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Scone Thistle F.C.

Scone Thistle Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in Scone, Perth and Kinross. Their home ground is Farquharson Park and club colours are black and red.

Scone Thistle
Scone Thistle FC Logo.png
Full name Scone Thistle Football Club
Nickname(s) Jaggy Nettles
Founded 1882
Ground Farquharson Park
Stormont Road
Scone
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Derek Adam
Manager Derek Lawson
League SJFA East Region North Division
2015–16 SJFA East Region North Division, 10th

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1882 making it the third oldest football club in Perthshire and oldest Perthshire Junior football club. They played in the Perthshire Junior leagues up until the outbreak of World War I. Following the resumption of football after the war The Jags became members of the Perthshire Juvenile Football Association – Juvenile football in Scotland was football played by adult players up to the age of 27.

The club were to remain in Juvenile football until 1983 as following the successful winning of the Scottish Juvenile Cup that year the club returned to the ranks of Junior football.[1]

Up until the end of the 2005–06 season, they played in the Tayside Premier League of the Scottish Junior Football Association's Eastern Region where they won the Tayside JFA Division One Title in seasons 1994–95 and 2002–03 and the Tayside League Cup in 2005–06.

The SJFA restructured prior to the 2006–07 season, and Thistle found themselves in the twelve-team East Region Premier League. They were relegated to the East Region Central Division.

In April 2012 it was announced that Scone Thistle were returning to the Scottish Junior East Region League after they spent the 2011–12 season in abeyance.[2] Scone Thistle are a forward thinking club with a clear aim to develop football, footballers and volunteer opportunities for the local community.

ManagementEdit

  • Manager – Derek Lawson
  • Coach – Willie Laing
  • Coach – Mark Reid
  • Coach – Steven Robertson
  • Club Physio – Eric Duff

Current playing squadEdit

• Abi Nije • Arran Mackay • Ben Moffat • Charlie Fertacz • Craig Mitchell • David Winton • Fraser Macdonald • Gary Mackie • Graham Michie (On loan to Luncarty Amateurs) • Jamie Ayton • Kevin Sinclair • Lewis Avolio • Scott Lafferty • Ross Mitchell • Sean Fergus • Sean Whitworth • Stephen Moon • Willie Laing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] "Scottish Football Historical Archive: Juvenile football - an overview"
  2. ^ "Ailing football club turned down rescue bid". Perthshire Advertiser. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 

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