Royal Albert Football Club
are a Scottish football
club, based in the town of Larkhall
, South Lanarkshire
. Nicknamed the Albert
, they were formed in 1878.When two Larkhall
pit teams joined together to form one team. These pits were owned by a Capt.Johns and he named the team after his boat the Royal Albert. Wound up in 1927 and re-formed as a junior club. Founder member of Scottish Division Three 1923. Joined the Scottish Alliance after the Third Division was abandoned in 1926.At one time a senior
club, they were once members of the Scottish Football League
but currently play in the West Region
of the Scottish Junior Football Association
. They wear black and white strips (uniforms).
Ian McCluskey manages the team and he is assisted by John Macdonald and Robert Cooper.
At the end of the 2006–07 Robert Smellie Memorial Park, were the club played their home games was demolished in order to re-develop Larkhall Academy.
The club for the next 4 years will ground share with Larkhall Thistle
. After that they are hopeful that a new ground will be found.
The No. 4 shirt was retired following a career ending injury to stalwart centre half David Pow.
- David Dickson (captain) Mr Albert!
- Gareth Stokoe
- Jonny Lippiat
- Scott McLachlan
- James Nelson
- Jamie Nesbitt
- Barry Murdoch
- Craig Smith
- Craig Cooper
- Kenny Burns
- Brian Bradshaw
- Kenny Keenan
- Graeme Anderson
- David Pow (Phoenix from the flames)