The Dyce Boys Club 2004s have two teams playing in the A League for the 2015/16 season.
Eric Mannall & Ian Duncan
Training Kit Sponsor
As part of the SFA Community Club Project currently ongoing with the club led by Liam Duncan, Dyce Boys Club were asked to play on the pitch at half time during the Aberdeen FC v Kilmarnock FC match in the SPFL Premiership. Our 2004 side played a 5 aside match and our 2007s played a 4 v 4 game infront of a crowd of eleven thousand at Pittodrie.
Along with this great experience the club were given 150 tickets for players, coaches and parents and this allocation was taken in full and they certainly made themselves heard! The whole day was brilliant, all the boys behaved and to top it all off former DBC player Graeme Shinnie scored his first home goal infront of the boys who will hopefully be repeating the same feat in years to come.
A massive thank you to Liam, the AFC Community trust and Aberdeen FC for making the whole day possible and giving the boys an experience they will always remember
Well done to Lisa McShea, mum of Ryan in our 2004 side. She completed the London marathon in a personal best time of 4 hours and 16 minutes. Ryan was there to cheer on his mum and proudly wore his Dyce Boys Club Sweatshirt which from a split second gain world wide attention being on the BBC broadcast of the day!
Below you can see the proud pair on the day
Well done lisa
To highlight the aims of Positive Coaching Scotland’s ethos for the parents,supporters and coaches of the Aberdeen and District Juvenile FA’s Development Soccer Sevens all parents, supporters and coaches were asked to watch the games on Sunday 3rd of May 2015 in total silence apart from applauding good play or goals.
Just let the children play with no interference from the sidelines. At this age the game is all about learning and enjoyment for the players. The result is immaterial as there are no league championships or trophies awarded at the end of the season. Therefore why should adults get worked up and sometimes spoil the enjoyment for the children.
To take something positive and concrete from the day we are seeking sponsorship for each goal a team scores on that day. The funds collected will go towards club (40%) and association(10%) funds but the lions share will be donated to the NSPCC Scotland (50%).
By sponsoring the team you to can help change the coaching culture in Scotland and help the nations future citizens some of whom may just go on to be successful in sport.
Above is our 2004 and 2003 teams taking part in silent Sunday taking to extremes to keep their parents and coaches quiet which work except from one coach but we wont name names!
Standing on the rostrum in first place is Dyce Boys Club 2004′s Jacob Taylor winner of the P5 Aberdeenshire Primary Schools Cross Country event. Jacob did exceptionally well coming first whilst representing Banchory Primary as there were over 40 schools taking part.
Congratulations from all at Dyce Boys Club.
The players of Dyce Boys Club will take part in our annual fundraising event with this year being goals galore.
Every age group will play football for an hour and all the goals will be added to give the grand total which all parents, grandparents, friends and basically anyone who fancies giving it a go will try and predict and win a prize for the closest guess!
The event will take place at various dates and venues in the first week of March so be sure to keep an eye out for the boys coming your way with their sponsorship forms and help support the boys club and maybe win in the process.
A helpful hint we have 8 age groups to all take place but sorry I cant give anymore help than that!
Everyone at Dyce Boys Club would like to wish our players, past and present, Parents, coaches and sponsors a very happy Christmas. We would like to thank everyone of them for their continued support to help the club to be successful on and off the pitch.
We finish the year at the end of another enjoyable campaign for our non competitive teams, our Under 13 and 14 teams both sitting top of their respective leagues and our former players continuing to excel from the juniors up to the SPFL Premiership.
Im sure everyone will be glad of a break but looking forward to starting the new year and getting back under way with many exciting developments happening on and off the pitch.
Please everyone have a safe and enjoyable Christmas
There was a unique and proud moment for Dyce Boys Club on Saturday 8th November as Aberdeen FC took on Dundee FC at Forfar Athletics stadium
The Five former Dyce teammates Jack Bowden, Aaron Reid (Aberdeen FC) Ryan Park, Ryan McShea, Lucas Smith (Dundee FC) at the 2004 age group played in the match and performed to their usual high standards by all accounts. I wont say which boys were the happier with the result but as you can see they were very happy to see old friends at the final whistle
Keep up the good work boys
Pressure Test Solutions Ltd (PTS) are proud to announce their support and sponsorship of Dyce Boys Club having purchased 48 new kits for the non-competitive age groups, U9’s through to U12’s.
Eric Mannall, Dyce Boys Club President commented “We are delighted to have PTS’s support for our Boys Club and we hope this will be the beginning of a long term partnership between PTS and Dyce Boys Club. The strips sponsored by PTS are a new design to give them a fresh feel and the boys love the new style. I’d like to offer my thanks to Gary Notman at PTS for his generous offer to support the team from the area he grew up in”.
PTS director, Gary Notman, commented, “When the opportunity was presented to sponsor the Dyce Boys club I jumped at the chance for personal and business reasons. Not only does it raise the profile of our company in a positive way, we are supporting sport at a grass roots level with one of the oldest and most successful boys clubs of Aberdeen. I was also brought up in Dyce and it brought me huge personal satisfaction to support my local boyhood team.”
Click here to view Pressure Test Solutions’s Website.
Congratulations to Ryan McShea from our 2004′s team who has signed with SPFL side Dundee FC
Ryan joined Dyce BC in February 2013, aged 8-years old, after playing for Ellon Meadows. He enjoyed an excellent first year with the Club. His hard work and skill on the pitch and at training saw him presented with the ‘The Liam Connon Trophy for Clubman of The Year’ in November 2013. Ryan completed the 2-year ‘Advanced Skills Centre’ program with Aberdeen FC and trialed for their under-10 squad in January 2014.
Ryan’s Dad said “Ryan joined Dyce in 2013 and has been incredibly proud to play for the Club. There’s a tremendous team spirit throughout the entire club. We would like to thank all the coaches for their tremendous coaching and commitment to the development of youth football. Thank you for encouraging and motivating Ryan to progress and develop. Special thanks to Eric Mannall for his invaluable guidance and dedication.”
Everyone at Dyce Boys Club wishes Ryan all the best for the future
Congratulations to Lucas Smith from our 2004′s team who has signed with SPFL side Dundee FC
Lucas joined the club four years ago on his return from Singapore and followed in his brothers footsteps by playing for the club. He even had to put up with his own dad coaching him at times but it didn’t stop him progressing through the levels always showing a fantastic attitude and will to learn.
Lucas’s Dad, Paul said ” Lucas has loved every minute of his time with Dyce, from his formative years in 4v4 before moving into 7 a side and would like to thank all the coaches that have helped his development whilst at Dyce.”
Everyone at Dyce Boys Club wishes Lucas all the best in the future
Congratulations to Rio Collie from our 2004′s team who has signed with SPFL side Dundee FC
Rio joined the club four years ago and has came through our summer coaching, 4 v 4 and into the 7 a side game with a great level of skill and attitude
Rio’s mum said ” Rio joined Dyce in 2010 at the age of 6. He has really enjoyed playing with Dyce for the past 4 years and is very grateful to all the coaches and team mates for his progress and development along the way”
Everyone at Dyce Boys Club wishes Rio all the best in the future
Dyce Boys Club have a stand at the Scottish Kids Show at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Do come visit us between 1000 – 1700 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 June 2014. Tickets are priced at £10 per adult and children are FREE and are payable on entry.
Jack Bowden, formerly of Dyce Boys Club 2004′s has signed for Aberdeen Football Club.
Jack was invited to join Dyce Boys Club after attending the summer coaching initiative In May 2011 age 6. He played In various 4 x 4 tournaments and was also given the opportunity to play 7 a side football against boys 2 yrs older.
He trialled for AFC Advanced Centre in Nov 2011 and started the training early the following year. During this period a highlight for him was to play on the pitch at half time in the AFC v Man Utd Neil Simpson testimonial Aug 12. He was also lucky enough to feature in an SFA coaching DVD through his involvement with AFC.
In January 13 he was invited to train 3 times per week with AFC 2003′s and played a couple of games one of which was against Dundee United. This was fitted in around his training and playing for Dyce Boys Club in a very successful season for the 2004 Dyce team.
He signed for AFC 2004′s in the summer of 2013 and has had the opportunity of playing for AFC 2003′s against St Mirren and more recently in a game against Kilmarnock he scored twice.
Jack’s father, Martin Bowden, said ‘Jack enjoyed three years at Dyce where he worked with some excellent coaches and made some great friends.’
Good luck in your new adventure with AFC Jack, from all at Dyce Boys Club.
Zane Laird, a member of the DBC 2004 squad recently underwent surgery in his ear canal and due to this has been unable to train or play with the squad. Zane did come and watch the first game of the new season however and all the boys in the squad and coaching community at Dyce wish Zane a speedy recovery and we look forward to having him back at training in the near future.
Aaron Reid, formerly of Dyce Boys Club 2004′s has signed for Aberdeen Football Club.
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.