsored by various local companies. In its present form, the name Dunbar is derived from its Gaelic equivalent and that itself is probably a Gaelicisation of the Cumbric form din-bar, with the same meaning. This form seems to be attested as Dynbaer the seventh-century Vita Sancti Wilfredi, to the north of the present High Street an area of open ground called Castle Park preserves almost exactly the hidden perimeter of an iron age promontory fort. The influential Northumbrian monk and scholar St. Cuthbert, born around 630, was probably from around Dunbar. While still a boy, and employed as a shepherd, one night he had a vision of the soul of Aidan being carried to heaven by angels and thereupon went to the monastery of Old Melrose and it was then a kings vill and prison to Bishop Wilfrid. As a royal holding of the kings of Northumbria, the economy centred on the collecting of food renders and the administration of the northern portion of that kingdom. It was the base of a royal official, a reeve. Danish and Norse attacks on southern Northumbria caused its power to falter, Dunbar was burnt by Kenneth MacAlpin in the 9th century. Scottish control was consolidated in the century and when Lothian was ceded to Malcolm II after the battle of Carham in 1018. Malcolm needed to fill a vacuum on his south-eastern flank. The grant included Dunbar and, it can be deduced, a swath of East Lothian
Perthshire, officially the County of Perth, is a registration county in central Scotland. It extends from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west and it was a local government county from 1890 to 1930. Perthshire is known as the big county and has a variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural straths in the east. Perthshire was an administrative county between 1890 and 1975, governed by a county council and this Local Government council was superseded in 1930, when a joint Local Government council was formed with the neighbouring small county of Kinross-shire, linking the two. The parish of Muckhart and Glendevon was made part of Clackmannan District Council, longforgan was included in the City of Dundee District, in Tayside Region Council. The remainder of the council was combined with the council of Kinross, the two-tier system introduced in 1975 was superseded by a system of unitary authorities in 1996. The area of the council is now divided between the Local Government council areas of Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross and Stirling. The area included in Dundee in 1975 was transferred to Perth, the coat of arms of the County of Perth appears to have been granted for use on the colours and standards of the volunteer and militia units of the county raised at the end of the eighteenth century. The grant document was discovered in the Lyon Office in 1890, the shield is very similar to the Scottish royal arms, reflecting that Perthshire was the home county of the House of Dunkeld and contains the former royal capital, Scone. Further royal references are made on the canton, which shows Scone Palace surmounted by the Crown of Scotland, the crest is a Highland soldier, reflecting that the famous Black Watch were formed in the county. The supporters are an eagle and a warhorse, the former from the arms of the city of Perth, of the twelve burghs in Perthshire, only Perth was made a large burgh. There were ten small burghs, Blairgowrie and Rattray being united into a single burgh, in 1947 Pitlochry was created a small burgh. In 1894 parish councils were established for the parishes, replacing the previous parochial boards. The parish councils were in turn replaced by district councils in 1930, the Royal Burgh of Perth originally formed part of the Perth burghs constituency along with burghs in Fife and Forfarshire. The Representation of the People Act 1832 made Perth a separate burgh constituency, the remainder of the county returned a single member as the parliamentary county of Perthshire. The parishes of Tulliallan, Culross, Muckhart, and the Perthshire portions of the parishes of Logie and Fossaway were annexed to constituency of Clackmannanshire, in 1885 seats in the House of Commons were redistributed, Perthshire received three seats. Perthshire Eastern Perthshire Western In 1918 there was a further redistribution, in 1950 it was renamed Perth and East Perthshire. These boundaries continued in use until 1983, when new constituencies were formed based on the Local Government regions and districts created in 1975
Blairgowrie Junior Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club based in Blairgowrie and Rattray, Perth and Kinross. Their home ground is Davie Park, when the Perthshire, Angus, and Dundee leagues combined to form the Midlands League, Blairgowrie were the league champions three years in a row, winning the league in 1969–70, 1970–71 and 1971–72. They won it for a time in 1974–75. Some 48 players have left Blairgowrie to become Senior footballers, and they include Charlie Thomson, Kenny Cameron, the clubs record attendance is 5,200, which occurred during the 1958–59 Scottish Junior Cup quarter-final replay against the eventual winners Irvine Meadow. Up until the end of the 2005–06 season, they played in Tayside Division One of the Scottish Junior Football Associations Eastern Region, the SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Blairgowrie found themselves in the twelve-team East Region, North Division. They finished fourth in their first season in the division, and in 2007–08, won the league with a game to spare, beating Downfield 6–1 in their final home league fixture. Johnstone YM Trophy - 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65 Midlands League - 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72 Dryburgh Cup - 1973–74 Tayside First Division - 1974–75, 2003–04 St
Coupar Angus F.C.
Coupar Angus Junior Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club based in Coupar Angus, Perth and Kinross. Their home ground is Foxhall Park, formed in 1935, they joined the Angus Junior League the same year and remained in that league until their move to the Perthshire Junior League in the 1960s. In 1969 they joined the Midland Region Junior League, but the year joined the Tayside Premier League of the Scottish Junior Football Associations Eastern Region. The SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Coupar Angus found themselves in the twelve-team East Region and they finished eleventh in their first season in the division. The team have been managed since the beginning of the 2016–17 season by Logan McConachie after previous manager Ross Graham departed to become a director at Forfar Athletic, McConachie is one of footballs youngest managers, being only 24 at the time of his appointment. As of 18th May 2016 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
East of Scotland Football League
The East of Scotland Football League is a league of football teams from south-east Scotland, which was formed in 1923. The league sits at level 6 on the system, on a par with the South of Scotland Football League and is proposed to act as a feeder to the Lowland Football League. Its clubs are drawn from the Edinburgh, Lothians and Scottish Borders areas. A total of 16 teams will compete in 2015–16, drawn from the 29 members of the sister organisation and this will be subject to the club meeting the sufficient licensing criteria to satisfy the terms of promotion. In 2013, a new Lowland League was formed covering all of Scotland, teams who also joined include Dalbeattie Star and Threave Rovers, who both subsequently left to rejoin the SoSFL and then the Lowland League. While the EoSFL oversees the leagues and League Cup competitions, the East of Scotland Football Association is an independent body. Most of the sit on both bodies, and the Executive Committee is a joint organisation. The current President of the EoSFA is Morain Scott, while the President of the EoSFL is Tom Allison, the secretary of both organisations is John Greenhorn. There are 29 members of the East of Scotland Football Association, the first teams of these four members have little involvement in EoSFA competitions. Youth teams of Hearts and Hibernian contest the East of Scotland Shield, while Berwick Rangers, the first teams of the Lowland League members contest EoSFA cups. The EoSFL and EoSFA are full members of the Scottish Football Association, the EoSFLs former two-tier format was abolished for the 2015–16 season, to be replaced with a single fifteen-team division. For 2016–17, the league consists of twelve teams, knock-out tournament, with replays until the semi-Finals and final. South Challenge Cup, This competition, new from the 2007–08 season and it is a straight knock-out tournament. The King Cup, Open to all EoSFA members not playing in the SPFL, the King Cup final is traditionally the last game of the season. East of Scotland Qualifying Leagues, A new competition from the 2011–12 season, Open to all 24 EoSFA members playing in the EoSFL. A pre-season warm-up competition, these clubs are split into four groups of six, East of Scotland League Cup, Group winners and runners-up from the East of Scotland Qualifying Leagues enter this straight knock-out competition. The East of Scotland Qualifying Cup, currently sponsored by Image Printers, all 20 EoSFA members playing in the EOSFL enter. The finalists join the first teams of Berwick Rangers and Livingston in the East of Scotland Cup, the 4 EoSFA members in the national leagues used to all enter, but now the Hearts and Hibernian reserve teams contest the East of Scotland Shield - albeit intermittently
Bo'ness United F.C.
Boness United Football Club is a Scottish football club, based in the town of Boness. The club is currently a member of the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League, the club have won the Scottish Junior Cup on three occasions, in 1948,1976 and 1984. They presently play their games at Newtown Park, which has room for around 7,500 spectators and has been used as a football ground since the 1880s. As a result of winning the 2009–10 East Superleague, United competed in the Scottish Cup for the first time the following season, the club eventually reached the third round, defeating Scottish Football League Third Division side Queens Park at home in round two. They also reached the round the following year. Boness United have a rivalry with Linlithgow Rose. The following players all went on to be capped for the Scotland national football team playing for Boness United. Paddy Buckley – St Johnstone and Aberdeen, played in Uniteds 1947–48 Scottish Junior Cup winning team. Donald Ford – Hearts and Falkirk, alex Scott – Rangers, Everton, Hibernian and Falkirk. Jim Scott – Hibernian, Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, Falkirk and Hamilton
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic F.C.
Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club from the town of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. Formed in 1890 and nicknamed the Rose, they play in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League and their home ground is New Dundas Park, and they have traditionally played in red and white hoops. They have won the Scottish Junior Cup twice, in 1966 and in 1978 and their 6–1 defeat of Whitburn in 1966 is a joint record margin of victory in a Scottish Junior Cup final. The team are managed since June 2015 by former Berwick Rangers player and assistant manager, Bonnyrigg and other Junior clubs can now enter the senior Scottish Cup by winning their regional league - i. e the East Superleague - or the Junior Cup. In their first campaign in 2009-10, Bonnyrigg lost in their tie to Highland League club Fraserburgh. Better results were achieved in 2012-13, losing to SFL Second Division side Brechin City in a replay after wins over Girvan, the third Scottish Cup adventure in 2016-17 was very eventful. Rose easily saw off Glasgow University and then defeated Burntisland Shipyard 14-0 and this was followed by wins over Highland sides Turriff United and Cove Rangers. In a big shock, Bonnyrigg then eliminated Dumbarton of the Scottish Championship after a replay to progress to the Fourth Round. The result, an 8-1 defeat, was an end to the run for the team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Camelon Juniors F.C.
Camelon Juniors Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Camelon, in Falkirk district. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they play in the SJFA East Region Superleague The club have won the Scottish Junior Cup once. A previous Camelon side had existed in the Junior grade from 1906 to 1910, the club resigned from the Intermediates halfway through the 1929–30 season and joined the Scottish Junior League which at the time, contained fellow Stirlingshire sides Dunipace and Kilsyth Rangers. Camelon remained with the SJL up to and including its solitary post-World War II season before moving in 1947 to the Edinburgh & District League, the club have played in the top tier of the East Region since 2006 after winning the Lothians League Division 1 in 2005–06. Camelon made their first appearance in the final of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1952, John Hansen, father of future Scotland internationalists Alan and John, played for the Mariners at centre-half. Max Murray also arrived at Ibrox from Camelon via Queens Park, notable ex-Camelon players in more recent times include former Chelsea winger Kevin McAllister and Jack Ross. Ross was a member of Camelons losing 1996 Scottish Junior Cup final side and was capped for the Scotland Junior international team. The team are managed since October 2016 by former Dumbarton striker, Camelons traditional home kit is all red, with the team currently possessing an away kit of blue tops with white shorts
Craigroyston Football Club are a football club currently playing in the SJFA East Region South Division. They play their matches at St Marks Park in Edinburgh. The history of Craigroyston extends back to 1976, in fact the only reason they came into being was because of the manager of Eyemouth United, Rab Melrose. Although associated with a club from the Scottish Borders, Melrose, in 1975, they decided it would be more sensible if they all came back to Edinburgh to start their own team, they did this the following year. They arranged to play their games at the Craigroyston Community Centre in the north of the city. Having sought and obtained membership of the East of Scotland FA and they also got to the semi-final of the City Cup. They were relegated to the First Division two more times, in 2008 and 2015, the team have been managed since January 2016 by former Cowdenbeath striker Graham Buckley. Craigroyston joined the Scottish Junior Football Association in 2016, and moved from East of Scotland Football League to Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region for the 2016–17 season
Crossgates Primrose J.F.C.
Crossgates Primrose Junior Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Crossgates, near Dunfermline, Fife. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they play in the SJFA East Region South Division and they were originally formed in 1926 but folded in 1960 with the club re-forming in 1983. Due to a lack of members, the club withdrew from the league in November 2015. Following the establishment of a new committee in April 2016, Primrose returned to playing competitively for the 2016–17 season, the team have been managed since May 2016 by Andy Brown. Their home ground is Humbug Park, its name deriving from a disused pit of the former Cuttlehill Colliery on which site the ground is located. The park was home to greyhound racing between 1937 and 1953. Crossgates record attendance was 7,600 for a Scottish Junior Cup sixth round tie in 1952–53 against Auchinleck Talbot, the clubs best-known former players are Scotland legend Jim Baxter, who Crossgates sold to Raith Rovers for £200, and his second cousin George Kinnell. Official club site Crossgates Primrose Fold
Dunbar United F.C.
Dunbar United Football Club is a Scottish Junior football club from the town of Dunbar, East Lothian. The club operates on a semi-professional basis, Dunbar Uniteds home strip is black and white stripes. Formed in 1925, they compete in the East Region. They play their matches at New Countess Park, to which they moved in 2001. New Countess Park is within the Hallhill Healthy Living Centre and has a pavilion for Dunbar United. There is room for around 2,500 spectators at New Countess Park, the greatest achievement of Dunbar United was winning the Scottish Junior Cup in 1961. In more recent times though they have not been one of the sides in the East Region. In May 2014 United appointed Geoff Jones, a striker, captain. Geoff began his career at neighbouring West Barns, playing alongside former United manager Dave Lees during the most successful spell in West Barns history, some details relating to photographs of past teams and information about the history of local teams is available here
Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare F.C.
Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare Football Club are a junior football club currently playing in the SJFA East Region South Division, after switching from the senior ranks for the 2015–16 season. Their home matches are played at Easthouses Park, sometimes referred to as Broadhurst Road after its location, there has been an Easthouses Lily Football Club in Easthouses, Midlothian, since the establishment of the Easthouses Colliery earlier in the 20th Century. Easthouses Lily F. C. were originally formed in 1950 and competed in the Edinburgh and District Junior League, season 1958–59 saw the club reach the Quarter-Finals of the Scottish Junior Cup. Shettleston went on to lose the final at Hampden to Irvine Meadow, the following season the fourth round was reached after wins over Nairn Thistle, Dundonald Bluebell plus another bye, leading to a meeting with Ardeer Thistle in Ayshire which they lost 6–2. However that year a group of local friends reformed the original Easthouses Lily and they began life as members of the Scottish Welfare Football Association, playing in the Lothian Welfare FA and quickly found success by winning numerous pieces of silverware. Perhaps the clubs greatest achievement at that time was reaching the semi-final of the prestigious Scottish Welfare Cup in 1978, however, in front of a 2000+ crowd at King’s Park, Dalkeith, they lost 2–1 to the side who would eventually go on to lift the trophy. In 1981, the joined the ranks of the East Of Scotland Football Association. Their first match was a derby against Whitehill Welfare, where a very respectable performance saw them draw 1–1 thanks to a Davy McWhinnie goal, four days later, the first home game drew a large crowd, who witnessed an eventful, but goalless draw with Civil Service Strollers. Having made Murray Park something of a fortress, the Lily were forced to find a new home when the owners, Murray Brewers, the Club transferred its matches to the nearby Newbattle Complex, where they remain to this day. After changing the name to Easthouses Lily Miners Welfare Football Club in 1989, the first of three First Division Championships was won in 1990–91, and this was quickly followed by the Premier Division in 1991–92. The Lily are the club to have achieved back-to-back First. The Lily were also runners-up in the League Cup in 2005–06, Easthouses left the East of Scotland League at the end of the 2014–15 season to join the Scottish Junior Football Association, East Region, citing a new challenge as the motive. At the same time, the club also joined other local youth, the team have been managed since January 2003 by David McQueenie. He moved back to Scotland with Dunfermline Athletic and helped reach the European Cup Winners Cup Semi-Final in 1969. Another goalkeeper, George Ramage signed for Third Lanark in 1957 before moving south to join Colchester United and eventually finish his career in Australia
Hill of Beath Hawthorn F.C.
Hill of Beath Hawthorn Junior Football Club are a Scottish junior football club from Hill of Beath, near Cowdenbeath, Fife. Formed in 1975, they play their games at the 2. Their colours are red with white flashes and they currently play in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League. It is not unknown for Hill of Beath Hawthorn to get bigger crowds at some of their matches than those at Scottish Football League club and their greatest honour came in 1990 when they defeated Lesmahagow in the final of the Scottish Junior Cup. The club were managed by Jock Finlayson from their formation in 1975 until the summer of 2015 when he was succeeded by Bobby Wilson
Jeanfield Swifts F.C.
Jeanfield Swifts Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club based in Perth. They currently play in the McBookie East Superleague, having won the Premier League championship in 2015–2016. Their home ground is Riverside Stadium, located on Bute Drive in the North Muirton area of the city, to which they moved in 2006 from Simpson Park, where they had been plagued by fires and vandalism. Up until the end of the 2005–06 season, they played in Tayside Division One in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region, the SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Swifts found themselves in the twelve-team East Region Central Division. They finished in place in their first season in the division. After a further five seasons in the division, they were promoted to the East Region Premier League as champions in 2011–12, in 2015–16, they were promoted as champions to the Superleague for the first time. Swifts are one of two Junior football clubs based in Perth, the other being Kinnoull and they are currently Under the charge of player/manager Ross Gunnion, who took over in the summer of 2015. He is assisted by John Anderson, Eric Fleming, Michael Dott and goalkeeping coach Scott Cummings
Linlithgow Rose F.C.
Linlithgow Rose Football Club are a Scottish junior association football club from Linlithgow, West Lothian, who play in the East Region Super League. Linlithgow also finished as runners-up in 1974,2003 and 2013, formed in 1889, their home games have been played, since 1949, at Prestonfield. With a maximum capacity of 3,500 spectators, the attendance at the ground is 3,626 for a game against Petershill. Linlithgow won the Scottish Junior Cup in 2007 against Kelty Hearts, the winning goal being scored by the town hero Mark Whyte with a header from a free-kick in the last minute of extra-time. The game was played at East End Park in front of 5,000 Rose fans, Linlithgow then won the Scottish Junior Cup again in 2010 with a second half strike from Kevin Donnelly. They also managed to win The East Of Scotland Cup in June 2010 against Musselburgh which Linlithgow won 2–1, Linlithgow finished a close second in the league to near rivals Boness United in the 2009–10 season. Due to a reform in the SFA, Linlithgow Rose took part in the 2007–08 Scottish Cup, on 24 November 2007, they beat Dalbeattie Star 1–0 in the third round thanks to a goal from Stuart McArthur in the second minute of the game. They progressed into the round where they were drawn against Queen of the South. Queen of the South won the tie 4–0, Queen of the South later progressed to the final, before losing 3–2 to Rangers. The Rose also progressed into the round of the 2007–08 Scottish Junior Cup after beating Boness United 1–0 on 1 December 2007. However they were knocked out in the next round, jim Sinnet, who was one of the most successful managers in the clubs history, resigned during the 2007–08 season. Former Dumbarton and Forfar boss Brian Fairley was later appointed as his successor, dave Baikie was appointed on 24 April 2009. Bradley replaced Baikie as manager in December 2011, over a period of 13 months, Linlithgow went on an unbeaten run of 49 games, only to lose to Auchinleck Talbot in the 2013 Scottish Junior Cup Final. The club went on to history by going undefeated for the full season of 2012–13. In January 2016, Linlithgow became the first junior team to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup after beating Forfar Athletic, mcGlynn resigned as manager in October 2016, with his assistant Todd Lumsden, being given the role of manager on October 21st 2016. As of 5 January 2017 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Michaels Cup, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04 Brown Cup, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1974–75, 1984–85, 1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02 Official website
Musselburgh Athletic F.C.
Musselburgh Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in the town of Musselburgh, East Lothian. Formed in 1934, they have played under different names including Musselburgh Bruntonians, Musselburgh Juniors and Musselburgh Fern since 1898. They were members of the Lothian Junior League, but are competing in the East region of Scottish junior football, of which they, along with all Lothian junior clubs. They also have two Under 14s teams who play their home games at Olivebank weekly on a Sunday morning. The two teams are christened the Musselburgh Athletic Whites and the Musselburgh Athletic Blues, the Whites currently play their games in the SERYFA Division 2 whilst he Blues play in the First Division. In seasons 2010–11 and 2014–15 they reached the finals of the Scottish Junior Cup both times narrowly losing 2–1 to Ayrshire team Auchinleck Talbot
Penicuik Athletic F.C.
Penicuik Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club. They were formed in 1888 and are based in Penicuik, Penicuik Park is ten miles south west of Edinburgh on the A702. The club is playing in the Super League of the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region at their home ground. Penicuik turned Junior in 1951 with the club buying Eastfield Park from the National Coal Board. The new ground was opened with a match against a strong Hibernian side which the Athletic lost 5–0, the chairman at the time, Mr David Masson and Jimmy Ketchen, were two prominent figures in the club. Their manager was Dick Walker and coach Harry Verth, Penicuik won their first silverware in 1949–50 season winning the Border Cup. In 1966 the Athletic reached the semi-final of the Scottish Junior Cup only to lose by the narrowest of margins to local rivals Bonnyrigg Rose, Penicuik Athletics biggest achievement is undoubtedly reaching the Scottish Junior Cup Final in 1970 at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Penicuiks opponents on Saturday 16 May 1970 was Blantyre Victoria who they drew with 1–1, the crowd at the final was in excess of 30,000, with the replay attendance published at 14,225. Penicuik beat seven Junior clubs based in the West of Scotland to arrive at the final, here is how it was done in 1970, Round 1 v Tannochside Rec. The 1970s saw probably the most successful period in the history when a social club was built at the ground. Many local trophies were won and the team was considered as one of the teams in the East of Scotland. However the biggest prize of all, the Scottish Junior Cup still eluded the Athletic despite the club’s best efforts, the club’s fortunes fell into decline both on and off the park in the 1980s and the Social Club was forced to close in 1986 with mounting debts. The park had been used as security for loans and the creditors put the park up for sale to clear the debts. Throughout the 1990s several initiatives were embarked on to secure a new pitch, however they reformed in 2002 playing at their new home Penicuik Park in the centre of the town. Penicuik decided to set up a competition to design a club badge/logo which would be on the football strip, in order to involve the local community, four local primary schools were invited to submit designs to the club. The schools involved were, Sacred Heart, Cornbank, Mauricewood, there were over 100 entries to the competition and the winning design was submitted by Scott Anderson. Scott was presented with a plaque of the logo and a complete Penicuik Athletic youth strip, a plaque is displayed in the new changing rooms. The presentation was made to the winner, Scott Anderson, age 11, from Mauricewood Primary, by Club President, John Fraser, Penicuik Athletic were accepted back into the re-organised East Region and took their place in the second division in season 2002–03
Sauchie Juniors F.C.
Sauchie Juniors Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in the village of Sauchie, Clackmannanshire. Their home ground is Beechwood Park and club colours are red, the SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Sauchie found themselves in the 15-team East Region, South Division. They finished second in their first season in the division, Sauchie Junior Football Club began as Sauchie Juveniles, which was a league for players up to 27 years of age. Sauchie won the Scottish Cup four times, having won every trophy possible as first class Juveniles, Jimmy Millar, the Secretary decided to go into the Junior grade. In the Clubs second season as a Junior team, it won the East Region League Title, Sauchie Juniors started playing at Fairfield Park, Sauchie, but built a new park for themselves – the present ground – Beechwood Park. This has been developed in 2003 with the building of a new stand an enclosure, jim Wallace went to Dunfermline and won Scottish under-23s and League Caps. More recently Paul McHale moved to Cowdenbeath then Clyde and is now at Dundee, George Connelly – One other Internationalist player who gave great service to the Club was George Connelly of Celtic, but unlike the others, Sauchie was his last club, not his first. Sauchie Juniors won the East Region, St Michaels Cup twice, after winning the East Dryburgh Cup in Season 1982–83, the team went on to defeat the other Dryburgh winners, Sunnybank, East Kilbride and Auchinleck Talbot to win the National Dryburgh Trophy. After a barren spell, in season 2002–03 and then again in 2003–04 we won the Fife and Lothian Cup defeating Glenrothes, in season 2001–02 a team composed mostly of Gairdoch United under 21s, under the guidance of Jan Woojek brought Sauchie out of the doldrums. Willie Irvine and then Neil Duffy continued the growth with Alan McGonigal taking over until he moved on to Super league side Camelon. Grant Brough took over the reins in season 2008–09 finishing third in the league, at the tail end of 2009–10 season Grant and his back room staff were replaced by Fraser Duncan and David Beaton. They took the team to finish in the league and gave them a good grounding of what the Junior game is about. New signings were made for the start of the new season, in 2011 Fraser and his team won the South East Region League to gain promotion to the Premier League. In Sauchies first season in the Premier League, Fraser and his team won the League to gain promotion to the Super League and this was an amazing achievement to be back-to-back League Champions
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Carnoustie Panmure F.C.
Carnoustie Panmure Football Club are a Scottish Junior football club from the town of Carnoustie, Angus. Formed in 1936, they are nicknamed the Gowfers due to the towns well-established links to the sport of golf and they play at Laing Park, to which they moved in 2004, having previously played at Westfield Park. The club received significant investment in the late 1990s, which has allowed them to emerge as one of the stronger Tayside clubs participating in the East Region, the pinnacle of their achievements was winning the Scottish Junior Cup in 2004. The club currently plays in the Scottish Junior Football Associations East Region Super League, the club has an Academy with players aged 6–8yrs, a youth set up with teams from 9s to under-19s, two amateur teams using the Carnoustie YM name and four girls teams from Monifieth Ladies. In 2013 the club became a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation to provide a pathway for players from Youth to Adult football, in 2013 the club had 350 players across 18 teams
Lochee United F.C.
Lochee United Football Club are a Scottish football club from the Lochee area of Dundee. Formed in 1892, they play in the East Region Super League After spending their early years as a juvenile and amateur side. Their Thomson Park ground was opened by former Rangers and Scotland captain George Young in the same year, achieving notable local success in the late 1970s and 1980s, the club flourished again after the formation of the East Region Superleague in 2002. Under the management of Eddie Wolecki Black, United were promoted as Tayside Premier champions in 2003 and two seasons later, won their first Superleague title. In the same year, they reached the final of the Scottish Junior Cup for the first. This led to their participation in the Scottish Cup for the first time, United reached the third round of the competition after beating fellow Junior qualifier Bathgate Thistle 3–1 in the first round and Highland League side Buckie Thistle 3–0 in the second round. In the third round, Lochee held Second Division Ayr United to a 1–1 draw at home before going down 3–1 in the replay at Somerset Park and they are one of two Junior clubs from Lochee, the other being Lochee Harp. The team are managed since July 2016 by George Shields
Scone Thistle F.C.
Scone Thistle Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in Scone, Perth and Kinross. Their home ground is Farquharson Park and club colours are black, the club was founded in 1882 making it the third oldest football club in Perthshire and oldest Perthshire Junior football club. They played in the Perthshire Junior leagues up until the outbreak of World War I, the club were to remain in Juvenile football until 1983 as following the successful winning of the Scottish Juvenile Cup that year the club returned to the ranks of Junior football. The SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Thistle found themselves in the twelve-team East Region Premier League and they were relegated to the East Region Central Division. In April 2012 it was announced that Scone Thistle were returning to the Scottish Junior East Region League after they spent the 2011–12 season in abeyance. Scone Thistle are a forward thinking club with an aim to develop football, footballers. Official Twitter Account Scone Thistle F. C