SJFA West Region Championship

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SJFA West Region Championship
Founded 2002 (16 years ago) (2002)
Country  Scotland
Number of teams 16
Promotion to West Region Premiership
Relegation to West League One
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Junior Cup
Current champions Petershill F.C.
(2017–18)
Current season

The SJFA West Region Championship (also known as the McBookie.com West of Scotland League Championship) is a Scottish semi-professional football competition run by the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association and is the second tier of league competition for its member clubs. The league began in 2002, when top sides from the former Ayrshire and Central Regions agreed to form two combined Super Leagues above the regional competitions. Originally comprising twelve clubs, it was expanded to fourteen after two years as promotion/relegation places were increased.

West Region clubs voted in 2017 to organise all leagues on a regionwide basis and as a result, the second tier Super League First Division will be rebranded as the Championship from 2018 onwards and will consist of sixteen clubs.[1] Clubs will be promoted to a rebranded Premiership and relegated to a regionwide League One instead of the previous Central and Ayrshire districts.

Member clubs for the 2018–19 season[edit]

Club Location Home Ground Finishing position 2017–18
Arthurlie Barrhead Dunterlie Park 12th in Super League Premier Division
Benburb F.C. Govan, Glasgow New Tinto Park 3rd in First Division
Craigmark Burntonians Dalmellington Station Park 3rd in Ayrshire District League
Cumbernauld United Cumbernauld Guy's Meadow 8th
Dalry Thistle Dalry Merksworth Park 1st in Ayrshire District League
Darvel Juniors Darvel Recreation Park 9th
Girvan Girvan Hamilton Park 11th in Super League Premier Division
Irvine Victoria Irvine Victoria Park 2nd in Ayrshire District League
Kello Rovers Kirkconnel Nithside Park 12th
Kilsyth Rangers Kilsyth Duncansfield Park 10th
Larkhall Thistle Larkhall Gasworks Park 11th
Neilston Juniors Neilston Brig O' Lea Stadium 4th in First Division
Rossvale Bishopbriggs Huntershill Community Sports Hub 1st in First Division
Rutherglen Glencairn Rutherglen Celsius Stadium 7th
St Roch's Royston, Glasgow James McGrory Park 2nd in First Division
Whitletts Victoria Ayr Dam Park 4th in Ayrshire District League

Season summaries[edit]

Season Champions Also promoted Relegated
2002–03 Arthurlie Troon Cambuslang Rangers, Largs Thistle
2003–04 Bellshill Athletic Renfrew Benburb, Shettleston
2004–05 Kilsyth Rangers Shotts Bon Accord Irvine Meadow, Kilbirnie Ladeside, Cumbernauld United, Saltcoats Victoria
2005–06 Neilston Juniors Petershill Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, Maybole, Dunipace, Cambuslang Rangers
2006–07 Irvine Meadow Beith Juniors Hurlford United, Larkhall Thistle, Lugar Boswell Thistle, Girvan
2007–08 Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Vale of Clyde Maryhill, Troon, Lesmahagow, Johnstone Burgh
2008–09 Largs Thistle Kilbirnie Ladeside, Lanark United Port Glasgow, Shotts Bon Accord, Kilwinning Rangers, Hurlford United
2009–10 Rutherglen Glencairn Cumnock Juniors Dalry Thistle, Maybole, Kilsyth Rangers, Neilston Juniors
2010–11 Ashfield Clydebank Kilwinning Rangers, Bellshill Athletic, Vale of Clyde, Annbank United
2011–12 Glenafton Athletic Shotts Bon Accord East Kilbride Thistle, Lanark United, Girvan, Dalry Thistle
2012–13 Hurlford United Kilbirnie Ladeside, Largs Thistle Whitletts Victoria, Ardrossan Winton Rovers, Kello Rovers, Glasgow Perthshire
2013–14 Troon Beith Juniors, Shotts Bon Accord Lesmahagow, Kilwinning Rangers, Renfrew, Ashfield
2014–15 Pollok Shettleston, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Irvine Victoria, Neilston Juniors, Ardeer Thistle, Thorniewood United
2015–16 Cumnock Juniors Largs Thistle, Kilwinning Rangers Greenock Juniors, Ardrossan Winton Rovers, Bellshill Athletic, Maybole
2016–17 Girvan Clydebank Yoker Athletic, Shotts Bon Accord, Blantyre Victoria, Irvine Victoria
2017–18 Petershill Cambuslang Rangers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldthorp, Craig (13 July 2017). "Junior football overhaul sees merger of Scotland's West and Ayrshire clubs". www.carlukegazette.co.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2017.