Girvan F.C.

Association football club in Scotland

Football club
Girvan
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Nickname(s)The Seasiders, the Amateurs (pre-2004)
Founded1947
GroundHamilton Park, Girvan 22
Capacity5,000 (200 seated)
ChairmanDanny McCulloch Scotland
ManagerMatt Maley Scotland
LeagueWest of Scotland League Third Division
2021–22West of Scotland League Conference A, 12th of 16
Blue Jersey with Black Stripes, Black Shorts and Black Socks
Home colours

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 Third Division.

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 squad

As of 1 July 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 Scotland SCO Sam Gibson
GK Scotland SCO Nathan Sloan
DF Scotland SCO Martyn Brown (Vice-Captain)
DF Scotland SCO Jackson Biggar
DF Scotland SCO Lewis Clark
DF Scotland SCO Ross Clark
DF Scotland SCO Alan Orr
DF Scotland SCO Jack Taylor
MF Scotland SCO Kieran Balfour
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Scotland SCO Andrew Kerr
MF Scotland SCO Lee McClymont
MF Scotland SCO Gavin Mcintosh
MF Scotland SCO Stephen Mclelland
MF Scotland SCO Sean Millarvie
MF Scotland SCO Antonio Sisi
MF Scotland SCO Finn Taylor
FW Scotland SCO Mark Curragh
FW Scotland SCO Craig Harvey (captain)
FW Scotland SCO Robert Love
FW Scotland SCO Grant Richmond

Management team and coaching staff

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

Scotland Andy McInnes

First Aid Scotland Alex Bell

Honours

South of Scotland Football League

  • Winners: 1989–90

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

External links

  • Official website
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

References

  1. ^ "SJFA news - Wednesday, July 24". Scottish Junior Football Association. Scottish FA. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Girvan sack boss Ian Patterson as former manager returns in caretaker role". 26 January 2020.

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

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