About

Our Proud History

The club was founded originally as St Matthews Boys Club but the founder Michael Reilly felt that this name was too closely associated with the local church. Hence in 1980 he took the decision to change the name to West Park United Boys Club.

The main aim of the club has been and always will be to encourage the playing of football amongst children of all abilities and at the same time ensuring that players with better ability can proceed to a higher level.

Whilst the club was founded and is based in Bishopbriggs and is proud to associate themselves with the town, membership is open to all.

The club follows the SYFA Player Pathway, beginning with our Soccer Academy for 5 & 6 year olds, progressing to Fun Fours for 6 & 7 year olds and onto 7-a-side for 8 – 10 year olds and 9-a-side for 11 year olds (of primary school age). Our aim is to develop their footballing and social skills through coaching sessions that take place throughout the year, with our base being split between Bishopbriggs Academy and Huntershill Community Sports Hub for our male players and Turnbull High School for our female players.

Our older age section plays 11-a-side competitive football in local West of Scotland leagues and enter into the national competitions that are run by the Scottish Youth Football Association and Scottish Womens Football.

2012 saw the formation of our first Girls team, participating at 8 – 12 years age group and with that a re-designed Club badge, recognising our status as a football club (rather than just a boys football club). The success of the girls section has been such that season 2017-18 saw the formation of a women’s senior team, competing at regional level in the third tier of the SWF’s national league and long may our Club offer the opportunity to play our national game regardless of gender, class, colour or creed.

On the playing side the club has been successful over the years and have amassed a number of titles and trophies including Scottish cup victories and various league championships as well as many tournament wins which are highlighted below in our Roll of Honour.

Many of our former players have went onto become professional players with senior clubs in Scotland and in England. James McFadden (pictured below), who transferred from Motherwell to Everton for a fee of £1.5 million, became our first ever fully capped player with Scotland.

The Scotland Under 21 squad of 1994 had the unique distinction of having four players from our club in their selections when along with McFadden, Simon Lynch, (Celtic, Dundee, Preston NE, Hearts); Tam McManus (Dundee, Hibs) and Burton O’Brien (Livingston, Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield Utd) accompanied him.

Other ex-players include Gerry Britton (Celtic, Partick Thistle), Kevin Harper (Dunfermline, Hibs, Derby, Portsmouth), Alec Williams (Ayr United) Brian Graham (St Johnstone, Dundee Utd, Hibernian, Ross County), Marc Stewart (Bradford City, Falkirk), Stuart Taylor (St Mirren, Airdrie, Falkirk, Partick Thistle, St Johnstone, Hamilton) and Paul Hay (Stirling Albion). We sincerely hope and firmly believe that this list will grow with the inclusion of some of the outstanding talent currently at our Club.

Former West Park United players capped at international level James McFadden (Motherwell, Everton, Birmingham City, St Johnstone) – 40 full Scotland caps, 20 U-21caps Tom McManus (Hibernian, Dunfermline Athletic, Colorado Rapids) – 7 U-21 caps Simon Lynch – 5 U-21 caps Kevin Harper (Hibernian, Portsmouth, Derby City, Dunfermline Athletic) – 4 U-21 caps Burton O’Brien – (Livingstone, Blackburn Rovers) 1 U-21 cap

Former West Park United Players of the Year 1980 – N/A 1981 – N/A 1982 – N/A 1983 – N/A 1984 – Rod O’Rourke 1985 – Stuart Taylor, Philip O’Donnell 1986 – Kevin Harper 1987 – Barry Fitzsimmons, Donald Chisholm, John Savage 1988 – Steven Thomson, Richard Todd, Daniel Torbett 1989 – Neil Talloch, Scott O’Donnell 1990 – Stuart Fitzsimmons, Scott Young 1991 – Craig Chisholm 1992 – Michael Lee, T Wallace, J.P. Malloy, Steven Robertson 1993 – Scott Chisholm 1994 – Gary Espener, Robert Toner, Gavin Henney 1995 – Steven Lee, Gary Espener, Craig Adamson 1996 – John Taylor 1997 – Mark Twaddle, Michael Young, Roy Pathouk, Craig Donaldson, Stuart McCracken, David McLaughlin, Chris Wriggley, John McGilvray 1998 – Jamie O’Boyle, Billy Reid, John Docherty, Madie Elfalla, Joseph Boyle, Martin Graham 1999 – Paul Mangan, Seamus McCafferty, Ryan Dakhill, Chris Lockhead, John Powers, Martin Glancy, William Coyle 2000 – Tony McSween, Mark Fitzsimmons, Paul McDonald, Ryan Cairley, Ryan Taylor, Paul Maxwell, Billy Jones 2001 – Christopher Hall, Anthony Hughes, Darren Healy, Ryan Cairley 2002 – Mark Calderwood, Paul Duncanson, Mark Stewart, John Sweeney, Craig Stewart, Paul Maxwell 2003 – Craig McRavey (12’s), Martin Magee (13’s), Chris Smith(14’s), Jamie Coll (15’s), Fraser Galt (16’s) 2004 – Daniel Green (13’s), Fraser Reid (14’s), Gerald Kelly(15’s), Paul Mangan (16’s), Nikky Cairney (17’s), Chris McCandilish.(19’s) 2005 – Kevin Higgins (12’s), Anthony McKenna (13’s), Morgan McCleary (14’s), Eddie Sweeney (15’s), Martin McGee(16’s), Gary Gibson (21’s) 2006 – Dominic McCafferty (12s), Aiden Rafferty (13s), Anton McKenna(14s), Ryan McGarry(15s), Ryan Mathieson(16s), Chris Connolly(17s), John Sweeney(21s) 2007 – Michael Mularvey (12A’s), Jordan Robertson (12B’s), Jamie Petrie (13s), Ryan Cushley (14s), Darren Sherry (16s), Matthew Pirie (17s), Paul Duncanson (19s), Ryan Dakhil (21’s) 2011/12 – Callum Callander (Acad 07’s), Billy Cameron (Acad 06’s), Mitchell Clark (Acad 05’s), Arren Malloy & Sean McConigley (03’s), Ryan Varney (02’s), Craig Laughlin (98’s), Kenny Marshall (96’s), Dylan Kennedy (95’s) 2012/13 – Mohammed Niang (00’s Sky), Fraser Moodie (00’s Navy), Craig Laughlin (98’s), Scott Spinelli (96’s), Steffan Graham (95’s) AS YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE MANY PLAYER OF THE YEAR NAMES THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A RECORD OF. IF YOU CAN SUPPLY US WITH ANY RELEVANT INFORMATION ON MISSING NAMES, PLEASE CONTACT CLUB SECRETARY ANDY BURNS.

In trophy terms, West Park United have collected a considerable amount of silverware over the years, summarised as follows : 2019/20 2006’s Sky CSFA Divisional League Cup Winners 2004’s Gold CSFA B League Runners Up 2018/19 2005’s White CSFA Divisional Cup Winners 2004’s Gold CSFA C League Champions 2004’s Gold CSFA Divisional League Cup Winners 2003’s Gold CSFA B League Runners Up 2017/18 Girls U-13’s – League Champions 2005’s White CSFA Divisional League Cup Winners 2004’s Gold CSFA Divisional League Cup Winners 2004’s Gold CSFA D League Runners-Up 2003’s Navy CSFA Divisional League Cup Winners 2016/17 1995’s (U-21’s) WoS Premier Division Runners-Up 1995’s (U-21’s) WoS League Cup Winner 1995’s (U-21’s) West Region Cup Finalists 2002’s BSA Tournament Finalists 2003’s Gold BSA Tournament Finalists 2015/16 1995’s (U-21’s) WoS Division One Champions 2014/15 1995’s (U-21’s) WoS Divison Two Champions 1995’s (U-21’s) WoS League Cup Winners 1998’s DFDA League Cup Winners 2013/14 1995’s (U-19’s) GADYFL Premier Division Champions 2012/13 1995’s (U-19’s) GADYFL Premier Division Champions 1995’s (U-19’s) West Region Cup Winners 2009/10 1995’s – Blackpool Easter Cup Winners 2007/08 1986’s (U-21’s) 21’s Knightswood Tournament Finalists 2006/07 Under 16’s Cumbernauld International Tournament Winners Under 17’s Ian Wishart Cup Finalists Under 19’s Central League Cup Finalists Under 21’s West of Scotland Cup Winners 2005/06 Under 11’s Lenzie 7’s Tournament Winners Under 12’s Dunoon Tournament Winners Under 13’s Dunoon Tournament Runners Up Under 15’s Carbrain Tournament Winners Under 15’s Lenzie Tournament Runners Up Under 21’s West of Scotland Division 2 league Winners Under 21’s Glasgow Cup Winners 2004/05 Under 12’s Lenzie Tournament Winners Under 14’s LenzieTournament Winners Under 16’s Erskine Tournament Runners up Under 21’s Johnston Controls Cup Finalists 2003/2004 Under 15’sB SYCA Section 1 League Champions Under 17’s Scottish Amateur League Champions Season 2003/04 SYFA Age Change rule (ie Previous season age group add two years on). 2002/2003 Under 13sB SYCA League Runners-up Under 13’sB SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 13’sB SYCA Ian Wishart Cup Finalists Under 15’s Scottish Amateur League Champions Under 15’s Glenvale Tournament Winners 2001/2002 Under 12’sB SYCA B Division Champions Under 13’s Scottish Amateur League Runners-up Under 13’s M&L Preston Cup Finalists Under 14’s M&L Preston Cup Winners Under 14’s Scottish Amateur League Runners-up Under 15’s Scottish Amateur League Cup Winners 2000/2001 Under 11’sB SYCA Summer Cup Finalists Under 11’sB 3rd Division Cup Winners Under 14’s Holland Tournament Winners 1999/2000 Under 10’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 11’s Manchester International Tournament Cup Winners Under 13’s Manchester International Tournament Cup Winners Under 18’s Scottish Amateur League Cup Winners 1998/99 Under 15’s Scottish Amateur League Champions 1997/98 Under 10’s SYCA Summer Cup Finalists Under 14’s Lenzie Tournament Winners Under 14’s Scottish Cup Winners Under 14’s Scottish Amateur League Champions Under 16’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1996/97 Under 16’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1995/96 Under 15’s Scottish Cup Finalists Under 15’s Scottish Amateur League Divisional Champions 1993/94 Under 12’s Scottish Five-a-Side Champions Under 12’s Semi Finals – British Five-a-Side Championships 1992/93 Under 15’s Scottish Cup Finalists Under 16’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1991/92 Under 15’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1990/91 Under 10’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 16’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1989/90 Under 10’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 11’s SYCA Summer Cup Winners Under 12’s Canary Cup Winners Under 12’s SYCA League Winners Under 12’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 12’s SYCA Summer Cup Winners Under 13’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 14’s Scottish Cup Finalists 1988/89 Under 11s Scottish Cup Winners Under 11’s SYCA League Winners Under 11’s Canary Cup Winners Under 11’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 12’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 13’s SYCA Cup Winners 1987/88 Under 10’s Hampden Tournament Winners Under 10’s SYCA League Winners Under 11’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 12’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 12’s SYCA Summer Cup Finalists Under 13’s Canary Cup Finalists Under 14’s SYCA KO Cup Finalists 1986/87 Under 10’s Dundonald Tournament Runners-up Under 11’s SYCA League Runners-up Under 11’s SYCA KO Cup Finalists Under 12’s SYCA KO Cup Finalists Under 13’s Dundonald Tournament Winners Under 14’s Winners EPE Tournament Winners Under 14’s SYCA League Winners Under 14’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 14’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 14’s SYCA Summer Cup Winners 1985/86 Under 10’s SYCA League Runners-ip Under 10’s League Cup Finalists Under 10’s KO Cup Winners Under 10’s Isle of Wight Cup Winners Under 11’s SYCA League Champions Under 13’s SYCA League Cup Winners Under 13’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 15’s Paisley & District Cup Winners 1984/85 Under 10’s SYCA League Runners-up Under 12’s Kirkintilloch Tournament Winners 1983/84 Under 10’s SYCA League Champions Under 10’s SYCA League Cup Winners Under 10’s SYCA KO Cup Winners Under 11’s Cambuslang Tournament Winners 1982/83 Under 10’s Alliance League Runners-up Under 12’s SYCA League Cup Finalists Under 12’s SYCA KO Cup Finalists Under 13’s SYCA League Winners Under 13’s SYCA League Cup Finalists