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Captain's role not limited to the pitch at Ross Sutherland


By Andrew Henderson


Jamie Johnston wants to have an impact on and off the pitch in his new role as Ross Sutherland captain. Picture: Peter Carson
Jamie Johnston wants to have an impact on and off the pitch in his new role as Ross Sutherland captain. Picture: Peter Carson

Jamie Johnston wants to have an impact on and off the pitch in his new role as Ross Sutherland captain.

It was announced last week that the 29-year-old has taken over from Ali Kennedy ahead of the new season, with the club targeting an improvement on last year’s seventh-place finish in Caledonia North Two.

But with the club looking to build a new clubhouse off the pitch as well as a new-look side on it, Johnston knows his role will not be limited to just Saturday afternoons.

“I think the club is going in the right direction off the field with the new clubhouse, and it’s really important that it’s a club captaincy role – it’s not just playing for the first team,” he insisted.

“It’s trying to help out in any way that I can at the club, whether that’s the minis and micros that are thriving at the moment, or trying to help some of the development off the pitch as well."

Read more in today's North Star.



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