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History

All items of a historical nature will be found from this page. Articles on the history of the team are the obvious source, but you will also find a year by year summary of seasons gone past. Highlights, lowlights, goal scorers, honours won by the team and league tables will all be listed here.
First of all here is a brief introduction to the team.

Whitburn Juniors play in the East Region Junior Football league division A. They play at Central Park which, as the name suggests, is in the centre of town slightly south east of the cross. The team was formed in 1934 and until the last twenty or so years had fairly limited success, continually going between the lower and the upper divisions. Their main claim to fame during these times had been a losing Scottish Junior Cup final in 1966.
During the last two decades they have enjoyed much better success, remaining in the top East region division throughout with a string of League championships. The resurgence began in 1984 when they were promoted as runners up with Bonnyrigg Rose as champions. The following year the two teams achieved the same positions in the upper league - quite a feat! Altogether the team have achieved 6 League titles since 1986.
Seemingly inspired by this success and hungry for more, the club went from strength to strength and are now amongst the top junior teams in the land. They have been the most consistent East Region team in the Scottish Cup with a succession of quarter final and semi final appearances. They went one better in 1995, unfortunately losing out against East Region rivals Camelon.
The team colours are claret and amber, like those of Motherwell FC of the Premier league.



This section will be ongoing as I find out more and more about the team through various researches. Any information that can carry this on will be gratefully received. Thanks should also go to the stalwarts of the Supporters club who have provided me with much help, in particular mention should be made of Ian McLeish who keeps meticulous records of the games.
The links below will take you to the relevant pages
Early history An account of the very early years of the club from inception to the resumption after the war
Memories Information provided by Alex Sibbald who was a committee man during the 1960s
Yearly information containing details of league tables, scorers and honours

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Internationalists Whitburn players that have been capped for Scotland
Historical pictures Pictures of the team from years gone by

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