Forfar Athletic Football Club are a Scottish semi-professional football club from the town of ForfarAngus. They are members of the Scottish Professional Football League and currently play in Scottish League One. They play their home games at Station Park, in the north end of Forfar.[2]

The club are nicknamed “the Loons” (‘loon’ is a Northern Scots word for a young man), although they are sometimes referred to as the “Sky Blues” (which the club stopped using in the early 1990s). One explanation for the origins of the Loons’ moniker is that the second string were younger than the first team, so over time people would say “I’m off to watch the Loons”.[3]

Other rival clubs in Angus include ArbroathBrechin City and Montrose, as well as the larger clubs of DundeeDundee UnitedSt Johnstone and Aberdeen in the wider east of Scotland region. As well as taking part in the Scottish Professional Football League, the club also participate in the Scottish Cup, the League Cup, the Challenge Cup and the Forfarshire Cup every season.