The club is delighted to announce that its application to join the East of Scotland League/Association has been accepted and we will begin our participation at the start of the 2012/13 season.
The club now have fresh new challenges ahead as we look forward to bringing semi-professional non-league football to Burntisland. We will be playing in the first division, there is also a premier league, of the East of Scotland League alongside teams such as Coldstream, Gala Fairydean, Leith Athletic and several others. Hopefully we can give local young players the best chance to showcase their talents at this level of football. The move should also give a small boost to the local economy with more visiting supporters coming to the town.
Some of the older readers of this article may recall that the Shipyard played over in the Lothian’s for many years at amateur level, up until 1959 when the club returned to the Fife amateur leagues. One of the reasons for moving back to the Lothian’s area is to maintain the club’s membership of the Scottish Football Association and we feel this can be done by joining the Club Licensing scheme and being prepared to join any new pyramid structure that may arise. The club is also committed to improving facilities at Recreation Park to meet licensing criteria and in turn all members of the club from the adult team to all the youngsters in the youth system will benefit from this.
The new season will kick-off on 4th August