A hell of a lot can happen when you head off for a weeks holiday so here goes…….

We welcome an assistant manager, two goalkeepers and a defender………


Ronnie joins STFC and we are delighted to welcome him to Seafield Park. Ronnie will join Bobby Beckwith in managing The Jags.
Ronnie has a wealth of knowledge as a player, coach and manager in Highland League football, most recently with an established and successful career at Nairn County. 

The experienced coach and former striker comes in with recently appointed first team manager Bobby Beckwith, and they will also work alongside executive duo sporting director, Josh Horton and director of football, Fraser Tulloch.

Josh Horton said: “Bobby and Ronnie — I genuinely don’t think there’s a better combination of managers. As far as a wealth of experience, I don’t think you’ll get anything better”

Bobby said: “I know Ronnie well, and we’ve faced each other a lot. He has massive experience and he did a fantastic job at Nairn. He had been coming down to watch Strathspey at the end of last season, so I thought I’d give him a ring and see if he was interested in coming on board, and he was delighted to come in. I’m not a big one for job titles, but he’ll more than an assistant manager. He’s a great coach, and as a management team we’ll both have our say. For me, it’ll be one of the biggest signings we’ll make this season”

We also procured the signatures of two goalkeepers with both Ethan Rae and Kit Fletcher signing on the dotted line. 

This is an area that we needed depth in and fortunately this season we start with two exceptionally capable keepers.

Kit Fletcher played at the Brentford Academy when he was 16, and then moved onto Molesey FC and then Oxford City FC. 
After moving to Scotland he played for Fort William in the Highland League and managed to feature in the HL Team of the Season. 
Kit also played with Maryburgh in the IDFA league where he won the league and cup double and is a player with great pedigree and we are really looking forward to him putting on a Jags shirt.

You may recognise Ethan as he proved himself more than capable between the sticks earning a few Man of the Match awards in the latter part of last season.  
He played at the Ross County youth academy team set up from U10s – U18s. In that time he made well over 200 appearances for the youth teams. He even managed to play for the U18s at the age of 15. 
Last season Ethan signed on loan for Strathspey at 16 years of age.. 
After leaving County multiple clubs had shown interest, however after having enjoyed his time with the Jags during his loan deal and, with all the positive changes he is seeing at the Club, he has chosen to sign permanently for Strathspey Thistle. 

Welcome aboard lads! 

Following sharply after we made another summer signing, this time we have added Zach Macphee. 

Zach started his career at youth level with Muir Of Ord Rovers FC before quickly being scouted and signed by Ross County FC.
He played in Dingwall for a number of years, where he managed to get into the first team squad in more than one occasion. 
Last season Zach was on loan to Clachnacuddin.
We are delighted to have secured Zach’s signature and we welcome him to Seafield Park to play under the tutelage of Bobby Beckwith and Ronnie Sharp. 


Don Cowie, manager Ross County FC

Speaking of Ross County, Strathspey Thistle FC send their congratulations to Don Cowie and his team on an emphatic win over Raith Rovers in the Premier Play-off tie, last Sunday. We also congratulate Don himself on securing the managers job at County…..and as Don is married to Shelley, a local Grantown lass, and a former Scottish International Women’s Team footballer herself, all of Grantown had their fingers crossed over the outcome…

We were disappointed with the outcome of Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s tie with Hamilton Academicals in the Championship play off, with ICT finding themselves dropping to the third tier of Scottish Football, and on a personal level, very disappointed with their decision “to move south”.

Even when you are on holiday you’re never too far away………


A couple of weeks ago Seafield Park had its annual make-over and is beginning to look good already….


The Jags golf day will be on SATURDAY 13 JULY AT GRANTOWN-ON-SPEY GOLF CLUB – details will be announced very soon.


As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £6100 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…


As intimated a couple of weeks ago after the current jackpot, has been won therefore completing that game there will be couple of changes.
There will still be a weekly prize of £100 for a consolation winner if their entry matches four of the five numbers drawn, however instead of a weekly increase in the jackpot of £100, this will now be increased monthly. 

The game is to forecast 5 winning numbers, which are drawn at random, from 1-20. The 5 numbers chosen are to be marked by a cross (X).

  1. The Jackpot prize starts at £1,000 and the game continues until it is won and starts afresh. As applicable, the Jackpot increases by £100 immediately after the first draw in each calendar month, up to a maximum of £5,000. The Jackpot is then capped at £5,000 until it is won in a weekly draw. 
  2. If more than one player has 5 winning numbers, the Jackpot will be divided equally among the winning players. 
  3. Should no entry forecast all 5 winning numbers, then any player matching 4 numbers will be entered into a draw for a single Consolation Prize of £100
  4. THE DRAW will take place every SUNDAY at 7pm unless otherwise advised.
  5. The entrant named on the ticket must be at least 16 years of age.
  6. All winners will be notified.

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