We’re back with an occasional review of what is happening Club wise.
During the last couple of weeks the Club are now delighted to confirm that defender Liam Grant, defender/midfielder Joe Cuthbert and keeper James Kendall, have all extended their stay at the Jags till summer 2024.
Liam who joined last summer from the S&B Welfare League had fitted in to his defensive role and had also claimed a bottle of our home match sponsors Cairngorm Gin before a groin injury hampered his progress. Everyone at the Club is delighted that he is back to fitness and will be joining the rest of the team when pre-season training starts at the beginning of June and manager Robert MacCormack is very much looking forward to working with him.
A well ‘kent name on the Jags team sheet over the past few seasons is Joe Cuthbert and again we are delighted that he agreed to extend his contract until next summer.
Manager Robert said “ I’m delighted the Joe has signed up for another year at the Club. His committment since we came in has been excellent and gives his all in every game.”
James Kendall who joined the club late on in the season, has extended his contract for a further 12 months.
“James has been a fantastic addition and has performed exceptionally well in his short time with us so far” said manager Robert, “he is one of the best keepers in the league so we are delighted that he has agreed to stay on at the Club for another year. It is another positive step in our preparations for the new season”.
A VIEW FROM THE TERRACE – HOPE IN THE GLEN
BBC SCOTLAND’s A VIEW FROM THE TERRACE featuring the Jags aired on Friday 21 April and can be viewed on the BBC iPlayer now.
The segment of the programme entitled “Hope in the Glen” featured a celebration of being involved with Strathspey Thistle and the surrounding area which has been very well received by all who saw it. Featured talking heads were chairman Donly McLeod, club captain James McShane along with The Jags first keeper Dean Lawson.
On a personal note I thought the BBC team covering the recording were, as well as being very professional, real good guys and they hopefully too enjoyed their day in Strathspey.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – THE JAGS LEGENDARY FUNDRAISING GOLF DAY
Saturday 8 July is our annual fund raising Golf Day at Grantown-on-Spey and full details should be available very soon – so keep checking our Facebook and Twitter pages….and now, also in full technocolour, our Instagram page being authored by Nick in Barcelona…..technology eh!…..TRY A VISIT here to the Instagram page …….not Barca we can’t afford that unfortunately!!
There is also talk of perhaps another pre-season match against a Strathspey & Badenoch Welfare Select at Seafield Park with perhaps a wee bit of hoopla too….again watch out on our social media outlets…..the inaugural one last year was a great success.
AND NOT FORGETTING
– and as ever, we would be very grateful for any help in the coming season to help with the running of the Jags whether it’s helping the guys manning the gate and selling half-time raffle tickets at our home games, or, being our new kit man or woman – please get in touch – every little bit of help helps!
We also have now updated our Facebook entry page for the fund raising Club lottery and have added a QR code for easier access for newcomers.
This week’s jackpot is £4,400 and if you wish to help the Club you can by playing here