Well, it just keeps on happening…….a new CEO, the return of a midfielder and a French striker…….a tournament and rebuilding….plus….it’s all here sportsfans !!!
I’m struggling to keep up with it all……..

Exciting times indeed at Strathspey Thistle Football Club


Strathspey Thistle CEO Grant MacKellar and Chairman Donly “Digger” McLeod

While we go through a period of changes not only in playing personnel and within the football department of STFC, the changes go to the very top. 
We have a new majority shareholder and C.E.O. in the shape of Grant MacKellar (pictured alongside our Club Chairman Donly McLeod). Grant is a successful local businessman who wants to help STFC modernise and develop in almost all areas. 

A word from Grant, our new C.E.O.
“It gives me great pleasure to become involved again with Strathspey Thistle but this time as majority shareholder and CEO. 
It started in 1993, I was nine years old and my Dad, Tom MacKellar, along with his two brothers Duncan and Fraser convened the first meeting which created the team we know now and supported as Strathspey Thistle. 
It is my intention to enhance the playing staff and, along with a new management and coaching team in place, we hope to greatly improve our performance and results. Recruitment has already started and will continue, but that is only the beginning as I have also began the process of upgrading the facilities at Seafield Park which will give the town and the wider area of Badenoch and Strathspey a competitive team to support and to be proud of for many years to come.

Welcome Grant, now….let’s get to work!


Joining us at Seafield Park is Gordon McNab. 
Gordy brings a wealth of experience and is a very talented footballer with a great resume from previous clubs and achievements. 
Gordon was previously a Highland league winner with Forres mechanics in season 2011/12, and then became Nairn County’s players’ and supporters’ player of the year in season 2019/20.
He was also the North Region Junior Football League Player of the Year in season 2014/15 when he was with Nairn St Ninians. 

Apart from the above clubs he has also played for Wick Academy, Rothes, Huntly, Clach, Ross County, as well as a spell with The Jags when starting out on his career in 2009/2011.

So welcome back Gordy… 


Doguie Doeimassei Muller is a young French striker/winger who came through the ranks at the West Ham development academy in London, played for Fort William last season in the North Caledonian League and flew in from France to sign for The Jags before heading back to complete his holiday. 
Doguie has signed a two-year contract and is moving to Grantown as he has very much enjoyed his time in Scotland so far.
The Jags fans can’t wait to see what this young prospect can achieve with us. 
Welcome to Seafield Park Doguie……. 


Last Saturday (30May) saw twenty five teams of Under 8’s, Under 10’s and Under !2’s converge on Seafield Park and the neighbouring Grammar School pitch for the annual tournament.

Approximately two hundred and fifty young people came to play from towns such as Aberlour, Dufftown, Keith and Nairn. Jags web visited in the morning and was very impressed at the professionalism of the Rovers organisation and how they were running the events of the day.

Part of the large crowd over the five pitches

The sun shone and the winners of the U-8’s, U-10’s and U-12’s were all home winners, Strathspey Blues with some very promising youngsters in every team competing….congratulations to all who took part in what was a great day’s entertainment. 

We hope with all the changes surrounding The Jags and with two of the Rovers’ committtee members joining us in our committee we all feel this will be massive stepping stone to greater co-ordination between us all involved in football in the Strath and hopefully the wider community too.

We look forward to welcoming a Rovers’ presence at the home games next season.


Sporting Director Josh Horton’s building company Horton Homes are renovating and upgrading our changing facilities or dressing rooms…. This is the start of many changes in and around Seafield Park in the coming months and years – yet more excitement…


As ever we thank Marty’s Designs for all the graphics we pinch from the Jags FaceBook page – this is his new design for the close season and our new FB Header and one we hope to can live up to ….and we look forward to many more designs and communications from Marty next season….

As ever we conclude this week’s meanderings offering you a jackpot win of £6200 on our online fundraising lottery – click here if you want to play…


As intimated a while 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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