Chairman's Report

Endeavour to persevere in 2015

Can I start by wishing all our Sponsors, Supporters, Volunteer Helpers and Friends of Nairn County a very happy, healthy and enjoyable 2015 following the exploits of the Club.

In the five short months before us, until the end of May (which will complete our Centenary season as members of the Highland League) I look forward to the fixtures we still have to savour in competing in the Morganti League Cup and eleven challenging encounters yet to be undertaken to complete the League this season. I have come to accept that every game played within our League is fought with such vigour and competitive zeal, more commonly associated with a national or World Cup final.

Arising from my daily contact with our Club's Management and through them, the Team, I fully acknowledge the time, effort and commitment be it in training and on actual match days striving to secure success for the Club. Having been an active competitive sportsman myself, I know just how illusive success can be regardless of the effort expended. My confidence in the Team's future success is therefore assured.

Whilst writing this report I can confirm that after months of diligent investigation, research and design perseverance, the position has been reached where on 5 January an application was lodged with the Scottish Football Partnership for grant and assistance towards the erection of a permanent Spectator Enclosure designed to meet today's demanding standards for excellence. A report on the outcome of our application will be posted in due course.

Moving on to the Club's fund-raising activities, I am pleased to report our Centenary Sportsman's Lunch arranged to take place in the British Legion on Sunday 22 February has been a sell-out, such was the success of our first event undertaken last year. The Club's Gala Sportsman's Dinner to be held in the Newton Hotel on Friday, 8 May, is now taking table bookings so to avoid disappointment book now. The two guest after-dinner speakers are Gary Marshall and Steve Kindon - both greatly in demand throughout the UK.

With so much going on the next five months will certainly be lively so remain active in support of the Team, and to derive the maximum benefit feel free to come up to Station Park any Friday 1.30 to 4.00 pm or Sunday morning 9.30 to 12.30 pm after a home fixture to catch up with all the very latest news on the Club's affairs from those who really know!

Roll on the next 100 years!

Peter Mackintosh