20 September 2012

SNP Representatives Welcome Jags SFA License Success

The success of Buckie Thistle FC, known as the Jags, in obtaining SFA National Club License status has been welcomed by Stewart Stevenson MSP and and Angus Robertson MP, and also by Buckie SNP Councillor and lifelong Jags fan, Gordon McDonald.

Stewart Stevenson MSP said:

“This is another great result for Buckie Thistle demonstrating success off as well as on the pitch! SFA Licensing criteria assesses a wide range of club activities from ground safety to boardroom governance and this is a significant step in the club’s development.

Well done to everyone involved in the club.”

Angus Robertson MP said:

“Moray has seen some fantastic club successes from our local football teams in recent years. Not least of which with Buckie winning a back to back league double to the delight of their fans. Their development as a club continues with this important licensing step and those involved deserve recognition for ensuring the club continues to win behind the scenes as well as in front of the Jags.”

Councillor Gordon McDonald said:

“SFA accreditation for Buckie will provide a significant additional resource for the club to draw upon to help develop community activities, develop the ground and, of course, the first team. Like other fans I have enjoyed the recent big successes at the club and this is another step to help ensure the long-term performance of the club. Congratulations to the club.”

Note: Stewart Stevenson MSP has tabled a Motion in Parliament congratulating the club as follows:

That the Parliament congratulates Buckie Thistle FC on obtaining SFA National Club License status; understands that National Club License is an official endorsement of high quality facilities, safety and club governance; notes that this accreditation allows application to the SFA Cup competition as well as being necessary for eligibility for SFA development grants and is therefore an important step in the development of an ambitious club; notes that BuckieThistle FC are the most recent of a number of Highland League clubs to achieve the SFA National Club License; wishes Buckie Thistle well for the remainder of the season and for the future.

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