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Highland and Islands League champions Clachnacuddin Women appoint new manager

By Will Clark

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NEW Clachnacuddin Women boss Rob Macleod says he is aiming to improve his own coaching skills as well as improve the talent in his squad.

Rob Macleod is the new manager of Clachnacuddin Women.
Rob Macleod is the new manager of Clachnacuddin Women.

The Clachnacuddin youth coach has agreed to take charge of the club’s women’s team after former manager Bobby Beckwith stood down as manager last month.

Macleod (51) is currently working towards his C Licence coaching badge and is looking towards developing his own skills as well as helping Clach defend their Highlands and Islands League title in 2021.

“I previously helped Bobby out with Clachnacuddin Women because I am working towards my C licence coaching badge and he said he would help me out to try and achieve that.

“When Bobby dropped out as manager, it was eventually put to me would I consider taking it on as there was a risk if they couldn’t find anyone, the women’s team might have to fold.

“I grabbed the opportunity by both hands and I hope it will develop myself as a coach as well as help develop the women’s team.

“With my history of being involved with Clach youth and developing players, I do like to get hold of raw players and teaching them things.

“I like to see players progress and grow more confident on the ball and get a passing game going.”

Clachnacuddin became the first Highlands and Islands League champions in 2019.

But they were unable to defend their title last year due to the season being cancelled.

It is hoped the 2021 league season can take place as Macleod looks to get his squad back in competitive action again and they can defend their title.

“I will not put any pressure on the girls,” he said.

“But I would like to think they are there or thereabouts to retain the title, that would be the ultimate thing we are looking forward to.

“However, we will take every game as it comes.”

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