Scarborough Athletic Football Club
are an English football
club formed on 25 June 2007 following the winding up of Scarborough
. Although they bear the name of Scarborough
in North Yorkshire
, they ground-share with Bridlington Town
. Scarborough Athletic play in the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Scarborough Athletic hope to return to their hometown from their temporary base at Bridlington for the season 2014–15.
A covenant existed on the McCain Stadium
that restricted its use only to sporting activities. Scarborough
failed to convince the Scarborough Borough Council
that its proposals to sell the McCain Stadium to a housing developer would raise enough money to pay off the debts and build a new ground.
Scarborough were wound up in the High Court
with debts of £2.5 million, on 20 June 2007, ending its 128-year existence as a club. The Seadog Trust (a supporters' trust
established in 2006) then formed Scarborough Athletic to carry forward the spirit of the former club.
Following the liquidation of Scarborough Football Club
, Scarborough Athletic Football Club was founded as a continuation of the previous club, by a supporters' trust
named The Seadog Trust
. They took on the same red kit,... Read More