Manager McKenna Resigns

Wick Academy Manager Tom McKenna has resigned from his position as first team manager. The club has reluctantly accepted Tom’s resignation. We would like to thank Tom for his contribution and commitment since he joined us in September 2017. We wish Tom and his family all the very best for the future.

The club is organising interim management cover to take us at least to the end of this season, further information regarding this will be announced shortly.

Youth Coach Positions Available

Wick Academy FC is looking for one or two football coaches to join our existing under 17s youth team. The intention being to have a core of coaches available to share the work-load for training and match days. Our under 17s participate in the SHFL North youth league. The league games are schedule to be played between the months of August to March. Training is one night a week and games are played (home and away) on Sundays. Preferably coaches are required to have the following qualifications:

  • L1.3 - Coaching in the game (Youth\Adult Pathway)
  • Goalkeeping Intermediate Certificate (L2)
  • An SFA recognised Sports Injury First Aid certificate

Successful candidates would also be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland PVG check, which the club would organise.

If you are interested but do not have these qualifications please still get in touch as it may be possible to get fast-tracked through the courses.

The positions are voluntary and anyone interested should email your CV and contact details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chairman's 2020 New Year Message

Chairman's New Year Message

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My first six months in the post of chairman has been an eye opener and I doubt if people would appreciate or realise the hours of work behind the scenes for the daily running of the club and I can only praise all those that have previously held the role and thank them for the unpaid time and effort they have dedicated in keeping the club on an even keel and I will endeavour to maintain the high standards and work ethic of the previous incumbents.  

Social media is now part and parcel of our daily life and is used to spread news out to all corners. Unfortunately it is also used to stoke the rumour mill and spread false news that I suppose goes along with all football clubs. A few of these items have been brought attention, and I do note the later at night when written the more outrageous they become, though some are laughable we do have a policy at the club not to comment but I would urge anyone who feels strongly enough about any topics read to please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any executive member to discuss the accuracy of those reports.

As ever in the past year we have had sad times with the passing of some supporters and when possible have tried to honour them with a minutes silence or applause but they are still fondly remembered by all at the club.

We welcome in the new decade in the hope our luck on the park will change for the better and our long injury list diminishes to allow our manager a full squad to select from. The team has struggled this season as we’ve been robbed of players in key positions and this has resulted in a stop/start season. On a brighter note we’ve seen the emergence of a batch of the younger members of the squad getting their chance to challenge the old guard and hopefully gain the necessary match experience to stake a claim for the future success of the club.

On the home front our youth system keeps producing a conveyor belt of talent that we always hope will come all the way through to the first team. The 17s, who’ve had another successful year, winning the title last season and also in contention for the title this year, the 15s and Caithness United 13s are also doing well in their respective leagues.  I would like to thank all of the Wick Academy and Caithness United youth coaches for the dedication and time given producing the footballing stars of the future.

Looking back at the previous decade has seen us enter our 25th season in the Highland League during that time we’ve seen some fabulous football played and some really skilful players emerging, culminating in our first success in winning the North of Scotland cup with an emphatic victory against Nairn County. Who can forget the players who have graced the black and white shirt over the years, Martin Gunn, Craig Shearer and Chucky Weir to name but a few. A new decade is now in front of us and I would expect to see Wick Academy Football Club taking strides forward to maintain the standards from the previous decade and also keep our status in the upper reaches of the Highland League.

I will take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the players and coaching staff and everyone who volunteers their services to the club and also our many sponsors for the various ways they help us financially and all our brilliant supporters who keep coming through the gates to watch the team play.

I would like to wish everyone health and happiness for 2020 on behalf of everyone at Wick Academy Football Club

Pat

Academy Decade Stats

The decade comes to an end with Wick Academy playing a total of 419 games. It started on the 16th January 2010 with a 2-1 win at Harmsworth Park against Brora Rangers. The last game of the decade was on the 28th December 2019 away to Buckie, which we lost 4-0.

The stats by competition for the decade Jan 2010 to Dec 2019 are as follows:

 Competition  Played  
 Won 
 Drawn  
 Lost 
 Goals For 
 Goals Against 
 HL Cup  18  7 0 11 28 37
 Ken Green Cup   7  5  0  2  24  7
 League  347  166  62  119  785  559
 NOS Cup  25  16  0  9  64  46
 Scottish Cup  21  7  4  10 50  39
 Ramsdens CC  1  0  0  1  2  4
 Total  419  201  66  152  953  692

2019 Festive Draw Winners

Wick Academy 2019 Festive Draw Winners

The Wick Academy 2019 Christmas raffle was drawn last Saturday night in the Seaforths Club. Many thanks to everyone who donated prizes, bought and sold tickets. A special thank you to the outlets in Wick and Thurso that allowed us to sell tickets in their shops. The lucky winners are as follows:

 

item

Ticket

Name

1

£500

3639

Ryrie

2

£200

4012

I Anderson

3

Driftwood Hamper

4531

Keith

4

£100

2123

Julie Bremner

5

2 bottles wine

2319

Jackie

6

Pink Gin

3553

Donaldson

7

Tesco Hamper

3544

Thomson

8

Bottle Bacardi and Bottle Gin

4037

J Briskham

9

Harrold Butcher Voucher

0292

Lorna Munro

10

Litre Bells

2306

A Manson

11

Butcher voucher

0172

J Henderson

12

2 bottles wine

2343

Elaine

13

Spiced Rum & Cava

1843

Gordon Smart

14

White and Mackay and wine

3525

Catherine

15

Bottle Grouse

1400

Andrew Bremner

16

Bottle Old Pulteney

2294

Lilly Roberts

17

Bottle Dalwhinnie

5022

Ben and Rhona

18

Bottle Grouse

0913

Sandra Nicholson

19

George Foreman Grill

3945

Charlie

20

Bottle Smirnoff

2129

Loebel

21

Bottle Glen Moray

3572

Anderson

22

Bottle Captain Morgans

0701

Kathleen Macleod

23

Bottle Raspberry Vodka

2740

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