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Whitedale are a team based in Weisdale, representing the West mainland of Shetland. Home games are played on Strom Park, backed by the raucous cheers of their four fans. The team plays in their traditional colours of orange and black, and are sponsored by local engineering and construction company Tulloch Developments Ltd.

After several lean years, culminating in Whitedale dropping out of the A league in 2006, Whitedale have been on the rise recently; mainly thanks to the enthusiastic management of Ivor Morrison, and current manager Martin Gibbs. Between the pair of them, they have overseen seven trophy wins since 2009, and ended 2013 as Madrid, Manson and Fraser cup winners, only missing out on a clean sweep of cups to a late goal in the County Shield final against Lerwick Spurs. Whitedale have also finished 2nd in the league for the past 2 seasons.

Light training is held from October – January, usually at the Aith leisure centre; with pre-season training beginning in February. In April the club will often embark on a pre-season trip to Orkney, which, for many, is the highlight of the season. Whitedale are still unbeaten on their travels south, although quite how that is possible, given the ‘merry’ state of the squad at 3am the night before the match, is anyone’s guess.

Whitedale have maintained the same squad for several years now, but will suffer this season from the loss of top scorer Richard Sinclair, who moved south to study; midfield warhorse Gary Tulloch, who has retired through injury; and defender Jordan Morrison, studying in New Zealand. Nevertheless, the team should be looking for another top three finish in the league, and also to add to their recent cup success.

The club has a strong first team squad, but their undoubted star is manager and Ian Holloway-clone Martin Gibbs. ‘Gibbsy’s man management and tactical nous have been integral to the team’s success, with his wise cracking banter an added extra. Favourites include “You can only piss with the cock you’ve got”,  “Greg, if you fell in a barrel of tits, you’d come up sucking your thumb” and “Its about ‘unger and desire!” The jovial Bristolian lives and breathes football, and kicks every ball on the sidelines.

Whitedale Football club is proudly sponsored by:

Tulloch-Developments

 

 

 

Squad List

Duncan Anderson
Alex Arcus
Alan Bundy
Willum Clubb
Ross Coutts
Steven Coutts
Liam Davie
Piotr Drozdowski
Ewan Ellis
Tony Farquhar
Duncan Fraser
Kieren Fraser
Liam Graham
Simon Hildebrand
Scott Hodge
Ewan Inkster
Paul Inkster
Mattic Isbister
Colin Jamieson
Sam Jarmson
Scott Jeromson
Darren Johnson
Allan Johnston
Ryan Jozwik
Adrian Mackay
Ewan Maclean
Sam Malcolmson
Keith Manson
Thomas Marshall
Michael Mchugh
Adrian Mckay
David Mckenzie
Steven McLoed
Angus Mcneil
Lorne Mcniven
Adrian Morrison
Joshua Morrison
Craig Nicolson
Aidan Nisbet
Gareth Norquoy
David Nugent
Murray Peterson
Kevin Rennie
James Riise
Ally Ross
Bobby Scott
Gregor Sinclair
Richard Sinclair
Joss Tait
Greg Tulloch
Charlie Unsworth
Stewart Walterson
David Williamson
Jack Williamson
David Wiseman
Geoff Young

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