KEITH STEPS UP.

Keith Mason on becoming a coach at Clach.

KEITH STEPS UP.

Getting back involved with Clach, after spells at youth level and 8 years ago in the HL, last season came as a massive surprise to myself. Marty phoned me the day after he and Blair were asked to be in interim charge and looking for me to come in and help. We had a conversation where I was not sure how I’d cope in the Highland League at my (young-ish) age.

We agreed to take it game by game, and when Conor and Robbie took over the reigns for the remainder of the season I saw out that season. 

Last season we had some positive results, but also some poor results.

No disrespect to the other teams in the league, but Clach should not be finishing as low as second bottom in the table and without a doubt this needs to be improved. 

I am delighted to be offered this role at the club and excited to be working with Conor, Robbie and Blair in a coaching capacity. I have previously managed Nairn St Ninians in the Junior League and helped coaching at ICT Women’s team and I am more than happy to accept this offer to get back involved, especially at Clach.

We will be looking to improve the players that we have already and I am excited to see what our new additions will have to offer and I am looking forward to working with them all.

Since the end of last season the new committee have worked hard off of the park to improve the club and we will be demanding that the standards are raised on the training ground and on a Saturday. We know as a collective that we need to be more consistent in our performances, cut out the errors and be more clinical in the final third. It all sounds easy on paper but it will take a lot of hard work. I am sure the boys will be buzzing to get back for preseason in a couple of weeks.