Annan Athletic Football Club
are an association football
club who compete in the Scottish Third Division
. They are based in the town of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway
. They play their home games at Galabank
, located on North Street, Annan.
Upon their formation in 1942, Annan entered the Dumfries and District Youth League, but this competition lasted only throughout the war
years, and in 1945 they joined the Dumfries and District Junior League instead. They had a fairly successful time as a junior
club, reaching the fifth round of the Scottish Junior Cup
on one occasion (losing 2–1 to Perth
side Jeanfield Swifts
In 1950–51 the Dumfries and District Junior League had to be wound up due to lack of officials, and the following season (1951–52) the club had to go into abeyance as the Junior Association would not release them from their membership. For the following season (1952–1953) Annan Athletic joined the Carlisle and District League and the Cumberland Football Association. This proved an astute move when Annan Athletic won every competition they entered bar one in their first season in membership.
Annan remained members of the Carlisle and District League until they moved back to Scottish football in the 1977–78 season when they joined the South of Scotland Football League
. This switch, along with some upgrade work to their Galabank ground also allowed the club to compete in the qualifying stages of the Scottish Cup
The club proved very successful... Read More