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Gareth Wardlaw

The Club’s most recent player to make it into the Scottish Football Leagues. The Club’s Player of the Year in season 2003/04, Gareth signed for Ayr United in season 2004/05, moving on to Raith Rovers and latterly Cowdenbeath. During his time at the Shipyard he represented the Scotland Amateur side on 15 occasions and was rewarded with 3 international caps and in these 3 games he scored 2 goals. Was nominated for the Second Division Player of the Year season 2009/10.

Robert Mathew

The all time record goal scorer for the club arrived at Recreation Park having previously played for Brechin City, Bangor City, Raith Rovers, Glenrothes Juniors and Glenvale Amateurs.
In his first 4 seasons he never missed a match scoring 209 goals in 183 games. In total he scored 248 goals in 235 appearances missing only 4 of the clubs 239 matches in that period. That gave him an overall scoring rate of 1.06 goals per game. He scored 3 or more goals on 20 occasions, including one 7 goal haul against Glenwood. He went on to claim 12 winners’ medals during his time at the Shipyard.

Calum Lawrie

Calum joined the Shipyard from Abottshall AFC and 20 years of unbroken service later received a richly deserved Testimonial match against the aforementioned Abbotshall. He was an integral part of the success the club enjoyed during the Eighties and Nineties and captained the side to many of the league and cup wins enjoyed during that period. His notable achievements included the cup success that manager Jim Thomson enjoyed. Calum made some 610 competitive appearances for the club, playing a massive 54 games in the season1994/95.

George Mackie

George joined the club as a teenager from Kirkcaldy YMCA Juniors in September 1975 and went on to serve the club for 20 seasons. Signed as a pacey striker, he is remembered in his centre forward role for his 1977 Scottish Cup goal against Berwick Rangers in the 2nd minute of the game. He was, however, destined for the central defensive role in which he is best remembered as the club’s captain and silent assassin, retaining that ‘man’s game philosophy throughout his career. George who captained the side in its famous victory over premier league Dunfermline Athletic and lists the 1-0 Fife Amateur Cup Final victory in season 1989/90 against Victoria Rovers as his most memorable moment, played in over 600 games for the club before finally hanging up his boots at the end of the successful 1994/95 season.

Jim Thomson


Jim holds the Fife Cup following the 2017/18 win.

Jim-Thomsom-the-captain“Mr Shipyard”. Player, captain,Jim Thomson the committee man manager, committee member, informal club secretary and treasurer. Now current chairman Jim has done the lot. Jim joined the Shipyard as a teenager from Nairn Thistle Junior FC in 1968 and within a couple of seasons was captaining the side. In the 1971/72 campaign he led the club to the Scottish Qualifying Cup (south) Final, unfortunately losing to St Cuthbert Wanderers. After hanging up his boots Jim became manager of the team where he enjoyed most of his success. Several local amateur titles, including Fife Amateur Cup winners were won during his managerial period. His most memorable achievements were defeating a strong Dunfermline Athletic side in the 1989/90 Fife Cup, all the more remarkable as the Pars were a Scottish Premier League side at the time and also leading the club to the 3rd round of the Scottish Cup in the 1994/95 season. Taking an amateur side to that stage of the national cup competition was a truly unbelievable feat and in all honesty unlikely to be done again, although we all live in hope. The team and Jim were duly accorded Team and Manager of the year awards by the District Council for their achievements. Jim was also, more recently instrumental in the development of the new clubhouse that was built and opened in 2006; along with John Robertson he worked tirelessly to raise funding, commission plans and secure the necessary building approvals.

Jim Anderson

Jim was the last true link between the Shipyard football team and the Burntisland Shipbuilding Company. Jim still worked in the Time Office of the Company at the time that he took on the job of the Football Club Secretary and laterally treasurer – a role that he worked tirelessly in for a period of 46 years between 1954 and 2000. Jim represented the club at the Fife Football Association and ultimately was to become the Fife Football Association representative to the Scottish Football Association. Jim was an active member of the S.F.A. Disciplinary Appeals Committee for several years and was awarded with Life Membership of the S.F.A. for his services when he retired in the year 2000. He was also made a life member of the Fife Amateur Football Association.

Rankin Grimshaw

A player in the Shipyard sides in the early 1930’s. Grimshaw was better known as Raith Rovers chairman and also owner of “Browns Bazaar” the sports shop on Kirkcaldy High Street,
He went on to become the President of The Scottish Football Association.

Logan McKenzie

Probably the most notable transfer in the Shipyard history, after a successful trial Mckenzie was offered terms by Liverpool FC and signed in January 1947. McKenzie a centre half, preferred Liverpool to any other interested clubs, as they offered him the chance to finish his apprenticeship in marine engineering.