Colony Park F.C.

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Colony Park
Full name Colony Park Football Club
Founded 1978
Ground Colony Park
Harlaw Road
Inverurie
Manager Richard Davidson
League SJFA North Super League
2017–18 SJFA North Super League, 11th of 14

Colony Park Football Club are a Scottish football club from the town of Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Formed in 1978 as Colony Park Boys Club, they are the largest Juvenile football club in North-East Scotland, running teams from under-7 through to under-19 level. In 2011, they successfully applied for membership of the Scottish Junior Football Association, and joined North Region, Division Two for the 2011–12 season. This has allowed former youth players to continue with the club and bridged a gap between age group football and the Highland League.

Former Colony players include Barry Robson and Darren Mackie.[1]

The Colony Park facility after which the club is named, was opened in 1977 and until 1999 was the home of Inverurie Juniors, the town's previous Junior side.

The Junior team are managed since December 2016 by Richard Davidson, who stepped up from a coaching role under previous manager Andy Roddie.[2][3]

Colony lifted their first honour in the Junior game by winning the 2015–16 North Division One (East) championship, completing the league season undefeated. The club won 19 of their 22 matches and their final day fixture at home to Longside was watched by a crowd of 1,356.[4][5]

The club also have an amateur team, Colony Park Amateurs Football Club, which started in the 2015-2016 season. They currently play in the East Section of Division 2, ground-sharing with the Juniors and playing their home fixtures at Colony Park on Harlaw Road. The Amateurs are managed by Dave Mitchell, Burnett Reid and Ackie Simpson.

Honours[edit]

  • North Region First Division (East) winners: 2015–16
  • Domino's Pizza Cup Runners Up: 2016-17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tributes paid to Norman Mitchell and Dod Reid highlandleague.net, Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Roddie signs on with Colony Park Juniors". Inverurie Herald. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Colony Park Juniors FC". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Juniors are "Invincibles"". Inverurie Herald. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  5. ^ Colony Park FC [@colony_park] (28 May 2016). "Today's attendance 1356" (Tweet). Retrieved 13 July 2016 – via Twitter.

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