Civil Service Strollers F.C.
Civil Service Strollers Football Club are a senior non-league football team from Edinburgh, Scotland currently playing in the Lowland League. The Strollers play their home games at Christie Gillies Park. Their home strip colours are red, with white shorts and red socks.
|Full name||Civil Service Strollers Football Club|
|Ground||Christie Gillies Park, Edinburgh|
|Capacity||1,569 (100 seated)|
|2019–20||Lowland League, 6th of 16|
Founded in 1908 under the name Edinburgh Civil Service Football Club, their first ground was the Stenhouse Stadium, which later became a venue for greyhound racing, before moving to Pinkhill Stadium in the 1920s. They moved to the Edinburgh Area Civil Service Sports Association in Muirhouse in 1957, where they continue to play their home games, the ground is commonly known as Christie Gillies Park.
In 2000–01, the club entered into a partnership with Talloaks to develop youth football, with the Talloaks youth teams taking on the name 'CS Strollers'. At the start of the 2001–02 season, the partnership was extended to cover all other ages of organised football. 2001–02 saw the Strollers having, for the first time, a fully incorporated women's team.
Strollers play their home games at Christie Gillies Park, which is located just off Marine Drive in Muirhouse, Edinburgh. The ground has one small stand along the North side with the dugouts on the South side. The ground has a capacity of 1,596 with around 100 of that being seated. The pitch was once part of a large playing field but work was carried out in 2015 to provide cover for spectators and enclose the ground. Floodlights were added in 2019 to meet SFA licensing criteria.
- As of 31 March 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Civil Service Strollers|
|2016–17||Lowland League||12th||30||10||7||13||-9||37||First round replay, losing to Hawick Royal Albert|
|2017–18||Lowland League||7th||30||11||7||12||+3||40||Second round, losing to Brora Rangers|
|2018–19||Lowland League||5th||28||15||4||9||+13||49||Second round, losing to Edinburgh City|
|2019–20||Lowland League||6th†||23||12||3||8||+2||39||First round, losing to Buckie Thistle|
|2020–21||Lowland League||11th†||14||4||5||5||-2||17||First round, losing to Elgin City|
† Season curtailed due to coronavirus pandemic.
- East of Scotland Football League
- Winners: 1972–73
- Runners-up (3): 1980–81, 1988–89, 1989–90
- East of Scotland Football League First Division
- Winners: 1992–93
- Runners-up (3): 1996–97, 2002–03, 2008–09
- SFA South Region Challenge Cup
- Winners: 2017–18
- East of Scotland Qualifying Cup
- Winners (3): 1920–21; 1978–79; 1988–89
- King Cup
- Winners (4): 1921–22; 1925–26; 1927–28; 1990–91
- East of Scotland Consolation Cup: 1920–21
- Scottish Amateur Cup: 1910–11; 1920–21
- East of Scotland League Cup: 2000–01
- East of Scotland Trophy: 2001–02
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- "Strollers Appoint Gary Jardine as Manager". The Edinburgh Reporter. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
- "Non League Scotland". nonleaguescotland.org.uk. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "Squad". Civil service strollers f.c. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
- "Civil Service Strollers win the South Challenge Cup". North Edinburgh Community News. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.