Carloway Football Club is an amateur football club based in the island of Lewis, in the Western Isles of Scotland. The club plays in the competitions organised by the Lewis and Harris Football Association. This includes the Lewis and Harris League and the following cup competitions: Acres Boys Club Cup, Jock Stein Cup, Lewis Cup, Eilean an Fhraoich Cup, Co-op Cup and the Highland Amateur Cup. The football season runs from April to September each year.
The Club’s main aim is to “promote, foster and develop the game of association football.” It participates in the locally run leagues both at Senior (open age) and Junior (under 13, under 15 and under 18) levels. Junior players from both the Carloway and West Side catchment areas are pooled, and play under the name Western Thistle.
Home fixtures are played at Cnoc a’ Choilich and the Football Club has full responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of the playing field. Most of the players are resident within its recognised catchment area, which stretches from Dalmore to Uig.
The football park is also made available to primary schools in the locality on sports days and for other activities, running training sessions for youngsters and for fundraising events for charities and local voluntary groups in the area.