Carloway Football Club is under new management after the club’s annual general meeting last night (Tuesday 27thNovember).
The change of team was triggered by the retirement, at the end of the season, of Graeme ‘Windy’ Miller after five years in charge.
The new manager will be Billy Anderson, with Gus Maciver as his assistant. Billy is no stranger to the club, having made 148 appearances on the pitch and scored 22 goals in the process. Carloway FC described him as ‘an instrumental player in our success over the last seven years.’
Under Graeme Miller’s managership Carloway brought four trophies home to Cnoc a’ Choilich, including the Lewis and Harris league title in 2017. The Eilean an Fhraoich Cup graced the Carloway trophy cabinet in 2016 and stayed there in 2017, while the Acres’ Boys Club Cup of 2016 was Miller’s first as manager, after an epic encounter against Westside in which Carloway held on when down to nine men, to win 4-3 in extra time. Carloway also came close to an earlier momentous win, reaching the final of the Highland Amateur Cup in 2014.
At the announcement of Graeme Miller’s retirement, a spokesman for the club said: “It is no coincidence that this period has been the most successful in the club’s history.
“Scrupulously fair, with a fierce desire for success, he has earned great respect from all within the game. We will miss his encouraging yet authoritative input from the touchlines, and thank him most sincerely for his excellent service to the club.”
Picture shows Graeme Miller with the Eilean an Fhraoich cup (Carloway FC).