Inverness Caledonian Thistle has become the third football club in the Highland RFCA area to pledge its support for the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The signing took place at the club’s Caledonian Stadium on Saturday 23 November prior to a league match against Dundee FC – which Inverness won 1-0.
Club Chairman Ross Morrison signed the Covenant, with Captain Kevin Stacey of 7SCOTS co-signed on behalf of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The signing was brought to a close by Bugle player, Sergeant Brian Taylor of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, who demonstrated his musical skills to the crowd.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle’s commitment to honouring the Covenant included pledges to:
- Promote the fact that it is an Armed forces-friendly organisation.
- Allocate a bucket collection for Armed Forces charities at two home games per season.
- Have an annual Armed Forces day where 100 match tickets are free of charge for former and active Armed Forces personnel.
- Offer support to local Cadet units, either in the community or in schools, where possible.
- Offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community.
The Covenant signing was organised by Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and attended – along with the signatories – by the organisation’s Regional Employer Engagement Director Roy McLellan.
Roy said: “We are grateful to Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club for demonstrating its support to the Armed Forces community and look forward to working in partnership with them.”
Inverness Caledonian Thistle currently competes in the Scottish Championship, the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. The team won the Scottish Cup in 2015.
For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme contact Roy McLellan on 01382 631022 or email [email protected].