Position : Defender
Yorkshireman Declan McGivern signed for the Linnets in the summer of 2019 on his return from the United States.
Having come through the youth system at Bradford City to captain their U16s, U18s and Reserve teams, the now 25-year-old Huddersfield-born centre back had spent seven years plying his trade across the Atlantic.
Dec is a graduate of Notre Dame College in Ohio, where another of our 2019-20 recruits Tom Owens also began his Stateside education.
6ft 5in Dec arrived at The Millbank from National Premier Soccer Leaguers, Cleveland SC who he joined for their inaugural campaign in 2018 - scoring the club's first ever goal.
Previously, he had played for AFC Cleveland where he was a 2016 NPSL title winner.
The switch to Cleveland SC (Soccer Club) on the demise of AFC continued a lengthy association with the city, which was a second home from 2012.
It was then, following his release by Bradford City, that Dec joined the Falcons - the soccer team of Notre Dame College.
A scholarship gave him chance to continue his football career while studying business management.
Dec captained NDC for two of his four years, leading them into four consecutive National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments, winning the Conference.
His time in the States also saw service as assistant coach to Ohio's Ashland University men's team.
|For comments, questions or corrections please Contact Us.|
|Payments can be made to the club through our Online Checkout facility via our payment page.|
|The site and its content are Copyright © 2001-2018 Runcorn Linnets FC. All rights reserved.|
|Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.|