Bowholm, Canonbie. DG14 0UX.

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Canonbie is a small village approximately one mile inside the Scottish Border in the county of Dumfriesshire.

The football team in Canonbie has been actively in existence since 1925,

and the team caters for both male and female members from the age of 5 to Adult.

Training takes place on the Canonbie Public Hall playing fields on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer months, and Tuesdays only during the winter months.

Currently they have a senior team playing in the Carlisle & District Associated Sunday Friendly League, sponsored by Chivers Sports, Carlisle, and the league consists of 12 teams at present.

Normally the club looses a number of its younger players, as they move on for further education, employment or to go to college and University.

As in past years the club is again promoting the game for the prospective younger players in the parish of Canonbie, to become involved, so that the youth team can again flourish successfully.

The club also runs a number of 5 and 6 a side tournaments during the summer months.(watch this space for updates).

The home pitch is situated in the centre of Canonbie and is self-sufficient, with a number of pitch improvements taking place during the spring and summer of 2002.

Recent grants gratefully received to help develop the club, are from the Lottery Grants Awards for All, and the club has purchased much needed ground maintenance equipment.

A second grant from the Dumfries & Galloway Council, Youth Strategy Development Fund, where the money was used to purchase footballs, aluminium portable goals, and space markers.

The Canonbie FC team would be only too happy to hear from other village football teams to arrange friendly games, home or away.

On Sunday the 11th August 2002 a 6 a side tournament will be held at Canonbie To celebrate the Queens Jubilee and also as part of the Annual Canonbie Flower Show.


Chairman: Mr John Millar


Secretary/Treasurer: Mr Andrew Park


Manager/Trainer: Mr Kevin Mattinson

Main Team Sponsor: Cross Keys Hotel, Canonbie.


Sunday the 11th August 2002 a 6 a side tournament to be held at Canonbie.


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Canonbie United, as the team were named back in 1949 played in the second division of the Carlisle & District League, along with 2 other Scottish teams, Gretna , and Hearts of Liddesdale from Newcastleton.

The team won the second division during the 1951/52 season and was promoted to Division 1.

They reached the final of the Cumberland Cup only to be beaten after extra time, and if they had been fortunate to win that day they would have qualified for the first qualifying round in the FA Cup.

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Do you recognise any of the players on the 1951 and 1952 photographs.

Please e mail us if you do


Sunday the 11th August 2002 a Queens Jubilee year 6 a side tournament

will be held on the Playing Fields at Canonbie Public Hall.



Photo The 2002 team playing at Canonbie in Yellow and Black.