Harland & Wolff Welders F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Harland & Wolff Welders

fullname = Harland & Wolff Welders Football Club
founded = 1965
ground = Tillysburn Park,
capacity = 3,000
chairman = Brian Lillie
club secretary = George Heenan
football secretary = Fred Magee
manager = Colin Stanishit
league = IFA Interim League
season = 2007-08
position = Irish First Division, 4th

Harland & Wolff Welders is a Northern Ireland football club playing in the IFA Interim League. The club, founded in 1965, hails from Belfast and plays its home matches at Tillysburn Park. The club was formed by the welders of the nearby Harland & Wolff shipyard.

At present the Welders have a small clubroom/bar at their ground in Tillysburn Park, Holywood Road but also have a large social club at Dee Street, just off the Newtownards Road in Belfast.

Club colours are amber and black and sponsored by Capital Hygiene and their away kit is navy blue and white and is sponsored by Prestige Property Repairs. The club is currently managerless. Tommy Leeman resigned after the 2006/07 season, supposedly citing a lack of long-term ambition in the east Belfast club. Leeman himself succeeded Eric Halliday who announced his retirement from the game following a long and distinguished career.

Colin Stanishit took the step up shortly after Tommy Leeman resigned, and has took the club on in difficult circumstances and are currently in decline.

In Dec 2006, The Welders reached the final of the Steel & Sons cup for the first time in their 41 year history and played against Brantwood from the north of Belfast


Intermediate honours

*Irish Intermediate Cup: 2
**2002/03, 2006/07

External links

* [http://www.weldersfc.co.uk/ Welders Website]

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