North District FC

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North District
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Full nameNorth District Football Club
Founded2003
GroundFanling Recreation Ground
North District Sports Ground
League Hong Kong First Division
2018–19 Second Division, 1st (promoted)

North District Football Club (Chinese :北區足球會), currently known as Golik North District due to sponsorship reasons, is a Hong Kong football club which currently competes in the Hong Kong First Division.

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The club plays most of its home matches at Fanling Recreation Ground and North District Sports Ground.

History

North District began fielding a football team in the Hong Kong football league system in 2003 as part of a Hong Kong Football Association initiative to involve district representative teams. [1] North District were part of a group of 11 districts who participated in the inaugural season of this project.

During the 2008–09 season, North District finished second bottom from the table and came close to being eliminated from the football league. However, the club was able to finish second in the Elimination Playoff and was allowed to remain.

As part of the HKFA's decision to unify the Third Division A League and the Third Division District League, North District were placed in the Hong Kong Fourth Division during the 2012–13 season based on their prior season's results.

Starting from the 2016–17 season, North District has been branded as Golik North District due to sponsorship reasons.

On 29 April 2018, North District defeated KCDRSC 4–1 to clinch the Hong Kong Third Division title for the first time. They gained promotion to the Hong Kong Second Division. [2]

In the 2018–19 season, North District won the Hong Kong Second Division title and was promoted to the Hong Kong First Division.

Honours

League

Champions (1): 2018–19
Champions (1): 2017–18

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References

  1. "丙組「地區聯賽」開幕". Apple Daily. Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2017-07-23.(in Chinese)
  2. "Golik North District 4:1 KCDRSC". HKFA. Retrieved 29 April 2018.