The club are delighted to announce the signing of 4 of our most promising U18 players which will see them become members of the first team squad as well as being available for our U18 squad. Lewis Cowan, Joe Anderson, Conor Farquhar and Liam Bain have put pen to paper after impressing throughout pre season and will now look forward to their first season at 1st team level.
Manager Gary Manson had this to say: "I've always said that it's extremely important to bring through youth players if they are good enough and these 4 boys are easily good enough. They've shown throughout pre season that they can hold their own at this level and I'm delighted that they'll now be considered part of the first team squad. Their ability was never been in question but I've been particularly pleased with the attitude they've shown, which is one of the first things I look for in a player.
We are running a tight squad this season so the boys will now be competing for places with the rest of the squad and the established 1st team boys know that they have to perform week in week out or the young lads will be there to take their place."
Joe and Conor made their competitive debuts last season coming on as substitutes in the Scottish Cup 2nd round tie vs Cowdenbeath and it wont be long before Lewis and Liam follow suit and take their first steps into life at Highland League level.
WICK ACADEMY SEASON TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Season ticket prices are as follows:
ADULT: £120.00 (£70 IF RETURNING 20/21 SEASON TICKET - 6 Tickets) )
CONCESSION: £60.00 (£35 IF RETURNING 20/21 SEASON TICKET - 6Tickets)
Concessions apply to over 65's and Under 16's - children under 12 are allowed free entry if accompanied by an adult.
Note: All Season Tickets purchased allows the holder entry to 17 SHFL Matches ONLY!
Everyone who enters the ground will be required to pass a temperature check and in accordance with Government guidelines face masks must be worn. 1m social distancing must also be observed.
Covid-19 regulations require the Club to operate a Track and Trace system and to this end Wick Academy have signed up to the “Check in Scotland” App. Supporters are encouraged to download the App to their phones to help speed up the entry process on match day. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and also from Google Play
Manual Track and Trace will still be available – Season ticket holders can give season ticket number at gate and it will be recorded against a register. Any other entrants will be required to give contact details at the gate.
Match day tickets for Wick Academy v Inverness Clachnacuddin are available for sale from the venues below (Full £8.00 Concession £4). Match Tickets purchased for last season’s Clach match can be used –please complete with contact details before reaching the gate.
There will a pay at the gate option – (Full £10 Concession £5)
Information regarding further fixtures will be issued after the next government update on the 9th August
Season and Inverness Clachnacuddin tickets are available for purchase now by contacting:
- Overloch Car Parts - Breadalbane Terrace Wick. (Clach Tickets Only)
- Harpers Fly Fishing - 57 High Street Thurso (closed Thursdays)
- Harmsworth Park – Fri, Sat, (10 am – 1pm)
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri (10am – 4pm)
Sat (match-day) up to 12am.
- Pat Miller - 07856270286
Payment can be made by bank transfer, cash or cheque.
The Wick Academy FC Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th August at 7.30pm in the Mackays Hotel.
Membership cards to be shown on request.
Please note that masks must be worn and social distancing observed in accordance with current Scottish Covid rules.
The 2021-22 League fixtures have now been issued. Academy start with an away trip to Forres Mechanics on the 24th July. Our first home game is against Clachnacuddin on the 7th August. We welcome Brechin City to the League for this season and our first game against them is on the 16th October.
We do not yet have any information regarding protocols for spectators or hospitality. That will be published as soon as we know it along with details on how we will deal with match day tickets bought last year and not used, and season tickets.
The club are delighted to announce Steven Anderson has agreed a deal which will see him return to the club from 1st June when his current contract with Rothes FC expires.
Steven is well known to the club and it's supporters having spent 4 seasons with us earlier in his career, appearing 151 times and scoring 67 goals.
During his first spell at the club Steven quickly became a fans favourite with his incisive attacking play and was a key member of the North of Scotland cup winning squad back in 2015.
Manager Gary Manson had this to say "I'm really pleased to welcome Steven back to the club. He's a player I know very well and have been keen to get signed up for a while now so I'm delighted its over the line now.
He'll bring a lot good attributes to an already strong squad with his pace, power, eye for goal and versatility. I can't wait to get started now and see how he performs in his 2nd spell here."
Steven will join up with his new team mates for pre season training which starts on the 5th June.
The club can today announce another 4 players signing contract extensions on the back of Saturdays announcement. Sean Campbell, Jack Henry, Jack Halliday and Brandon Sinclair have all committed their long term futures to the club and further strengthen the core of the squad being signed up.
Manager Gary Manson had this to say: "Once again I'm delighted the 4 guys have signed their deals and I can count on them for the next few seasons at least. They are 4 players I know very well and have shown they have what it takes to compete at Highland League level. They are exactly the sort of characters I want to work with as they give their all whether it be training or matches and thats great to have in your squad."
Now that season 2020/21 has been ended the club's attentions are immediately drawn to season 2021/22 and we are delighted to announce that 4 players have committed their immediate futures to the club. Danny Mackay, Alan Farquhar, Mark Macadie and David Allan have all put pen to paper on long term deals which will see them extend their stay with the club.
Manager Gary Manson is delighted to tie the players down:- "It's important to secure the squad for next season early and it's great to be able to announce these 4 players signing contract extensions. It shows they are committed to the club and I'm really pleased in particular to see young Mark Macadie commit to the club long term as he is one we have a lot of hope for in the coming seasons.
The other 3 guys offer invaluable experience and having both the captain and vice-captain sign up is very pleasing."
Wick Academy players Ross Allan, Jack Hendry, Richard Macadie and Sean Campbell took time out before training last Saturday to make a donation to the Wick food-bank and the Caithness FM Toy appeal.
Academy manager Gary Manson said: "The club is delighted to help out a local charities at this time of year. We have donated dozens of toys to the Caithness FM appeal. We hope the donations bring some joy to the children."
Wick Academy Mugs Now on Sale
Wick Academy mugs are now on sale, priced at £6.