Scottish Junior Football North Division One

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Scottish Junior Football North Division One
Country  Scotland
Founded 2003 (13 years ago) (2003)
Number of teams 21
Promotion to North Superleague
Relegation to no relegation
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Junior Cup
Current champions Buckie Rovers (West)
Colony Park (East)
(2015–16)
Website SJFA North Region

The Scottish Junior Football North Division One known as the McBookie.com First Division is the second-tier of the North Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. Clubs at the end of the season are promoted to the North Superleague. From 2013, the division has comprised two West and East sections running in parallel. The North Second Division, which clubs had previously been relegated into, was abolished as part of this change.[1] From the 2016–17 season, the runners-up in each section will play-off for the right to meet the third bottom club in the North Superleague for an extra promotion/relegation spot.

Member clubs for the 2016–17 season[edit]

First Division (West)[edit]

Whitehills return to the league from a season in abeyance. Spey Valley United are a new club formed from the merger of Grantown and Spey Valley who finished 7th and 5th respectively in the 2015–16 First Division (West). Two clubs were also moved to the West Division to balance league numbers. This was done according to rule of which club lay furthest West by longitude. The two clubs switched were Newmachar United and Montrose Roselea. Roselea are new members of the North Region having transferred from the East Region in 2016. In September 2016, Fochabers left their facility in the village and relocated to Bishopmill United's old ground in Elgin.[2]

Club Location Home Ground Finishing position 2015–16
Burghead Thistle Burghead Forest Park 9th
Fochabers Elgin Pinefield 8th
Forres Thistle Forres Logie Park 2nd
Islavale Keith Simpson Park 4th
Montrose Roselea Montrose Broomfield Park East Region Premier League, 11th
Nairn St. Ninian Nairn Showfield Park 3rd
New Elgin Elgin Nicol-Togneri Park 6th
Newmachar United Newmachar Charles Gordon Park North First Division (East), 8th
Spey Valley United Cromdale Cromdale Park N/A
Whitehills Whitehills School Park in abeyance

First Division (East)[edit]

Stoneywood Parkvale are a new club formed from the merger of F.C. Stoneywood who finished 14th (last) in the 2015–16 North Superleague, and Parkvale, who finished 6th in the First Division (East).[3] Aberdeen University were expelled from the association at the 2016 AGM for non-attendance and non-payment of subscriptions but were re-admitted shortly after.[4]

Club Location Home Ground Finishing position 2015–16
Aberdeen University Aberdeen Hillhead Centre 9th
Buchanhaven Hearts Peterhead Raemoss Park 3rd
Cruden Bay Cruden Bay Watson Park 12th
East End Aberdeen New Advocates Park 4th
Ellon United Ellon The Meadows North Superleague, 13th
Fraserburgh United Fraserburgh College Park 2nd
Glentanar Aberdeen Woodside Sports Complex 11th
Lewis United Aberdeen Aberdeen Sports Village 5th
Longside Longside Davidson Park 7th
Stoneywood Parkvale Aberdeen Clark Commercial Park N/A
Sunnybank Aberdeen Heathryfold Park 10th

Past champions[edit]

Season Winners Runner Up Third
1990–91 Fraserburgh United Crombie Sports Longside
1991–92 Buchanhaven Hearts Longside Insch
1992–93 East End Lewis United Formartine United
1993–94 Longside Hall Russell United Crombie Sports
1994–95 Hermes Formartine United Banks O' Dee
1995–96 Banks O' Dee Banchory St. Ternan Lewis United
1996–97 Lewis United Hermes Formartine United
1997–98 Cruden Bay Aberdeen Lads Club East End
1998–99 Banks O' Dee East End Buchanhaven Hearts
1999–00 Cruden Bay Buchanhaven Hearts Hall Russell United
2000–01 Culter Wilson's XI Glentanar
2001–02 Aberdeen Lads Club Lewis United Banchory St. Ternan
2002–03 Turriff United Fraserburgh United Lewis United
2003–04 Maud Ellon United Deveronside
2004–05 Parkvale Fraserburgh United Islavale
2005–06 Dyce Islavale Maud
2006–07 East End Maud Banchory St. Ternan
2007–08 Banchory St. Ternan Lewis United Aberdeen Lads Club
2008–09 Buchanhaven Hearts Formartine United Strathspey Thistle
2009–10 Fraserburgh United Inverness City Stonehaven
2010–11 Inverness City Forres Thistle Glentanar
2011–12 Inverness City Fraserburgh United Deveronside
2012–13 New Elgin East End Inverness City
2013–14 (West) Inverness City
(East) Cruden Bay
Dufftown
Bridge of Don Thistle
Islavale
Colony Park
2014–15 (West) Grantown
(East) Bridge of Don Thistle
Dufftown
Parkvale
Islavale
Colony Park
2015–16 (West) Buckie Rovers
(East) Colony Park
Forres Thistle
Fraserburgh United
Nairn St. Ninian
Buchanhaven Hearts

References[edit]

  1. ^ Easton, Richard (9 June 2013). "Clubs agree to league reconstruction". SJFA, North Region. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Easton, Richard. "Fochabers relocate to Elgin". North Region SJFA. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Allan, Charlie (27 May 2016). "Two Junior sides from the North East join forces". Evening Express. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Scottishjuniorfa [scottishjuniors] (8 July 2016). "The North Region Junior clubs have unanimously agreed to re-admit Aberdeen University to the Region" (Tweet). Retrieved 13 July 2016 – via Twitter.