Broxburn Athletic F.C.

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Broxburn Athletic
Full name Broxburn Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s) The Brox, or The Burn
Founded 1948
Ground Albyn Park
Greendykes Road
Broxburn
Manager Max Christie
League SJFA East Superleague
2015–16 SJFA East Superleague, 6th
For the defunct Broxburn Athletic club see Broxburn United F.C., the club into which it was merged

Broxburn Athletic Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in the town of Broxburn, West Lothian. They play their home games at Albyn Park. The team was managed[when?] by the late Jamie Dolan.

History[edit]

In 1946, Mr. G. W. Bartaby-Pearson, with the help of local businessmen, started the process of reforming Broxburn and secured Albyn Park from the Earl of Buchan. After much help from supporters, who made the ground improvements, the stadium opened in 1948 with a Heart of Midlothian v Rangers meeting, which attracted a crowd of around 3,500. Albyn Park was completely redeveloped in 2009–10 as part of the Broxburn United Sports Club project into a new community facility with 3G artificial pitch.[1]

It sits on the original Albion Park used by Broxburn F.C. in 1889. Athletic took over the lease in 1894 until both clubs amalgamated in 1912 and played at the Sports Park (now the sports centre). Athletic then moved back in 1921 until going defunct in 1924. The council now owns the land and Broxburn has a lease until 2036.

Record attendance[edit]

  • (Albyn Park) 1951–52 11,400 v Kilsyth Rangers SJC

Achievements[edit]

Broxburn have reached the Scottish Junior Cup semi-final on five occasions, the last time being in 1971, when they lost by a single goal to Cambuslang. They also won the last-ever Division 2 title, due to league reconstruction.

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