Aaron Reid of DBC 2004′s signs for AFC

2004's Stepping Up

 

Aaron Reid, formerly of Dyce Boys Club 2004′s has signed for Aberdeen Football Club.

Aaron Reid with his former 4v4 DBC Coach, Paul Smith

Aaron Reid with his former 4v4 DBC Coach, Paul Smith

Aaron joined Dyce Boys Club in 2010 as a six year old after attending the summer coaching programme. He joined the clubs 4 v 4 development teams for two seasons. In mid 2012, Aaron and his teammates in the 2004 age group moved to the 7 a side game. Aaron spent a very happy and successful period  with his team only losing once in the year he played with the team.

In August 2013, Aaron was invited to join a group of boys Aberdeen Football Club were looking to become their new under 10′s squad for coming season. After a six week trial he was invited to join the squad. He was obviously delighted to be asked to join the club that he supports and has really enjoyed the first few months with the club meeting new team mates, learning a new team system and playing in a number of different positions, his favourite being striker.

He has scored 25 goals over the first 3 months of the season and has been fortunate enough to have been asked to play for the under 11′s on two occasions, travelling to Partick Thistle in Glasgow and also playing against Rangers at Murray Park. Both days were a great experience.

 

Alan Reid, Aaron’s Dad  said “Aaron will always be grateful to all of the coaches and team mates at Dyce that have helped him develop in to the player he is now”

Good luck in your new adventure with AFC Aaron from all at Dyce Boys Club.

Scottish Football Partnership

Club News

We are delighted to finally have taken delivery of the two changing and the one storage container at Pitmedden Road Dyce. These visible acquisitions highlight the behind the scenes work that goes on for the benefit of the club. We are most grateful to the Scottish Football Partnership for sanctioning our Award and are delighted the containers are now in situ.

The Scottish Football Partnership funded new changing room containers at Pitmedden Road, Dyce.

The Scottish Football Partnership funded new changing room containers at Pitmedden Road, Dyce.

There is still quite a bit of work to be completed before the changing facilities are fully functional meaning water supply, drainage and electrical work. However we are pleased to advise there is an ongoing work in progress with the dirty work and we are greatly indebted to our contractor, John Duncan Plant Hire in making things happening.

Hopefully it will not be too long before we can make use of the changing facilities which come complete with power connections and are manufactured specifically for changing and toilet facilities. With the relative Building Warrant Consent and Conditional Planning Consents now received progress and momentum to complete the installation is our priority.

The forerunner to the Award of the changing facilities was of course due to the club’s success in persuading the local Council to grant them a lease for the ground in Pitmedden Road without which none of the above would have been possible.

I am sure the boys will look forward to changing in a heated facility as opposed to the draughty portacabins which were formerly used.

 

 

All Weather Facility

Club News

There is another exciting development on the horizon which will directly involve the Boys Club.

A joint application with the local sports clubs, the SFA and Aberdeen City Council resulted in the top award from proceeds of crime monies being awarded to the Dyce Community.

What this means is that an all weather facility consisting of a full size 3G pitch will be provided in Central Park Dyce which is the open area behind Asda. The facility will be floodlit, with security fencing and housed near Dyce Academy in order to make use of the changing facilities there.

Whilst the maximum grant was achieved there was a considerable shortfall in the funding which has been underwritten by Aberdeen City Council. The proposed timescale is to have the work commenced by the Summer of this year to allow for the design and planning of the complete project be put together.

The main date to consider is a completion date of February 2015 which is already less than one year away. The good thing being is that the grant monies have to be spent this year which means the project will not be allowed to remain dormant.

We look forward to future training/coaching nights being held on the new pitch with the fine sight of probably 2/3 teams sharing the site of an evening and all the balls being saved from disappearing by the surrounding fence :)

 

Roll on 2015

Aberdeen City Council Club Development Grant

2006s & 2007s

Dyce Boys Club were delighted to learn that they had been successful in their application for Grant Funding in the shape of a Development Grant from Aberdeen City Council.

The award of £1,200 is to be used towards the purchase of necessary equipment which is always ongoing and in particular the new purchase of goals (see below) required for the small sided game and to support the costs associated with the necessary training courses required under our Quality Mark Accreditation.

The club have achieved two Quality Mark Awards to date from the SFA in the shape of the Standard Award and the Development Award. These Awards have proved to be most beneficial as it is only by us having gone through these procedures have we been able to apply for the various sources of Funding which have come our way in the form of the changing containers and the joint application for the all weather facility in Dyce.

 

Under 15′s use of Uniconn Park

Under 16's

Season 2013/2014 has seen our Under 15 team play their home fixtures at Uniconn Park the home of Hermes Junior Football Club.

The cost of playing there is not inconsiderable and the Under 15 lads are due a huge amount of gratitude to Bruce Gill of Harlen Energy Services backed up by David Wood and his Spree Book company. Without their financial input the club could not have justified the expense of playing the home matches at such a venue and on behalf of the boys would like to express our grateful thanks to the two very generous benefactors who ensured this was possible.

The boys will hopefully repay your faith by bringing some silverware to the club.

Thank you Bruce and Dave

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Former Players

Former Players
Scott Booth

Scott Booth

We have just learned that a former Clubman of the Year at Under 13 level by the name of Scott Booth has been appointed the new Manager at Stenhousemuir F C. Scott was the former National Youth Team Coach but has decided to apply his playing and coaching experience to the ambitious Stenhousemuir club. Of course Scott’s playing career started at his home town club Aberdeen before heading to Holland and Germany to further his career. He managed to amass some 22 caps for the Scottish National team and I am sure this is the first step on the ladder for a very successful career in club management.

Scott is not the only Former Player in a management role as he joins Derek Adams, the manager of Ross County and Scott Paterson the Assistant at Partick Thistle in being former wearers of the blue and white hoops.

Derek Adams Scott Paterson

Congratulations to the three of them