Leith Athletic Football Club was re-instated in 1996 by Gerry Freedman to give kids the opportunity to play for their local team but more importantly keep them off the streets.
The club in now one of the largest juveniles clubs in Scotland having players from 5 to 21 in the juvenile ranks and also a successful East of Scotland team.
Leith Athletic FC was founded in 1887 in the Port of Leith, just to the east of Edinburgh. In 1891 they replaced Glasgow side Cowlairs in the Scottish Football League. They played at various grounds before settling into the old Logie Green Park in 1904.
The clubs early colours were sometimes described as chocolate and cream but, according to SFA and SFL records researched by Alick Milne, they were in fact maroon and white: by the time the club was in the Scottish League, they were wearing black and white.
Below is a list of players from LAFC that have progressed into a semi-professional or professional playing capacity.
|Gerry Freedman||Chairman||1996 - 2010|
|Sandra Waddell||Treasurer||1996 - 2010|
|Richard Smith||Secretary||1996 - 2010|
|Albert Bungay||Committee||1996 - 2010|
|Kevin Freedman||Player||1996 - 2010|
|Paul Tansy||Player||1996 - 2010|
|Paul Cunningham||Player||1996 - 2007|
|Gareth Thom||Player||1996 - 2007|
|Scott Wallace||Player||1996 - 2006|
|Stephen Sproule||Player||1996 - 2006|