SJFA West Region Premiership
The SJFA West Region Premiership (also known as the McBookie.com West Region Premiership) is a semi-professional football league run by the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association and is the highest tier of league competition for its member clubs.
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Promotion to||no promotion|
|Relegation to||West Region Championship|
|Domestic cup(s)||Scottish Junior Cup|
|Current champions||Auchinleck Talbot (6th title) |
|Most championships||Auchinleck Talbot (6 titles)|
|2018–19 West Region Premiership|
The division was created in 2002 with the amalgamation of the top leagues of the Central and Ayrshire districts. The current champions are Auchinleck Talbot.
From the 2007–08 season onwards the champions of the league have been eligible to enter the Scottish Cup at its earliest stage, the first being Pollok, along with the champions of the East Superleague, the North Superleague, and the Junior Cup winners.
Since 2002, two clubs have been automatically relegated to the Super League First Division, and are replaced by the clubs placed first and second in that division. A relegation play-off was added in 2006–07 where the club which finishes third bottom contests a two-legged play-off against the team which finishes third in the Super League First Division. West Region clubs voted in 2017 to organise all leagues on a regionwide basis and as a result, the Super League Premier Division was rebranded as the West Region Premiership from 2018 onwards and will consist of sixteen clubs. Clubs will be relegated to a rebranded Championship also consisting of sixteen teams.
Member clubs for the 2018–19 seasonEdit
|Club||Location||Home Ground||Finishing position 2017–18|
|Auchinleck Talbot||Auchinleck||Beechwood Park||2nd|
|Beith Juniors||Beith||Bellsdale Park||1st|
|Cambuslang Rangers||Cambuslang||Somervell Park||2nd in Super League First Division|
|Cumnock Juniors||Cumnock||Townhead Park||9th|
|Glenafton Athletic||New Cumnock||Loch Park||7th|
|Hurlford United||Hurlford||Blair Park||8th|
|Irvine Meadow||Irvine||Meadow Park||5th in Super League First Division|
|Kilbirnie Ladeside||Kilbirnie||Valefield Park||5th|
|Kilwinning Rangers||Kilwinning||Abbey Park||4th|
|Kirkintilloch Rob Roy||Cumbernauld||Guy's Meadow 2||6th|
|Largs Thistle||Largs||Barrfields Stadium||3rd in Super League First Division|
|Petershill||Springburn, Glasgow||Petershill Park||1st in Super League First Division|
|Pollok||Newlands, Glasgow||Newlandsfield Park||3rd|
|Renfrew||Renfrew||New Western Park||4th in Super League First Division|
|Troon||Troon||Portland Park||6th in Super League First Division|
Champions and season summariesEdit
Note: Champions in bold completed the 'Double' by also winning the Junior Cup.
All-time Super League Premier Division tableEdit
This table is a cumulative record of matches played in the Super League Premier Division since its inception in 2002. The table is accurate from the 2002–03 season to the end of the 2017–18 season, inclusive. Teams highlighted in bold are members of the 2018–19 West Region Premiership.
|9||Kirkintilloch Rob Roy||9||198||78||35||85||330||371||−41||267||1.36||1||1|
|18||Shotts Bon Accord||5||110||36||20||54||153||210||−57||128||1.16||2|
|26||Vale of Clyde||2||44||8||9||27||54||107||−53||33||0.75||1|
P = Position; Ssn = Number of seasons; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; PPG = Points per game; Rel = Relegated
1 Arthurlie deducted 15 points in 2005–06 season.
2 Troon deducted 3 points in 2003–04 season.
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