Crest of Scarborough Athletic Football Club

Scarborough Athletic

Vanarama National League North

Scarborough Athletic Football Club, nicknamed “The Seadogs,” is a non-league football club based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Vanarama National League North, which is part of the sixth tier of English football. The team calls Scarborough Sports Village their home ground.

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© Dom Fellowes, licensed under CC BY 2.0

History

In the 2017-18 season, Scarborough Athletic FC (Boro) returned to their hometown, marking the occasion with significant fan attendance and a strong competitive spirit. Despite early challenges, the team finished second in their league, earning promotion to the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

The following season (2018-19) in the NPL Premier Division saw a promising start for Boro, but fluctuating performances led to a managerial change. Despite a dip in league form, they triumphed in the North Riding Senior Cup and expanded their stadium capacity.

The 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with managerial changes and a disrupted schedule. However, the 2021-22 season marked a historic turnaround under manager Jonathan Greening. Overcoming initial setbacks, Boro secured a playoff position and achieved promotion to the National League North. Additionally, they clinched the North Riding Senior Cup, making it a double victory. Key contributions came from the entire team, notably Bailey Gooda and Luca Colville, alongside dedicated staff and supporters, highlighting a collective effort in this remarkable season.