Scottish Junior Football Association, North Region

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The Scottish Junior Football Association, North Region is one of the three regions of the Scottish Junior Football Association. Its area covers Grampian and Moray as well as part of the Highland and Angus council areas – from Montrose in the south to Nairn in the west. The North Region previously had three region-wide divisions from 2003 onwards, however from 2013 the decision was taken to revert to two regional divisions below the North Superleague.[1]

Member clubs[edit]

There are 32 clubs playing in the North Region in the season 2018–19.

Super League[edit]

Club Location Ground Manager Finishing position 2017–18
Aberdeen East End Aberdeen New Advocates Park Vacant 1st in North Division One (East)
Banks O' Dee Aberdeen Spain Park Tommy Forbes & Jamie Watt 1st
Bridge of Don Thistle Aberdeen Aberdeen Sports Village Lewis Muirhead 12th
Colony Park Inverurie Colony Park Richard Davidson 11th
Culter Peterculter Crombie Park Lee Youngson 4th
Dufftown Dufftown Westburn Park Michael Morrison 8th
Dyce Juniors Dyce Ian Mair Park Vacant 3rd
Ellon United Ellon The Meadows Steven Main 5th
Hall Russell United Bridge of Don Denmore Park John Carroll 10th
Hermes Bridge of Don Uniconn Park Neil Dawson 2nd
Maud Maud Maud Pleasure Park vacant 6th
Montrose Roselea Montrose Links Park James Collier 7th
Nairn St. Ninian Nairn Showfield Park Mike Hendry 1st in North Division One (West)
Stonehaven Stonehaven Glenury Park Martyn Rollo 9th

North First Division[edit]

Club Location Home Ground Finishing position 2017-18
Banchory St. Ternan Banchory Milton Park 13th in North Super League
Buckie Rovers Buckie Merson Park 4th in North First Division (West)
Burghead Thistle Burghead Forest Park 5th in North First Division (West)
Deveronside Macduff Myrus Centre 2nd in North First Division (West)
Forres Thistle Forres Logie Park 3rd in North First Division (West)
Fraserburgh United Fraserburgh College Park 4th in North First Division (East)
Longside Longside Davidson Park 3rd in North First Division (East)
Stoneywood Parkvale Aberdeen Arjo Wiggins Stoneywood Park 5th in North First Division (East)
Sunnybank Aberdeen Heathryfold Park 2nd in North First Division (East)

North Second Division[edit]

Club Location Home Ground Finishing position 2017-18
Aberdeen University Aberdeen Hillhead Centre 7th in North First Division (East)
Buchanhaven Hearts Peterhead Raemoss Park 8th in North First Division (East)
Cruden Bay Cruden Bay Watson Park 11th in North First Division (East)
Glentanar Aberdeen Woodside Sports Complex 6th in North First Division (East)
Islavale Keith Simpson Park 6th in North First Division (West)
New Elgin Elgin Nicol-Togneri Park 7th in North First Division (West)
Newmachar United Newmachar Charles Gordon Park 9th in North First Division (East)
Spey Valley United Cromdale Cromdale Park 8th in North First Division (West)
Whitehills Whitehills School Park 9th in North First Division (West)

Cup competitions[edit]

There are eight cup competitions in the North Region:

  • The Jim McPherson Trophy This is a pre-season charity match, similar to the FA Community Shield, played between the previous seasons North Superleague champions and North Regional Cup winners. First played for in 2015, it is named after the late Assistant Secretary and Treasurer of the North Region.[2]
  • The North Regional Cup. Known as the Domino's Pizza North Regional Cup under a sponsorship arrangement, this is a knockout tournament for all North Region clubs.
  • Grill League Cup. This is the opening tournament of the season. Clubs are drawn in eight groups with the group winners advancing to a knockout competition.
  • McLeman Cup. Known as the PMAC Group McLeman Cup under a sponsorship arrangement, this is a knockout tournament for clubs in the North Superleague.
  • Morrison Cup. Known as the AM Property Maintenance Morrison Cup under a sponsorship arrangement, this is a knockout tournament for clubs in the North First Division (East).
  • Elginshire Cup. This is a tournament for clubs in the North First Division (West). Clubs are drawn in two groups with winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-final stage.
  • North and Tayside Inter-Regional Cup. Known as the GA Engineering Cup for sponsorship purposes, this is a knockout tournament involving North Region clubs and current East Region clubs who played in the former Tayside Region. First played for in 1988, the cup is administered by a joint committee and clubs play early rounds in their own region with eight sides from each area progressing to the last sixteen.
  • The Archibald Cup This was added for North First Division (West) clubs in 2015–16 to bolster their fixture programme after the withdrawal of clubs from the league. The tournament is played in two groups with winners and runners-up progressing to the semi-finals.[3]

Current cup holders[edit]

Roll of Honour[edit]

Season North Premier Division North Division One (East) North Division One (West)
2001–02 Formartine United Aberdeen Lads Club Strathspey Thistle
2002–03 Sunnybank Turriff United Forres Thistle
Season North Premier Division North Division One North Division Two
2003–04 Culter Maud Islavale
2004–05 Culter Parkvale New Elgin
2005–06 Culter Dyce Juniors New Elgin
2006–07 Culter East End Fochabers
2007–08 Banks O' Dee Banchory St. Ternan Bishopmill United
2008–09 Banks O' Dee Buchanhaven Hearts Inverness City
2009–10 Sunnybank Fraserburgh United Burghead Thistle
Season North Superleague North Division One North Division Two
2010–11 Culter Inverness City Parkvale
2011–12 Hermes Inverness City Portgordon Victoria
2012–13 Culter New Elgin Colony Park
Season North Superleague North First Division (West) North First Division (East)
2013–14 Culter Inverness City Cruden Bay
2014–15 Hermes Grantown Bridge of Don Thistle
2015–16 Banks O' Dee Buckie Rovers Colony Park
2016–17 Banks O' Dee Spey Valley United Ellon United
2017–18 Banks O' Dee Nairn St. Ninian Aberdeen East End
Season North Super League North First Division North Second Division
2018–19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Easton, Richard (9 June 2013). "Clubs agree to league reconstruction". SJFA, North Region. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ Crossan, Derek. "Jim McPherson Trophy". North Region JFA. The Juniors.Info. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Junior tourney kicks off". Northern Scot. 19 February 2016. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ Banks O' Dee Win The North Regional Cup
  5. ^ "Cup Win for Banks O' Dee". www.pressreader.com. Press & Journal. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  6. ^ Newburgh Thistle Win PMAC Group McLeman Cup
  7. ^ East End Retain AM Property Maintenance Morrison Cup
  8. ^ Nairn St Ninian Spot On To Win The Elginshire Cup
  9. ^ East End Spot On To Complete Treble Cup Success

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