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James Blanchard

Player / GK Coach

Joined the Vale





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'.

Kindly sponsored by...

Gillian Davidson

Gillian Davidson