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Established
1958

Home Park:
Pilrig Park,
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

1958 to…………Our Rich History

 

The “Albion” was established in 1958/59 by the employees of Redpath Brown (St Andrews) Steelworks of Albion Road, Leith, Edinburgh.
The club began with the Redpath workforce establishing a Juvenile side, to encourage works apprentices and local youths within the community to participate in sports and recreation, particularly Football. The name was derived from the company trading name “Redpath” and the locality of the steelworks “Albion Road” Our first kit was ‘borrowed’ from near neighbours Hibernian FC, who supplied shorts and socks, with the company’s workforce supplying funds for jerseys.
From youth/juvenile teams to full U21 status the club and company enjoyed relative success.

As the years passed the club moved on to Amateur status and joined the ranks of the Edinburgh Amateur F.A., now re-branded as the Lothian & Edinburgh Amateur Football Association.

Unfortunately, the economic climate enforced an amalgamation with another steel manufacturer, and the Steelworks relocated under the name of Redpath Dorman-Long and closed its doors in 1969. The company’s long, distinguished history as a major world wide steel supplier, the main stand at Hearts FC was constructed from Redpath Steel, was in decline. The mass redundancies suffered by the proud ‘steelmen’ was a bitter blow, but in spite of this, the club battled on, and thanks to the committed dedication and a proud legacy passed on by a number of ex-players the club continues to play its part in local Amateur football.

 

In 1988 the Amateur club officials decided to re-establish the policy on which the club was formed and adopted the old principals of Sport and Recreation, and to form a boys club in the Lorne/Pilrig Area of Leith. Giving something back to the community by way of an outlet for young people to achieve their sporting ambitions was an appropriate way to celebrate 30 years of Football. The partnership link with the Pilmeny Youth Centre, also based in Lorne area, provided scope for taking the boys club to a new level. Our first under 10 side participated in the Lothian Amateur Boys FA, then the club enjoyed over a decade of membership with the Lothian Federation of Boys Clubs, then Lothian Clubs for Young People. Success followed in a number of sports with Gold medallists at X-Country, Pool, Snooker and Unihoc being among our major successes. The club can proudly boast of having eight youth team players capped for Boys Club of Scotland National football side. As we surpass our half-century, we can proudly count four generations of players who have been associated with the club, Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons have all enjoyed the experience of being an “Albion” member.

 

Club Officials & Office Bearers

Club Leader/Chairman

:

Bryan Maughan
Vice-Chairman : Vacant
Club Treasurer : Mrs Bridget Louden
Club Accountant/Finance Officer : Tom Burnett
Club Finance Officer : Malcolm Tait
Club Physiotherapist : Geoff Cowan  M.C.S.P +  M.H.P.C
Club Community Network Coordinator : Frank Ross
Club Girls Section Coordinator : Vacant
Club Child Protection & Parental Liaison Coordinator : Robbie Huxtable
Club Development Coordinator : Roddy Maughan
Club Facilities Coordinator : Vacant
Club Equipment & Kit Coordinator : Frank Scally
Amateurs' Manager : Bryan Maughan
Asst Manager : Geoff Cowan  
Team Kit Manager : Frank Scally 
15s Manager/Secretary : Gary McKenzie
15s Manager : Dave Thompson
15s Coach : Peter White
15s Coach : Robbie Huxtable
U11/U12 Colts Head Coach : Mac Tait
U11/U12 Colts Assistant Coach : Tom Burnett
U11/U12 Colts Assistant Coach : Alistair Walker
U9/U10 Head Coach : Roddy Maughan
U11/U12 Colts Assistant Coach : Murdo Steven
     

 

Honorary Life Members:- Mr. David Dunn
Honorary Life Members:-
Mr. Edward Maughan
Honorary Life Members:-
Mr. John Baker (Trebanog Rangers)
Honorary Life Members:-
Mr. Neil Dowler (AFC Rhondda)
Honorary Life Members:-
Mr. Elton Pearce (Ynyshir & Wattstown BC)
Honorary Life Members:- Mr. Rob Howe (AFC Rhondda)

 

Our Ground lies just of the main thoroughfare of Leith Walk the 'Gateway' from Leith to Edinburgh City Centre. 
Pilrig has One full size playing surface used by our Seniors and Youth sides There is also a smaller pitch which suits our Junior teams. 
Changing facilities are in the adjoining Pilrig School situated within the Park itself.

 

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