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Speaking of wishing good luck for participation in, after a few months of deliberation and discussion (thanks mainly to Lottery Convenor Graeme Stuart, Club Secretary Clive Wolstenholme and Conall and Martina from Clubforce) we now have an online lottery.

Strathspey Thistle are proud to offer fans and friends worldwide the chance of winning some money (this week the total is £4100.00) – as well as supporting us financially.

See link on right side of page….>> to the Clubforce platform.

This will also be intimated to the world through our Facebook and Twitter feeds so please let all your friends know about this major change.

This is the statement from Lottery Convener Graeme:

MONDAY 26th JULY 2021.


Today, Strathspey Thistle FC launch ONLINE LOTTO, using the Clubforce platform (first draw Sunday 1st August 2021). You can buy online entries up to 1 hour before the draw i.e. up to 18.00 hrs in advance of the draw at 19.00 hrs (draws take place every Sunday unless otherwise advised). 

PLAY VIA THE LINK ON OUR FRONT PAGE – it’s easy and enjoyable (N.B. Minimum age for our small social lottery is 16). You do have to register online and then choose your debit/credit card option, number of lines and length of subscription. That process and the completion of your playslips should be straightforward, as all is explained – step by step. Once you have started playing, download the Clubforce app. to your mobile phone for ready access and regular lottery result updates.

This is a brand new opportunity for fans in distant places, or those perhaps finding Covid-19 restrictions an obstacle, to play online and support Strathspey Thistle FC through difficult times. 

Our weekly lottery PAPER TICKET ARRANGEMENTS CONTINUE AS BEFORE and ALL entries from both sources will be included in the weekly draw, giving an EQUAL random chance of winning. 

Strathspey Thistle FC is extremely grateful to regular players and collectors for sustaining and growing the success of our iconic weekly lottery. However, we also need to access those who have not previously felt inclined to participate.

PLEASE PLAY NOW and experience the thrill of having a “flutter” whilst helping to raise funds for your favourite football club. 

Thank you – every £1 helps!


JACKPOT: £4,100 at draw Sunday 1st August 2021. If not won, prize rolls over and increases by £100 each week until won. If more than one winner (all five picks from 1-20 correct), Jackpot will be shared. Then reinstates at £1000.

CONSOLATION PRIZE: £100 paid every week to one lucky winner.

N.B. Potential online winners may be notified automatically by the Clubforce system.  Actual winners are identified at the physical draw that includes paper and online entries


We are always indebted to our sponsors but our main sponsors McGowan Environmental Engineering are also offering two season tickets to Seafield Park for this seasons Breedon Highland Football League – go to their website, Facebook, Twitter or Linked-In pages for more information – good luck.


Kieran Chalmers

Well there’s a lot happening here at STWeb today – but first congratulations to Keiran Chalmers for scoring the first “official” goal of the season for the Jags at Huntly on Saturday – in what was a very entertaining game according to our observers and the boys did really well – again this augurs well for the season ahead. 

We look forward to hosting  Wick Academy FC at Seafield Park this Saturday (31 July) for our first home league game since March 2020 !


Our Scottish Cup game against Buckie FC at Seafield Park in December.

As we get ready for Saturdays Breedon Highland League match at Huntly against Huntly FC there is an entertaining story on the BBC website regarding last seasons achievements – Chairman Donly McLeod and Club Captain James McShane recall a season like no other. But, as ever, CoVid is not far away as illustrated by Golspie Sutherland FC having to withdraw from our North of Scotland Cup tie which was to have been played at Seafield Park next Wednesday. This means we play Inverness Clachnacuddin FC in the next round.

To read all about last year go to


SATURDAY 17 JULY 2021 – KICK OFF 13.30

Action from 2019

Following on from a couple of recent closed doors very closely contested friendlies against Elgin City FC and Rothes FC, Strathspey Thistle Committee and Management are delighted to announce that supporters will be able to attend this Saturdays friendly match.

We would appreciate everyone’s cooperation in following the current guidelines which allow spectators to be permitted – these include:

– current social distancing rules to be adhered to

– face masks must be worn at all times 

– please use the available hand sanitiser at all times

There will be stewards undertaking temperature checks/track & trace at the gate – this is in accordance with SFA guidelines.

Gates will be closed at 13.45pm and anyone who wishes to leave the ground will not be re-admitted.

There will be no fee charged upon entry, however, there will be buckets for donations – any contributions would be greatly appreciated .

We will be taking orders for 2021/22 Season Tickets at the match. 

£100 Adult and £50 Concession (60+ and u-16). 
( Note: Supervised u-12s are admitted free)). 

Please ask for details from Graeme Stuart or Clive Wolstenholme at the gate.



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.


Tuesday 6 July 2021 – Seafield Park

The Jags put up a very commendable performance in what was new manager Charlie Brown’s first home game.
Elgin brought their full first team squad and went ahead early on in the first half, but James McShane levelled just before half time. City had the bulk of the pressure in the second half but we looked dangerous on the break. Elgin scored their second late on in the second half.
Final Score Strathspey Thistle 1 – Elgin City 2

New manager Charlie Brown puts the squad through their pre-game routine
Action during an early Elgin City attack
James McShane (on ground) heads in the Jags first home goal of the season
Charlie Brown and Assistant Coach Robbie Flett keep an eye on proceedings from the dug out
Player/Coach Kris Duncan commands the Elgin City players attention

The game was played behind closed doors with only management and committee in attendance – due to the current co-vid circumstances – hopefully all the fans will be back very soon.
The Breedon Highland League is scheduled to start on Saturday 24 July – when we are away to Huntly FC, with our first home League fixture the following Saturday, 31 July, when we welcome Wick Academy FC to Seafield Park.


NEW SIGNING: Robert Donaldson

Local boy Robert started off with Inverness Caledonian Thistle Youths and was there for 6 years.

He was then with ICT full time with the Under 20s, and had stints at Clach and Strathspey Thistle. He then played Junior Football with Spey Valley FC, where he won the league title and has spent the last three years with Rothes FC.

Manager Charlie Brown said “We are delighted to get another quality keeper added to our squad who will bring experience and provide competition for the No1 jersey.”


Charlie Brown, Strathspey Thistle’s new manager

The longest day of the year brought Charlie Brown and Jamie McGowan to Seafield Park Grantown, for their first visit in their new capacity as manager and assistant manager of Strathspey Thistle, on what was a glorious summer evening.  During the evening they viewed a very lush looking playing surface, posed for their official photographs including the ubiquitous scarf aloft pic, and finished the evening being introduced to some of the committee.

Charlie Brown and Jamie McGowan, the Jags new management team
Charlie with committee members Garry Horton, Ian S. Anderson and Mags Clark
Jamie enjoying a chat with Graeme Stuart, Ian Anderson snr. & Ally Smith

Thistle chairman Donly Mcleod said in an interview with the Press & Journal ( from our Twitter feed ) that he believes Charlie is a good fit as manager and his experience as a player and a coach in the Highland League will serve the Jags well and The Club is really looking forward to working with Charlie and Jamie.

Seafield Park looking majestic in the midsummer sun….photos ©StewartGrant/STFC


A new dawn…..

Strathspey Thistle Football Club are delighted to welcome our new management team to the club.

Manager : Charlie Brown

Assistant Manager : Jamie McGowan

Player/Coach : Kris Duncan

Assistant Coach : Robbie Flett

More information and exclusive photos will be available here soon.

But at the moment please check out our friends at “The Strathy”

Also our best wishes go to Marty our FaceBook guru who has recently been hospitalised following a shinty mishap…let’s hope he’s back real soon.