1 JUNE 2012 TO 31 MAY 2013
Season 2012/2013 saw me complete my 14th year as Chairman and at the same time provided me, and I am sure fellow Directors and Executive Committee Members, with a degree of quiet satisfaction in that having steered the Club to a sound financial state, with an operating profit for the year of £16,929, we have also been able to concentrate on consolidating our position within the top five in the League whilst at the same time continuing to reinvest in Station Park's infrastructure to meet the standards set by the SFA under the National Club License criteria.
Arising from the attendance of two supporters/shareholders at the December 2012 AGM, a Supporters Group was formed in January 2013 ably managed by Donald Graham and Donald Wilson. The Group at its first meeting resolved to establish a "Ground Improvement Fund" to allow the supporters, through a variety of activities, to raise finance to help the Club accelerate the infrastructure improvements necessary at Station Park.
In the nine short months following their fund-raising activities have generated in excess of £30k, of which £9.5k was invested in the Stand (phase 2) project and a further £2k towards the upgrade of the existing public address system. The Supporters Group's two Executive Members now attend the Club's monthly meetings to participate in the overall business of the Club.
As a point of reference the Capital investment undertaken at Station Park since Summer 2011 through to 2013 totals some £104,825 which, without the valued financial grant and assistance from the Scottish Football Partnership, private benefactor, the Supporters Group and Highland Council Discretionary Fund, the advances made simply could not have been achieved in such a short timescale. Plans for the closed season 2014 (our Centenary year in the Highland League) are already being prepared given the lead time where the statutory authorities and adjoining landowners are involved in the installation and erection of a new Spectator Enclosure - and separately the continuing upgrade, this time internally of the Main Stand (phase 3) project. The projected investment in both involves a further £80k.
As can be observed, the Club is not standing still and in addition to its first team, ably managed by Les Fridge and his assistant Ally Macleod, we also have in Gillian McWilliam (Head of Youth Development) the operation and management, with her four Coaches, of the U15s and U17s youth teams in the Highland League competitions during the period August through to April, and then in the Inverness Street and Youth Leagues and Cup competitions from April until September each year. As someone so aptly referred to it as the provision of 24/7 youth football, season upon season, in the pursuit of football and sporting excellence for the youth of our Nairn community. Due acknowledgement is therefore recorded to Gillian and her intrepid and enthusiastic Coaches for their dedicated time and commitment.
The Club also are indeed privileged in enjoying magnificent support from their main sponsors, Narden, and the Club's other principal sponsors, Alpha Plus, WSP Consultancy, Nixon Hire, the Classroom Bistro Bar, The Playhouse Sports Bar, Ashers, R & C Murray Civil Engineers, Greens Nursery, D W Fitness Clubs together with our many individual match and ball sponsors, volunteers and match and post-match duties and all the advertisers at Station Park. Without you all we could not have attained the status we now hold within the Scottish Highland Football League and wider national footballing circles.
|Saturday, December 14, 2013|
|Nairn County||3 : 3||Cove Rangers|
|Saturday, December 21, 2013|
As at the Board meeting held on 16th December an amazing £34,021.00 has been raised with more in the pipeline - really well done!! The Board wishes to thank everyone for their tremendous support. It makes a HUGE difference to the Club that we love.
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Below are some of the events.
Whisky Tasting 25th January 2014 (Sold out)
Coffee Morning before Buckie game 12th April 2014
29th June Centenary Celebration for ex-Players - 'Team of the Century' announced - more later.
Ceilidh night - date to be confirmed
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50/50 Club December Draw
(1) £250.00 No 107 Mr. G. Asher
 £100.00 No 105 Mr. H. Clark
 £50.00 No 54 Mr. L. Fraser
Saturday 14th December 2013
Lucky 7's one winner Mr. G. Holding £250 next draw £100
Lucky 3's no winners £300 next draw
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