Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC have placed their faith in the outstanding young talent on their books by signing no fewer than 10 of their youth squad on professional forms.
The teenage talents and their parents and guardians gathered at the stadium recently for a ceremonial signing of their Modern Apprenticeship contracts watched by Club Chairman
The oldest of the 10 new signings is midfielder Kieran Chalmers, a Scottish schoolboy internationalist from
Kieran was born in 2000 – one year ahead of the other nine signings, who play in the high achieving Under 17 squad which is close to clinching the Scottish Under 17 Programme 2 League, with 20 wins from 22 games.
Leading the Under 17 signings is striker Daniel MacKay, of
The other signings are defenders Gabriel Hastings, Ryan Fyffe, Harry Nicolson, and Cameron Harper; midfielders Jack Brown, Ross Gunn, and Roddy MacGregor, and striker Roddy Kennedy.
Ross Gunn is the furthest travelled player in the squad, hailing from Wick.
Manager John Robertson is thrilled at having such a strong pool of young talent to call upon. They will play in the club’s Under 18 development squad next season but he is encouraging them to catch his eye to claim a place in the first team squad.
John said going on to win their national league title would be a magnificent achievement and provide the players with a winning mentality.
The manager added: “We have an outstanding group of young players, who all deserve the chance of making a career in football. The ball is at their feet. It is a tough business, which requires hard work and application to match their obvious ability. These young players are trailblazers – models for the younger players coming through the system. The club’s future is in good hands with this outstanding crop of players.”
Head of Youth