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Deveronvale Hall of Fame

The Deveronvale Hall of Fame has been set up to recognise directors, officials, management and players, past and present, who have made significant contributions to the Club during its long history. The intention is that one or more inductees to the HoF will be considered every year.

It seems fitting that Eddie Bruce has been chosen as the first inductee of the Deveronvale Hall of Fame. Eddie, a former Vale player and successful businessman, joined the Club’s committee in 1994. He was the driving force behind the Club for many years and directed the set-up of Deveronvale Football Limited and Princess Royal Trust in 1997. Eddie join the board on the incorporation of Deveronvale Football Club Limited and served as a director of the Club for 13 years until his untimely death at the age of 68 in December 2010.

Edward Bruce

The second inductee is a man simply known to many as Mr Banff. The Club’s Executive Secretary, Stewart McPherson has been covering this important role for some 33 years and is widely recognised as being one of the most knowledgeable and respected Club Secretaries in the Highland League. Today’s match was his 1291st consecutive game as secretary and Stewart is a life member of the SHFL and the ADFA having served on both management committees for 10 years. Not many people really appreciate the demands on the Club Secretary, but these are many and varied and continue through much of the close season when others in the Club are enjoying a well-earned break.

Stewart McPherson

Our third inductee is a Scottish international who spent season 1977-78 on loan at the Club from Aberdeen. Jim Leighton was an ever present that season, appearing in 40 games. He went on to have a very a successful career with Aberdeen, Manchester United, Dundee and Hibernian and to earn 91 caps for Scotland - Jim is Scotland’s most capped goalkeeper and second only to Kenny Dalglish in the most capped players list. In addition, Jim went to four World Cup Finals, something current Scotland players can’t even dream of, and won two Scottish Premier League Championship medals, four Scottish Cup medals, one Scottish League Cup medal, and a FA Cup winners medal and a European Cup winners medal. Whilst Jim spent only a short time at Deveronvale the Club is proud to have played a small part in his success story.

Jim Leighton