Fort Wil­liam an­nounces new man­age­ment team

The Oban Times - - Sport -

FORT Wil­liam Foot­ball Club has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of a new man­age­ment team.

Paul Ma­clel­lan, Alas­tair Macpher­son and Ali Smith have taken over man­age­ment and coach­ing roles and are look­ing to add to the team over the next few weeks, in­clud­ing adding an In­ver­ness area-based coach.

The ap­point­ments fol­low the de­par­ture of Ally Ewen and Kevin Munro who left af­ter the 4-1 North of Scot­land Cup fi­nal de­feat to Brora Rangers on Satur­day. Ally and Kevin are to take up the man­ager and as­sis­tant man­ager’s roles at Lossiemouth.

Paul, Alis­tair and Ali have all played for Fort Wil­liam and have ex­ten­sive coach­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, hav­ing more re­cently been coach­ing the un­der-17s at Fort Wil­liam.

Ste­wart Maclean, di­rec­tor at Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club, said: ‘ We are de­lighted the un­der-17s coach­ing team has stepped up to take on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the se­nior side. Within hours of their ap­point­ment, their com­mit­ment and en­thu­si­asm has been in ev­i­dence.’

Ali Smith said: ‘Paul and I are proud to be ap­pointed as co-man­agers of Fort Wil­liam Foot­ball Club and we are pleased that Alas­tair has ac­cepted the ap­point­ment as goal­keep­ing coach.

‘ We have all had a long as­so­ci­a­tion with the club, both as play­ers and youth coaches. We are look­ing for­ward to us­ing our col­lec­tive ex­pe­ri­ence to con­tinue to progress the team per­for­mance.

‘The hard work has al­ready started as we look to add to our coach­ing team and play­ing squad in the build-up to pre-sea­son train­ing start­ing in mid-June.’

Danny Con­lon, head of youth de­vel­op­ment at Fort Wil­liam, added: ‘ We are pleased that Paul and his team have been ap­pointed to the se­nior team and we wish them every suc­cess.

‘Within the youth de­vel­op­ment, we are in a strong po­si­tion as we have a sys­tem of pro­gres­sion in place for our coach­ing teams and we have al­ready made an ap­point­ment to our un­der-17s.’

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