A public meeting will be held in the games room, community centre, Kirkwall at 6.30 pm Monday 19th January, business to form an Orkney Branch of the Aberdeen F.C Supporters Club.
The meeting was chaired by Mr Jimmy Dick being the clubs founder.
A committee was formed –
Chairman – J Dick
Vice Chairman R Groundwater
Secretary – D Tullock
The club’s greatest achievement was the trip to Gothenburg for the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1983 when the Dons bet the mighty Real Madrid, the club had chartered an aircraft, organised by Brian Kemp, the local British Airways manager, direct from Kirkwall to Gothenburg, 48 supporters made the trip at £130 per head. They drank the plane dry on the way over, danced in the rain as Aberdeen lifted the cup and arrived back in Kirkwall at 2.30 am, the first Dons supporters in the country to make it back home. The Club’s largest membership was in the late 1980’s when the total was 527 Aberdeen F.C’s largest supporters club
Chairman – Mervyn Ward
Vice Chairman – Clive Aitken
Secretary – John Mowat
Treasurer – Paul Drever
Membership Secretary – Mark Groundwater