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Our Location

Dudgeon Park, Brora, Sutherland, KW9 6QN

Email Address

brorarangersfc@highlandleague.com
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The Club

First Team

Goalkeepers

Sponsored By

Ruardhri Nicol

Sponsored By

Danny Gillan

Sponsored By

Cameron Mackay

Defenders

Sponsored By

Tom Kelly

Sponsored By

Colin Williamson

Sponsored By

Mark Nicolson

Sponsored By

Millar Gamble

Sponsored By

Ross Hardie

Midfielders

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Kyle Macleod

Sponsored By

Martin Maclean

Sponsored By

Gregor Macdonald

Sponsored By

Tony Dingwall

Sponsored By

Ali Sutherland

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Alex Cooper

Forwards

Sponsored By

Jordan Macrae

Sponsored By

Andy Macrae

Sponsored By

Max Ewan

Sponsored By

James Wallace

Sponsored By

Shane Sutherland

Ladies

Ceitidh Aitchison

Melissa Anderson

Chloe Ballantyne

Mandy Cairns

Connie Cowie

Jan Cowie

Andrea Denoon

Ellie Fox

Melissa Fox

Niamh Fox

Grace Howard

Ellie Kay

Sorrel Kay

Emma Little

Annalee Mackay

Denise Mackay

Xanthe Mackay

Maisie Mackintosh

Mea Macleod

Sandie Macleod

Claire Matheson

Laura Matheson

Lois Morrison

Aoibheann Nicolson

Holly Preston

Angel Ross

Mary Stewart

Megan Stewart

Emma Sutherland

Martha Sutherland

Nicky Wight

Management and Coaches

Steven MacKay

Manager

David Hind

Assistant Manager

Dougie Sim

Physiotherapist

Scott Smith

Physiotherapist

Michael Mackenzie

1st Team Performance Coach

Jordan MacDonald

1st Team Coach

The Board Members

Chairman

Scott Mackay

Scott has lived all his life in Brora and attended his first game against Huntly in 1994. He played for the Brora Junior team managed by David Rose. He helped out as a ball boy at many games. He has two sons, Harris (8) and Jude (4) who are becoming regulars at games. Scott is a director of the very successful local business Edward Mackay Contractors, who are now on their 4th year as club shirt sponsors.

VICE CHAIRMAN

Ali MacKenzie

Ali is the Global Operations Director for CRC Evans who provide Welding Inspection and Coating services globally for the last 90 years. 

Involved with BRFC for last 10 successful years supporting the club achieve winning multiple trophies from committee to board level.

He enjoys working closely with Players/Staff and supporting the ongoing infrastructure improvements at Dudgeon Park.

Director

John Young

Our longest serving Board member John is a well kent face in the Highland League.

A civil engineer by profession John has served the club in a range of roles over the years from First Aider to Kit Man as well as a lengthy spell as Club Chairman.

John was one of the first five inductees to BRFC Hall Of Fame.

CLUB Secretary

Kevin Mackay

Kevin is a lifelong Brora Rangers fan and has been Secretary of the Club for over 25 years. On leaving school he served his time as a plumber, then quickly moved into the whisky sector working as Master Blender at the local Clynelish Distillery for over 31 years. With a background as a trade union official, Kevin specialised in wage and terms & conditions negotiation and dedicated much of his working life to promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.   Having retired in June 2021, he now has even more time to dedicate to the Club and is currently training up our next Goalkeeper his grandson, Ethan (age 2!). His highlight as Secretary was the Club’s first HL win in 2013/14, and is looking forward to many more to come.

Director

David Dowling

Since 2010 David is proud to have been part of the Brora Rangers success story with particular highlights including winning the Highland League Title for the first time, the North Cup several times, The Highland League Cup as well as the run to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup. Favourite game is an easy one, knocking Hearts out of the Scottish Cup. David joined Inverness Glass Co. Ltd, part of the Cairngorm Group immediately after leaving school in 1974. He became Managing Director following the retiral of his Dad Alasdair in 2000 and took semi retiral at the end of 2019. He now works on a part time basis fulfilling the role of Group Chairman. The group is past winners of Highland Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year and supports a charitable wing Jennifer’s Fund named after his daughter who tragically passed away in July 2021. David is a former President of The North of Scotland Football Association and past President of the Highland Football League. He served on the SFA Council for 8 years and currently represents the Highland League on SFA Congress. Along with his partner Sharon and two Spaniels Milo and Monty they travel extensively in their motorhome both in the UK and abroad. As well as for holiday use, they travel to many home and away games in their motorhome often staying for the weekend wherever the club happen to be playing.  David is also a keen golfer whenever time allows with Brora Golf Club a particular favourite.

Director Of Football

Kevin Munro

Kevin has spent his entire career working in financial services, starting in 1997. He joined City Financial in 2013 and provides advice in a wide variety of areas. Kevin has also been hit with the running bug, having recently completed the Great North Run, with more Marathons on the agenda.

Treasurer & Equalities and Diversities Officer

Deirdre Mackay

Deirdre became involved with Brora Rangers when she met Kevin in 2000, the two go hand in hand! She joined the Board in 2003 and took on the role of interim treasurer,  the rest, as they say, is history.

A graduate of Stirling University Deirdre worked in Social Work and Citizens Advice Bureau before her election to Highland Council in 1999.

Throughout her career with Highland Council Deirdre held a range of responsibilities including  Leader of Caithness and Sutherland Area, Chair Sutherland County Cttee, Vice Chair HC Transport Select Committee and was Highland Council’s representative on the Board of NHS Highland. Deirdre was also an active board member of MFR Cash For Kids and Sutherland CAB.

Locally Deirdre chaired Sutherland Community Partnership, where she spearheaded initiatives to address training and employment opportunities for young people, fuel poverty and Food Share. She also strived annually to ensure that all youngsters across Sutherland of driving age were able to participate in the Safer Driving course. 

Deirdre served her communities for 23 years before retiring in May last year.  She now  chairs NHSH Organ Donation Committee and locally is a board member of Brora Development Trust , Clyne Heritage Society and Voluntary Groups Sutherland.

Deirdre and Kevin have 2 grandchildren, Cora age 4 and Ethan age 2, who already have their first Brora strips.

In her spare time Deirdre can be found in her garden.

Director/Child Protection & Wellbeing officer

Mary Stewart

Mary joined the board in 2021 and her current roles include Director, Child Wellbeing Officer, Ladies team Player/Manager, and Coach/Secretary for the youth teams and mini kickers.

Mary was brought up in Brora and spent a lot of her youth in and around Dudgeon Park. Football was always a big part of her life, playing in various teams as a youngster. When she left Brora, she stayed in Dundee for 15 years, during which time she played for Dundee United and Dundee City. She suffered a bad leg break at the end of her time in Dundee and hung up the boots at that time which coincided with a move to Hopeman where she spent 6 years, and her first daughter was born there. She returned to Brora in 2010 and her second daughter was born a year later. She joined the Brora Rangers Ladies team and was asked to take over the running of the team, which she did. In 2018 Mary and a few others from clubs around the Highlands got together to set up a Ladies Highlands & Islands league through the SWFA and in the first season Brora Rangers finished 4th. Since then, Mary and a group of volunteers have expanded the ladies and youth initiative at Brora Rangers with around 100 kids and ladies attending training every week from primary 1 up. There are 3 Brora Rangers girls/ladies teams currently competing in SWFA leagues.

On finishing school, Mary left Brora to head south to do a degree in business Studies. After graduating, she joined NCR in Dundee initially as a Software Supply Line Specialist and thereafter moved into Supply Line Management. NCR at that time were the second largest employer in Tayside and number one supplier of Auto Teller Machines around the world. Mary spent 12 years there, which was a great experience and presented lots of opportunities to travel the world. When she moved up to Hopeman she worked from home initially and then volunteered for redundancy when her daughter was born. Having secured her redundancy, she set up a Property Development business and spend 4 years buying and selling houses around Moray. She continued this business until she moved back to Brora in 2010 to take over the local Post Office. The Post Office was expanded to add a gift shop but unfortunately, due to Post Office cuts, the business was closed in 2016. Since 2017 Mary has been working for Helmsdale & District Development Trust as Local Development Officer which is a challenging but rewarding role. She is working on many projects around Helmsdale including the development of a Multi-Use Games area which will include a covered Astro turf pitch and will be a great asset for the community for many years to come.

Mary sees her move back to Brora as a very positive one to be closer to family and friends and to give her own girls the kind of upbringing she had. She is delighted to be part of the board at her home team Brora Rangers and hopes to be able to help them progress over the years to come. Her hope is that in years to come our current mini kickers will make up a large percentage of our first team and some of our girls will go on to play professional football. As well as working with the Youth at Brora Rangers she is also involved with other youth groups in the village.

Contact Details 

Email: marym1873@yahoo.co.uk

Call: 07872 176676

 

Director

Mary Nimmo

Mary is a qualified lawyer and Court Reporter having spent 17 years working at Munro & Noble Solicitors, becoming Senior Partner in March 2020.  Mary has a background in child education, psychology and family law.  She is qualified as an Alternative Dispute Resolution solicitor. 

Over the past 30 years Mary has gained considerable experience working directly with children, young people and their families and is focused and committed to child centric law practice.   Mary also works as a Curator Ad Litem in the Sheriff Courts all over Scotland and continues to provide training and education to her peers as well as her team at Munro & Noble.  

Mary and her team are very committed to charity work and have an association with many local and national charities but a particularly close relationship with The ARCHIE Foundation.

Mary is heavily involved as a Director at Brora Rangers Football Club which has close links and associations with ARCHIE.  Mary is a Patron of the Helmsdale Highland Games and legal advisor to Timespan Heritage & Arts Society.

Club Chaplain

Andrew Macleod

Andrew ‘Mowgli’ Macleod has been working with the club since 2019. In the same year he got married to Eilidh and they now have one girl called Isla. He is a Free Church of Scotland minister, based In Tain and Fearn, but originally from the Isle of Lewis.  

Committee

James
Ross

Ross
Mackay

David
Gunn

Gavin
Macleod

Sharon
Davidson

Sean
Macleod

Donald
Grant

John
Durban

Suzanne
Williams

Fraser
Denoon

Callum
Duff

Your Supporter Liaison Officer 

Callum Duff

The Board have appointed Callum Duff as the Club’s Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) 

What Is A Supporter Liaison Officer? 

The role of SLO is recognised by UEFA and the Scottish FA in the context of the Club Licensing regulatory framework and is therefore an important component in the Club’s relationship with its supporters. 

Forging Bonds Between The Club, The Community and Supporters. 

The Club recognise it is important that the supporters have a clear line of communication with the Club where they can seek answers to any questions they may have and/or put forward any suggestions for the good of the Club. 

Contacting Your Supporter Liaison Officer 

You can contact Callum by email at c.duff@brorarangers.football 

Disabilities Officer

Kevin Mackay

In my role as Disability Access Officer for the club i am a direct point of contact for disabled fans. If there are queries regarding facilities, ticketing etc, or have any suggestions for making access or facilities easier to use please contact me directly.

You can contact Kevin by email at brorarangersfc@highlandleague.com