Deveronvale F.C.

Deveronvale Football Club are a senior association football club currently playing the Highland Football League in Scotland. They were founded in 1938 and play their football at the Princess Royal Park in the town of Banff, (formerly Banffshire, now officially Aberdeenshire), Scotland.

Deveronvale
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Full nameDeveronvale Football Club
Nickname(s)Vale
Founded1938
GroundPrincess Royal Park, Banff
Capacity2,600 (360 seated)
ChairmanJim Mair
ManagerCraig Stewart
LeagueHighland League
2019–20Highland League, 11th of 17

The club was formed in 1938 when Deveron Valley and Banff Rovers joined together. The name comes from the River Deveron, which has its mouth at Banff.

After they were formed, it took them one year to get into the Highland League. In August 1939, Deveronvale played their first league game. Their first win came a month later. In 1948 Deveronvale signed James ‘Jimmy’ Williamson from Dunipace Juniors, Jimmy would go on to play for Deveronvale for 7 years and in the process set the record for highest number of individual goals In the highland league at 197 goals. The crest of Deveronvale FC was designed during the early 1970s by local school teacher, Mr. Chris Murray. He chose a 'heraldic' seagull to represent the twin fishing towns of Banff and Macduff.

In 2003 the Vale won the Highland League title for the first time in their history and repeated this feat once more three years later.

Due to them being a senior team, they can play in the Scottish Cup. In the 2006–07 season, Deveronvale made it into the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after a 5–4 defeat of Third Division side Elgin City, before going out at home to First Division side Partick Thistle.[1][2]

In the 2011–12 season, Deveronvale entered the Scottish Challenge Cup for the first time.[3]

The club celebrated its 80th anniversary in the 2018-19 season.

Current squadEdit

As of 7 January 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   SCO James Blanchard
2 MF   SCO Kyle Gauld
3 DF   SCO Harry Noble
4 DF   SCO Ross Aitken (captain)
5 DF   SCO Aaron Hamilton
7 MF   SCO Ryan Farquhar
9 FW   SCO Dane Ballard
10 FW   SCO Grant Noble
11 FW   SCO Robert Scott
12 MF   SCO Ben Allan
13 GK   SCO Jamie Williamson
14 DF   SCO Kevin Adams
15 DF   SCO Greg Buchan (on loan from Fraserburgh)
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   SCO Max Stewart
17 FW   SCO Ryan Sargent (on loan from Fraserburgh)
18 FW   SCO Scott Dunn
19 MF   SCO Sam Robertson
20 DF   SCO Robbie Allan
21 GK   SCO Gavin Still
22 DF   SCO Courtney Cooper
DF   SCO Kyle Willox
DF   SCO Kieran Shewan
MF   SCO Matty Wallace
FW   SCO Colin Charlesworth

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   SCO Jody Munro (on loan at Deveronside JFC)

Club officialsEdit

Hall of FameEdit

The club launched a Hall of Fame as part of the club's 80th anniversary celebrations in 2019, with the following inductees honoured:

The intention is that one or more inductees will be considered every year.

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deveronvale target more cup glory, BBC Sport, 2 February 2007, Accessed 3 June 2008
  2. ^ Deveronvale 0–1 Partick Thistle, BBC Sport, 3 February 2007, Accessed 3 June 2008
  3. ^ Highland duo enter new Ramsdens Cup, BBC Sport, 6 June 2011, Accessed 6 June 2011
  4. ^ [1], Deveronvale Football Club, 19 January 2021, Accessed 19 January 2021
  5. ^ Deveronvale FC Directors, Deveronvale Football Club, 7 January 2019, Accessed 7 January 2019
  6. ^ Vale appoint Commercial Manager, Deveronvale Football Club, 6 January 2019, Accessed 7 January 2019

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