Played for Elgin City, Deveronvale, Sunnybank, Buckie Thistle and Turriff Utd. Assistant Manager at Turriff Utd. Manager at Deveronside and Ellon Utd. Assistant Manager at Formartine Utd. First Team Coach at Deveronvale. Craig has been kindly sponsored for the 2020/21 campaign by Matthew & Sonia Pirie.
Player / GK Coach
After progressing through the youth development ranks with the Vale and Aberdeen, where he was coached by Deveronvale Hall of Fame member Jim Leighton, James returned to Princess Royal Park in 2005. Regarded as one of the best Highland League goalkeepers of his generation, James played alongside manager Steve Dolan in the star-studded Vale line-up who won the league title in 2006. After battling back from serious injury, Blanchie was rewarded with a testimonial against Aberdeen in July 2019, where he produced a number of spectacular saves to deny his former club. James has been kindly sponsored for the 2020/21 campaign by 'Big Bob's Family'.
Head of Youth Development
Got involved at the Club at the start of season 2016/17 to re-start the Clubs SHFL Development 17's and Support U20's and First team. Supporting the board in the SFA Licencing process making sure our Youth Section meets and maintains the required Criteria. Been involved in Coaching Grassroots/Youth football since 2006, currently also hold the Youth Chairman's role with our Community Partners Deveronvale Community Football Club who support and develop our ADJFA Juvenile teams which include teams from U5-U17 including Deveronvale Girls and Ladies. Kevin has been kindly sponsored for the 2020/21 campaign by Sandy and Kathleen Birnie.