Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame 2013
Alan Bruce, Busby Amateurs
For as long as anyone can remember, Alan has been synonymous with his club. He has played for them, coached them, and has been for many years the main administrator at his club. Quite apart from all that, he has worked strenuously to build up a strong youth section at his club, and currently they run five youth sides and seven junior sides, and he is also the general manager for all of the youngsters’ under-age teams. Many of their youngsters have gone on to play at a higher level. For those who don’t, he continues to provide a strong amateur side for club members to play in
Alan and Russell Davidson, Whitehill FP AFC
A joint award which recognises the power of work done by these two people in ensuring their club is one of the most efficient, trouble-free clubs in the SAFL. Even while they were playing for the club, it was evident that they would be an integral part of the foundations of the side for years to come, and so it has proved, as they have shared the duties of secretary and match secretary of the club for many years. Their club has been fortunate to have the services of two such devoted guys for so many years, and it’s impossible to split twins, so the induction is a joint one.
Charlie Henderson, Paisley AFC
Charlie actually founded his club in 1974, and remains the solid foundation on which the club is built. It is no exaggeration to say that without this man’s dedication and tireless work, the club would not exist today. He was justifiably nominated for the Sunday Mail’s Sports Grassroots Awards four years ago, and while he didn’t win the award, the nomination reflected superbly on him and his club, and by implication, on the Scottish Amateur Football League.
Duncan McAulay, Campbeltown Pupils
Duncan has tasted senior football with Morton and played with other amateur clubs, but kept coming back to his home club, which he joined at the age of 14. A gifted footballer who won numerous honours with the Pupils, he also captained the SAFL Select side on many occasions, including lifting the former Baxter Trophy in the 80s, a trophy played for by select sides from league across Scotland until the early 1990s. Only retiring – reluctantly – long after he passed his 40th birthday, he continued to work tirelessly for his home club as both coach and match secretary, which he still does today.
Keith Millar,Oban Saints
Keith has represented his club on the field of play with distinction for many years. He has also played regularly for the league select, and has played for Scotland at amateur level as well. He has been a fantastic ambassador for his club, and for the Scottish Amateur Football League, both on and off the field. Like Duncan, he just loves playing football, and is happy to play in midfield or up front, wherever he’s needed. He’s been described as a man for all seasons – and maybe you have to be when you play with Oban Saints!
Derek Yuille, Rutherglen AFC
Derek has served amateur football with great distinction and integrity. He’s one of the quiet men of football – and let’s face it, there aren’t that many of them around - but when he does speak, he does so with a quiet authority, and people listen. That is a source of strength for his club, and also for the SAFL, where he has become a welcome fixture. Because as well as being secretary and match secretary of his club, and ensuring everything there runs smoothly, he has willingly given a lot of time to the SAFL in the vital task of auditing the league’s accounts for many years.