The club can tonight confirm that we have completed a groundbreaking move, transferring the following 9 Youth Players from our Development Squad to Fort William FC.
Martin MacKinnon, Goalkeeper
Donald Morrison, Defender
Gabriel Hastings, Defender
Ryan Fyffe, Defender
Harry Nicolson, Defender
Jack Brown, Midfielder
Kieran Chalmers, Midfielder
Ross Gunn, Winger
Roddy Kennedy, Striker
This is a truly groundbreaking initiative and we look forward to seeing the boys develop in the Highland League with Fort William and we see it as a benefit for both clubs and Highland football in general.
Fort William have made the following statement.
“It is with great pleasure that Fort William FC announce a groundbreaking initiative with Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.”
“It has been well documented the difficulties our club has endured both on and off the park over the last 2 1/2 years. We were close to shutting the door last summer but the dedication of a few hardy souls kept the club alive and got a team on the park. There were a few highs and many lows and I salute the resilience of our young team throughout last season.”
“A few weeks ago we were approached by Caley Thistle to discuss the possibility of working together in some way to allow some of their talented young players to continue their development. Our policy has always been about nurturing young talent whilst at the same time improving our team so this was clearly attractive to us.”
“After lengthy discussions an agreement was reached that will see the best of Caley Thistle’s young footballers showcase their talents in the Highland League whilst supporting Fort William’s existing players and help them improve and develop.”
“We understand that some might be concerned that this is some sort of take over from Caley Thistle but this is far from the case. We at Fort William FC have driven this initiative forward and believe it will benefit ourselves, Caley Thistle and Highland football as a whole.”