Scottish Junior Football North Division One

The Scottish Junior Football North Division One known as the First Division was the second tier of the North Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. Clubs at the end of the season would be promoted to the North Superleague. From 2011, the division comprised two West and East sections running in parallel. Two years later the North Division Two, 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 played off for the right to meet the third-bottom club in the North Superleague for an extra promotion/relegation spot.

Scottish Junior Football North Division One
Founded2003 (21 years ago) (2003)
Country Scotland
Number of teams21
Promotion toNorth Superleague
Relegation tono relegation
Domestic cup(s)Scottish Junior Cup
Last champions(West) Nairn St. Ninian
(East) Aberdeen East End
WebsiteSJFA North Region

The North region leagues were restructured again for season 2017–18 with the creation of the North First Division and North Second Division (essentially returning to the pre-2011 setup).

Final Members 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 2017–18
Buckie Rovers Buckie Merson Park 4th
Burghead Thistle Burghead Forest Park 5th
Deveronside Macduff Myrus Centre 2nd
Forres Thistle Forres Logie Park 3rd
Islavale Keith Simpson Park 6th
Nairn St. Ninian Nairn Showfield Park 1st
New Elgin Elgin Nicol-Togneri Park 7th
Spey Valley United Cromdale Cromdale Park 8th
Whitehills Whitehills School Park 9th

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 2017–18
Aberdeen University Aberdeen Hillhead Centre 7th
Buchanhaven Hearts Peterhead Raemoss Park 8th
Cruden Bay Cruden Bay Watson Park 11th
East End Aberdeen New Advocates Park 1st
Fraserburgh United Fraserburgh College Park 4th
Glentanar Aberdeen Woodside Sports Complex 6th
Lewis United Aberdeen Aberdeen Sports Village 10th
Longside Longside Davidson Park 3rd
Newmachar United Newmachar Charles Gordon Park 9th
Stoneywood Parkvale Aberdeen Clark Commercial Park 5th
Sunnybank Aberdeen Heathryfold Park 2nd

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
Season Winners Runner Up Third
2001–02 (West) Strathspey Thistle
(East) Aberdeen Lads Club
(West) Nairn St Ninian
(East) Lewis United
(West) Forres Thistle
(East) Banchory St. Ternan
2002–03 (West) Forres Thistle
(East) Turriff United
(West) Strathspey Thistle
(East) Fraserburgh United
(West) Islavale
(East) Lewis United
  • As part of Scottish Junior Football Association, North Region (feeding to Super League - single group):
Season Winners Runner Up Third
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
  • As part of Scottish Junior Football Association, North Region (feeding to Super League - East and West groups):
Season Winners Runner Up Third
2011–12 (West) Portgordon Victoria
(East) Inverness City
(West) Nairn St. Ninian
(East) Fraserburgh United
(West) Newmachar United
(East) Deveronside
2012–13 (West) Colony Park
(East) New Elgin
(West) Buckie Rovers
(East) East End
(West) Newmachar United
(East) Inverness City
2013–14 (West) Inverness City
(East) Cruden Bay
(West) Dufftown
(East) Bridge of Don Thistle
(West) Islavale
(East) Colony Park
2014–15 (West) Grantown
(East) Bridge of Don Thistle
(West) Dufftown
(East) Parkvale
(West) Islavale
(East) Colony Park
2015–16 (West) Buckie Rovers
(East) Colony Park
(West) Forres Thistle
(East) Fraserburgh United
(West) Nairn St. Ninian
(East) Buchanhaven Hearts
2016–17 (West) Spey Valley United
(East) Ellon United
(West) Montrose Roselea F.C.
(East) Sunnybank F.C.
(West) Nairn St. Ninian
(East) Aberdeen East End
2017–18 (West) Nairn St. Ninian
(East) Aberdeen East End
(West) Deveronside
(East) Sunnybank F.C.
(West) Forres Thistle
(East) Longside

References edit

  1. ^ Easton, Richard (9 June 2013). "Clubs agree to league reconstruction". SJFA, North Region. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. 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.

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