CLIVE’S NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2021

                           

June 4   The fixtures for the new season were published today. Always a time to enjoy especially with where we are at the moment with Covid-19. Our first league fixture is at Huntly FC on Saturday July 24 and the first home league game at Seafield Park is against Wick Academy. We visit league newcomers Brechin City on October 30 and have a Christmas local derby at home to Clachnacuddin on December 27.

June 9   Club Chairman spoke to the Press and Journal to say that the club is looking for potential bosses who may also want to continue playing to consider themselves for the position of Team Manager. He hopes a fresh appeal could help the Jags capture the ideal candidate.

Charlie Brown

June 14   We are pleased to announce that Charlie Brown has agreed to become our new manager. Charlie knows the Highland league scene well having played for Buckie Thistle and helped Forres Mechanics win the league title in 2012. Forres awarded him a testimonial in 2006 for his services to the club. He will bring in his own support staff. Golspie Sutherland secured their 11th North Caledonian League title at the weekend thanks to a 1-0 win in Orkney. Next season’s North Caledonian League champions, if eligible as Golspie are, can contest the tier six play-off to try to gain entry to The Highland Football League.

June 17   Our website passed 10,000 views today.
The new management team under Charlie has been announced. His assistant is Jamie McGowan whose background is as Ross County development squad coach and Forres under-20 coach. He also holds his SFA ‘C’ Licence. They are also joined by player-coach Kris Duncan and coach Robbie Flett.

June 20   Charlie and his assistant Jamie met the club Committee at Seafield Park this evening and it was also an opportunity for a ‘photo session’ for the cub website and our local weekly newspaper ‘The Strathy’.

June 21    Nairn County announced that four people connected with the club have tested positive for Covid-19 and a further asked to self-isolate. We wish everyone at Nairn County best wishes. As a precaution the club decided to cancel tonight’s training in Inverness.

June 25    Pre-season game at Rothes FC arranged for July 13 at 19:30 – as yet we do not know if spectators will be allowed into the pre-season games.

Robert Donaldson

June 28    Pre-season home games at Seafield Park see the visit of Elgin City on July 6 with 19:45 start and on July 17 we welcome Forres Mechanics when we kick off at 13:30.
The club welcomes new signing, goalkeeper Robert Donaldson. The manager is pleased to have a new addition to the squad to provide competition for the number one jersey. Robert had six years at ICT youth and then spent time at Clachnacuddin and with the Strathy Jags before helping to win the league title in Junior Football with Spey Valley. His last three years have been spent with Rothes FC.

June 30    18-year-old midfielder Fraser Russell signed on a contract until 30 June 2023. 

Fraser Russell ( photo from our Facebook page).

Fraser was part of the Inverness Caledonian Thistle set up from under 9s until 18 years old. He was in training full time for a year until he was released and the Jags are his first senior team away from ICTFC.

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