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Dyce Boys Club F.C. was founded on 1st August 1980 by the late Eddie Mannall Jr. and former Club President Allan King.

This had followed a successful first sojourn into the local Champion Street competition under the name Overton Wolves which prompted the application to the then Youth Service Amateur under 13 league for membership in the name of Dyce Boys Club F.C.

Since 1980 the club has expanded considerably and now boasts a membership of around 200 boys from ages 6 to 16 years with teams competing at Under 9s up to Under 17s age groups.

The club has had their share of success on the field of play and can boast trophy wins at every age level they have competed in which trophies are awarded.

Following the disappointments of losing Scottish Cup finals in 1989 and 1990 with 14 and 18 squads respectively the club was delighted with the performance of their under 16 squad when winning the national trophy in 1991. 

This achievement resulted in the boys being further rewarded with the Green final “Team Of The Year” trophy and Sports Council Amateur “Team Of The Year” award. In 1993 the Under 15 team were losing finalists in the Scottish but got over their disappointment when they captured the trophy in 1994 at Under 16 level. The Under 18 team that year missed out on a glorious double for the club by narrowly losing the final.

2004 saw our Under 15s appear in the National Final at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie but after taking the lead in their match with a very well worked goal, they managed to let the game slip from them and ended up losing by the odd goal in three. 

Dyce Under 15s added a second National trophy to their impressive trophy count for 2004/05 by winning the Willie Bauld Trophy at Tynecastle, home of Hearts FC. This is a competition for the cup winners from each region who are entered into a knock out cup competition which Dyce managed to win after a penalty shoot out in the final.


In 2005 our Under 17s in their first season made it to their Scottish Cup final and after a tremendous game which saw the teams share 6 goals, after extra time, Dyce finally ran out victors after the penalty kick shoot out. As there are no Dyce teams beyond the age of 17 it proved to be a fitting end to the boy’s careers at Dyce, lifting the National Trophy. 

This brought the club its 3rd success in Scottish Cup Finals.

2008 saw our Under 16s reach the National final with great expectations that they would capture the trophy, but despite taking the lead they lost two second half goals to Hutchison Vale to finish runners up. However, in local competition, they had a clean sweep by winning the league plus two Cup competitions. 

The Under 13s were also League Champions that season. Showing hard work and playing to the final whistle reaps dividend's the DBC U14 Scottish Cup Holders in 2010.

Showing hard work and playing to the final whilst reaps dividend’s the DBC U14 Scottish Cup Holders in 2009.

2009 saw the Under 14s lift the Scottish Cup by a display that justifies the saying “play until the final whistle”. They were losing with 3 minutes of normal time, pulled back 2 goals to equalise in added time, and eventually winning in extra time.

In 2010 the Under 15 team (the previous season’s under 14s) completed a historical Scottish Cup double when winning the Under 15 National Trophy.

The year 2011 saw the club complete a historical treble being the first club in Scotland to win their National Trophy when the Under 16 team triumphed in their final. It was music to our ears to hear the Stadium Announcer say this victory was the first time any club had won the Scottish Cup three years in succession.

It was 2019 before we tasted national success again with our 2006 Blues (U13) winning the Scottish Cup in their first sojourn into the national trophy. 

Off the field the club continues to develop and working with the SFA the club had achieved their Standard Quality Mark and their Development Award before joining forces with the newly formed Dyce Girls Club and Dyce Juniors to form Dyce Community Sports Trust and attain the SFA Community Club Quality Mark Award.

In December 2018 this was topped off when the Trust were accredited with the highest club award I.e. the Legacy Award or to give it its new name the Platinum Award. The Quality Mark programme provides reward and recognition for attaining key operating standards and the club are justly proud of their latest accolade.

Dyce Boys Club look forward to the future with their continued aim to foster the development of youth football. The last few years has seen the advent of coaching for the Under 8s where the emphasis is placed on fun and enjoyment whilst teaching the boys the basic skills and techniques which will hopefully stand them in good stead for the years ahead.


A number of former players grace the Highland and Junior leagues.

Apart from these players the Club has also had some players through their ranks who have gone on to play in the senior professional leagues. For instance Roy McBain ( ex Dundee United, Dundee, Ross County and Inverness Caley), Ross Tokely (ex Inverness Caley and Ross County), Russell Anderson (ex Aberdeen, Sunderland, Scottish International), Derek Adams (ex Aberdeen, Motherwell, Ross County Manager and now Morecambe Manager), Scott Paterson (ex Liverpool, Dundee Utd and now Partick Thistle Assistant Manager), Stuart Armstrong ( ex Dundee Utd., Celtic and now Southampton FC, Scottish International), Graeme Shinnie (ex Inverness Caley, Derby County, Wigan Athletics and Aberdeen, Scottish International), Bruce Anderson (Aberdeen FC and now Livingston), Jack Grimmer (Wycombe Wanderers), Andrew Shinnie (Luton Town, Hibs) and Cammy Smith (ex Aberdeen and now Dundee United).

The club are extremely proud of the fact that 5 of our former players have won caps for the Scotland team. (Scott Booth, Russell Anderson, Andrew Shinnie, Stuart Armstrong and Graeme Shinnie).

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