Girvan F.C.

Girvan Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Girvan, South Ayrshire. Nicknamed the Seasiders, they were formed in 1947 and play at Hamilton Park. They currently compete in West of Scotland League Conference A.

Girvan
Hamilton Park, Girvan. Football ground - geograph.org.uk - 52253.jpg
Nickname(s)The Seasiders, the Amateurs (pre-2004)
Founded1947
GroundHamilton Park, Girvan
Capacity5,000 (200 seated)
ChairmanDanny McCulloch Scotland
ManagerMatt Maley Scotland
LeagueWest of Scotland League Conference A
2020–21West of Scotland League (withdrawn)

Prior to the 2004–05 season, Girvan played in the South of Scotland Football League and as full members of the Scottish Football Association, entered the Scottish Qualifying Cup each year. When the club joined the Scottish Junior Football Association in 2004, they were allowed to continue this arrangement and since Scottish Cup re-organisation in 2007, now qualify directly for the tournament every season.[1] This situation was unique to Girvan until 2014 when fellow Junior clubs Banks O' Dee and Linlithgow Rose also achieved full SFA member status via club licensing.

On 26 June 2018, Ian Patterson became the manager at Girvan, Joining him at the helm is former Craigmark assistant and fellow ex-Girvan player Greg Gallagher and John ‘Hoots’ Harvey.

On 26 January 2020, Ian Patterson was sacked as manager at Girvan, with Peter Leonard (footballer) as caretaker manager until the end of season.[2]

On 29 April 2021, Girvan FC announced a new management team of Matt Maley, Robert Love, Andy McInnes & Jack Martin. Taking the reigns from caretaker manager Peter Leonard.

Current squadEdit

As of 08 May 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SCO Sam Gibson
GK   SCO Nathan Sloan
DF   SCO Martyn Brown
DF   SCO Morgan Brown
DF   SCO Jo Maxwell
DF   SCO Alan Orr
DF   SCO David Oliphant
DF   SCO Nicky Warren
MF   SCO Kieran Balfour
MF   SCO Andrew Kerr
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SCO Stephen Mclelland
MF   SCO Lee McClymont
MF   SCO Sean Millarvie
MF   SCO Antonio Sisi
MF   SCO Josh Sloan
MF   SCO Gordon Wilson
FW   SCO Craig Harvey (captain)
FW   SCO Robert Love
FW   SCO Grant Richmond
FW   SCO Dylan Thirtle

Management team and coaching staffEdit

Management
Role Person
Manager   Matt Maley
Assistant Manager   Robert Love
Coaches   Jack Martin

  Andy McInnes

HonoursEdit

South of Scotland Football League

  • Winners: 1989–90

South of Scotland League Cup: 1975–76, 1977–78, 1991–92, 2001–02

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SJFA news - Wednesday, July 24". Scottish Junior Football Association. Scottish FA. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/ayrshire/girvan-sack-boss-ian-patterson-21363977

Coordinates: 55°14′48″N 4°50′52″W / 55.24671°N 4.847653°W / 55.24671; -4.847653