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Clach chairman promises boss summer cash

By Paul Chalk

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Clach manager Iain Polworth can boost squad this summer.
Clach manager Iain Polworth can boost squad this summer.

Clach manager Iain Polworth can boost squad this summer.

CLACH boss Iain Polworth will be given cash to strengthen his Highland League squad this summer.

That was the assurance given by club chairman Brian Urquhart at Wednesday night’s upbeat Clach Football Trust public meeting at the Merkinch Community Centre in Inverness.

In the first meeting since the club broke free from administration, around 75 people attended and heard Urquhart say the club made a small profit and “would ensure that more money would be available in the coming season to assist the Team Manager in attracting new players to the club.”

Peter Corbet, vice chairman of the club and chairman of the trust, stressed that the trust will be run on a professional manner from now on and he thanked previous chairman Charlie Shield and his wife Louise for setting up the trust.

Other topics covered were confirmation that the condemned “Wine Shed” section of the ground will dismantled from next week and a new first aid and physio room will be built, along with improvements to the boardroom and kitchen areas.

Mr Urquhart then informed all of those present that a deal had been done with previous shareholders of Clach FC which now meant that the trust owned approximately 80 per cent of the shares and that they were now all part owners of the club.

He also praised the hard work done by Polworth and his backroom staff for their work “during very trying conditions”.

It was also intimated that from the beginning of next season kids accompanied by parents, or if part of the Clach Youth Development programme, their Coaches will be allowed free entry to all home games.

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