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Highlands and Islands League winning manager Bobby Beckwith steps down as Clachnacuddin Women boss


By Will Clark

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Bobby Beckwith has stood down as manager of Highland and Islands League champions Clachnacuddin with captain Eilidh Anderson retiring from football.

Bobby Beckwith has stood down as manager of Clachnacuddin. Picture: Gary Anthony
Bobby Beckwith has stood down as manager of Clachnacuddin. Picture: Gary Anthony

The club announced on social media tonight that the duo had decided to leave the club with Rob Macleod taking over as manager.

Beckwith and Anderson were influential in leading the Lilywhites to the first Highlands and Islands League title in 2019.

They were unable to defend their title in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic cancelling the season.

Eilidh Anderson has retired from playing football. Picture: Gary Anthony
Eilidh Anderson has retired from playing football. Picture: Gary Anthony

The departure of Beckwith, a popular figure in his home town of Grantown, has been confirmed by the Highland League outfit.

A statement from the club said: "Clach Women would like to thank Bobby Beckwith for all of his hard work as he has decided to step down as manager.

"Bobby led the squad to being crowned winners of the Highlands and Islands League and we appreciate all of the time and commitment he gave to the club.

"We wish him all the best and he will be missed.

"Rob MacLeod has agreed to take over and we know the club is in very good hands.

"Our captain Eilidh Anderson has also made the hard decision to retire from playing due to family commitments.

"Eilidh would like to thank Bobby, Gail, Rob and the squad for a fantastic couple of years, she has loved playing alongside you all and wishes you all the best for the future."


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