Date of Birth: February 18, 2000
Previous Clubs: Ormiston (loan)
Team Supported: Hibernian
Footballing Idols: Cristiano Ronaldo
Purves was part of the club’s Development Team in the 2018/19 campaign, while he also spent the season on loan at Ormiston, where he won the club’s Player of the Year award.
On the back of that, the winger was re-signed by the club as a senior player for 2019/20 and, after mainly featuring from the bench in the early part of the season, he soon established himself in the first team and, before the premature conclusion of the season, was regularly putting in some top performances.
Those performances earned him the Raymond Hogg Young Player of the Year, Supporters Club Player of the Year and Borders Branch of Supporters Player of the Year awards and, as a result, he was one of the first names to sign on for the 2020/21 season.
Dan’s kit is sponsored by lifelong ‘Gers supporters, Ronan and Katie Atkinson. The pair have been regulars at Shielfield Park (and at away games!) for many years and are expecting their first child in Summer 2020.
On sponsoring Dan, the pair said: “We were delighted to see Dan agree to stay at Shielfield Park for another year as he was one of the stand out players in what was a difficult season for the club.
“We’ve both had some amazing times filled with plenty of highs and lows whilst following Berwick Rangers, and we’re privileged that we can put something back into the club by sponsoring Dan. Keep up the good work!”
The club thanks the couple for their generous support!