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Jags Appoint new Coaches

By Daniel Farquhar

Buckie Thistle manager Graeme Stewart has bolstered his backroom team by appointing 4 local coaches to Buckie Thistle for next season

Ex Buckie player Graeme Grant will come on board as first team coach. Graeme has a wealth of Highland league experience and will leave his role as a player at Strathspey at the end of the season.

Frank McGettrick, ex youth coach at Elgin City, Ross County and Aberdeen, and currently helping out Lossiemouth first team until their manager returns at the end of the season, will be joint under 20 manager and first team coach. Frank has over 40 years experience in youth and senior football.

Iain Macrae, another ex-Buckie player, will take on the role of joint under 20’s manager. Iain has had a long career in the Highland league playing for Buckie, Rothes and Lossiemouth. Iain also has experience of managing Lossiemouth in the Highland league and will help out with youth football as and when required.

Scott Riddoch will become the assistant under 20’s manager and help with youth development from next season. Scott has had spells at Buckie and Rothes and has been helping out with the under 20’s this season.

Buckie manager Graeme Stewart had the following comments –

I am delighted with the 4 appointments and the guys will bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to Buckie Thistle. As a club we wanted to have a more significant local presence, and this will allow us to monitor and develop local talent more effectively. We took our time over the appointments to make sure we got the right people on board who can help the club progress from youth development all the way through to the first team.

All the best guys and looking forward to working with you in pre-season!!

Updated 09:12 - 14 Mar 2019 by Daniel Farquhar

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