“Officially the sunniest club in Scotland”.

Lots of claims are made across the football world, normally those usually refer to clubs being bigger, more successful or having better players than their rivals.

The club we have chosen to cover today however, caught our attention because of the absolutely huge claim they have made on Twitter, “Officially the sunniest club in Scotland”and they are Dunbar United.

Founded in 1924 and competing for the vast majority of their history as a Junior football club, The Seasiders have a long and storied history that has seen them pick up many pieces of silverware, including the Scottish Junior Cup in 1960/61.

In recent years though the club withdrew from Junior football and took the step into the Scottish Football League Pyramid, joining the East of Scotland Conference A, a quick promotion followed the year after but season interruptions has seen the club remain in the East Of Scotland Premier Division until the present.

Everyone we have spoken too, regarding the people and the club itself at Dunbar speaks very highly of the club. Even from a quick look at there social media including visits from recent groundhoppers, tells you that the club is well run and definitely worth a visit.

Finally, we aren’t going to argue that they aren’t the sunniest club in Scotland or even who made it official, we will leave that to other teams, but we will definitely be travelling up to a game this year if possible, the shorts, sunnies and sandals already packed.

Getting to know: Ossett United

Our latest ‘Getting to know’ is about a club that currently has as many trophies as it has years in existence, Ossett United.

Founded in 2018 following a merger between two clubs Ossett Albion and Ossett Town, the two clubs were both members of the Northern Premier League, the league that Ossett now features in.

The club has had an amazing first season, winning the West Riding County Cup and they are currently sat in the Play Off positions in the Northern Premier League Division One East.

Situated on Prospect Road, Ossett, Ingfield (cacpacity 1950) is the home of Ossett United FC. The former home of founding club Ossett Town was chosen by Ossett United over Ossett Albionโ€™s ground Dimple Wells which has now been converted into Ossett Unitedโ€™s First Teamsโ€™ training ground. Dimple wells is also getting an upgrade in the coming seasons with plans to upgrade the pitch to a 4G surface in the hopes to benefit the whole community.

Speaking of helping the community, United runs an U23โ€™s Academy and 2 BTEC football teams where 16-18 year oldโ€™s study towards a BTEC in sport and train alongside their studies, although nothing is concrete it appears that there are more plans for the academy as currently the page on the website says ‘Coming soon’.

Everyone here at ClimbingTheLadder would just like to say good luck to Ossett in the playoffs and for the coming seasons.