Historic hall of fame is launched by Fifers

Kenny Deuchar's goal clinched promotion for East Fife in 2003.
Kenny Deuchar's goal clinched promotion for East Fife in 2003.

East Fife FC has announced that it will join the Kingdom’s other three senior sides by launching its own hall of fame for club legends.

Dunfermline, Raith Rovers and Cowdenbeath have inducted former players and club officials into their halls of fame for some years now and the Methil club has decided to do likewise.

The East Fife Supporters’ Trust, in conjunction with the club, will host the inaugural hall of fame dinner at Bayview on Saturday, August 30.

East Fife is a club with a remarkable history and the ceremony will see those individuals who made a significant contribution to that history inducted.

Following on from the Trust’s ‘All Time Greats’ event in 2008, this is the next phase in acknowledging the heroes from the past.

The names of the first four inductees chosen by a committee will be announced shortly and two other awards will also be made on the night.

These are a special merit award made to someone who has given exceptional service to the football club.

There will also be a ‘cult hero’ category chosen from a fan vote in the East Fife Mail.

EFST chairman Allan Duthie is excited to be involved, saying that the Trust has a track record of hosting big events relating to East Fife FC and expects the new hall of fame to follow in that tradition.

“A lot of time has been taken to identify potential inductees and the Trust is very grateful to Stephen Mill and Jim Corstorphine in particular for their invaluable input,” Mr Duthie told the Mail.

“The ‘cult hero’ will be exciting as the short list we have drawn is interesting to say the least.”

Tickets for the event, which will be held in a marquee with guest speakers and a two course meal, will be priced at £50 and will be available through the Trust and the club.