Director of Football
Stuart was appointed Director of Football in April 2018 having played a crucial role in recruitment to help the Blues through a difficult 2017/18 season.
Stranraer fans will of course remember Stuart from his successful spell at the club as assistant to Neil Watt between 2003 and 2006. After his departure from Stair Park, he had a spell as assistant to Neil at Ayr United and also a spell as manager at Clyde, but it is his reputation in scouting that he is now most renowned for.
He returned to the club from Dumbarton in 2017. Prior to his time at the Rock, Stuart scouted for several clubs including Ross County and West Bromwich Albion.
Stephen began his playing career with Kilmarnock, before joining Stoke City in January 1990, but only made two appearances for the English club. Farrell returned to Scotland and had spells at St Mirren, Stranraer and Stenhousemuir, before seeing out his career at junior level.
His first coaching role saw him take the top job at Cumnock Juniors in March 2009, as successor to former Blues boss Campbell Money. In December 2012, Farrell was appointed assistant manager of Stranraer, and along with Aitken steered the club clear of relegation, before helping the club to the playoffs in 2013/14 and 2014/15.
After a successful year and a half as Aitken's assistant at Championship side Dumbarton, Farrell returned to Stair Park in January 2017 and guided the club out of the relegation zone to a 7th place finish.
A skilful and hard-working central midfielder, Chris joined his brother and then-manager Stephen at Stranraer from Stirling Albion in 2011. The former Morton, Clyde and Hamilton Accies player chipped in with 33 goals in 151 appearances for the Blues as the clubs dead ball specialist and penalty taker, before becoming first team coach in 2015, then assistant manager in 2016.
1st Team Coach
Alan initially joined the Blues as Dexi Wingate's number two in charge of the under 19s. After becoming 1st team coach at the Blues, the former Pollok and Arthurlie striker left Stranraer for a short spell as assistant manager at the 'Lie.
Waddell was reunited with Aitken and Farrell as 1st team coach at Dumbarton, before resuming where he left off under Farrell at Stair Park in 2017.
A popular figure at the club, Eric has overseen the development of several Blues keepers over the past few seasons, after a successful career as a goalie at junior level.
Under 20s Manager
Stuart has a wealth of knowledge and experience at youth level, notably with Renfrew Victoria, and has been recognised for his community work as Sunday Mail Grassroots Coach of the Year and McDonald's Community Champion. He took the helm as under 20s manager in 2017.
Under 20s Assistant Manager
Greegsy joined us as a player from Morton in 2011, making 72 appearances for the Blues, and will now embark upon a coaching career at Stair Park.
Head of Youth Development
Allan was club captain in his time as a Blues player, chalking up over 200 appearances in his 8 seasons at Stair Park. In addition to his evergreen footballing career continuing at junior side Hurlford, he now develops local youngsters as the Head of Youth Development at Stranraer.
Heather joined us in 2017, and has a crucial role to play in keeping the squad fit and healthy.