Ally Martin has been conected with Broughty Ferry YMCA since 1953.

He joined Broughty United, a football club affiliated to the YMCA in 1958.

He served as player, Secretary during the mid 1960’s to 1970’s and also President of the Club.

He played in every decade from the 1950’s to 2000’s.

He also has served over 30 years on the Committee of The Midlands Amateur Football Association.

His enthusiasm and dedication is still present after all these years.

The video below was made to mark his Nomination for the 2019 Scottish Football Grassroots Awards Peoples Choice.

Ally was a runner up for the award but he will always be THE WINNER by past and present Broughty United players and supporters.

In 2016 Broughty Ferry YMCA celebrated its 150th Anniversary. 

As part of the celebrations, Ally spent a lot of time investigating the history of the YMCA.

He put together the information and a booklet was published during 2016.