News release - sports release
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has lodged a motion in Parliament to congratulate Wick Academy FC on their record breaking season, including recognising the achievement of joint managers Ian Munro and Richard Hughes on winning Highland League Manager of the Year and Richard Macadie on winning Highland League Player of the Year.
Mr Gibson, who recently met with Chairman Colin Stewart and committee member Ken Wood at Harmsworth Park, praised the commitment put in at all levels of the club:
"What a fantastic season it's been for Wick Academy - a marvellous achievement!"
"The recent awards of Manger of the Year for Hughes and Munro and Player of the Year for Richard Macadie tops off the best ever season by the club and is well deserved."
"Everyone involved from the backroom staff to the players and the fans will be basking in a new-found glory and looking forward to repeating their success next season."
"These accomplishments are so important to the continuing development of football and sport in the Highlands and these are players that our youngsters can look up to and try to emulate. I'm sure everyone in Caithness will join me in wishing them all the best for next season."
Copy of motion:
S3M-04350 Rob Gibson (Highlands and Islands) (Scottish National Party): Wick Academy FC Success— That the Parliament congratulates Wick Academy Football Club on its record-breaking season that saw it finish in its highest ever position in the Highland League, score its highest number of points ever and go on an unprecedented run of 10 winning games; further congratulates joint managers Ian Munro and Richard Hughes on their success in winning Highland League Manager of the Year and Richard Macadie on winning Highland League Player of the Year; recognises the importance of Wick Academy FC to football in the far north, and wishes everyone involved with the club all the best for the upcoming season.
Supported by: Jamie Hepburn, Stuart McMillan, Kenneth Gibson, Mary Scanlon, Dr Alasdair Allan, Sandra White, Jamie Stone, Brian Adam, Bill Kidd, Sir Jamie McGrigor, Stewart Maxwell, Gil Paterson