Paramedic - Craig Dustan

DSC 0470Craig is a trained paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service in the Moray area and a local lad who was born and raised in Forres. He was a tall commanding centre half playing Welfare football in his younger days (he wrote that!) and is a great asset to have at the club where he takes responsibility on match days. 

Coach- Charlie Brown

Charlie is a true Cancans legend, despite a short time with Buckie!  One of our all time top scorers he still has not seen the last of his playing days (just signed again Aug 2017!). He is a great asset in Charlie Rowley's staff and now has taken on the role of heading up the newly structured Mechanics Youth set up as head of youth coaching. 


Coach - Craig Ewen

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Craig joined the coaching staff in season 15-16 after achieving success and great reviews in the North junior set up.

Kit Man - William J McLean

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William (Willie) McLean is the only member of the Cancans who was part of the League winning side of 1985-86. There are people at every club at this level of football that are really worth their weight in Gold. Willie is worth his in Chocolate and Gold! Now retired he spends more time than ever looking after all of the playing kits, training equipment and much more. A legend and a man who everyone connected with the club should go and thank once a season. You might even get to buy him a drink!

Manager - Charlie Rowley

After a brief spell playing for the Cans in the 2006-7 season, Charlie returned to the club in 2009 as assistant manager to Gordon 'Boogle' Winton. Charlie then took the role of Gaffer at the beginning of Season 2010-11.  Having played a big part in three trophy winning seasons on the bounce, Charlie guided the club to become league champions in 2011-12, only their second league title in over a centuary. Securing his 'legend' status Charlie announced that the work is not yet done and he wants to lead the club to further success.

The Can Cans are run by a dedicated board of directors and a host of backroom staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to make the club something to be proud of for their fans, the town and the highland league community.  As of January 2019 Forres Mechanics are a limiited company, Forres Mechanics Ltd, SCN 604370. 

Chairman - Dr. James Anderson

DSC 0446A local GP for many years, Dr Anderson is a very well know and well respected member of the Forres Community. The Doc has been Chairman for many years and enjoys it thoroughly. Famous also for getting his nut down on Sky Sports Soccer AM the Doc says of himself, "I hate wearing a tie to a football match but really I don't think there is any justification for accusing me of being the worst-dressed Chairman in the league.  My friends do refer to my dress sense as 'smart gardening'. I will take that as a compliment, I think!" I am also Child Wellbeing Officer for the club and the aim of the Board of Directors and Youth Development Team is to provide a safe environment for out Youth Teams to play football. It is also the aim to encourage and promote the youth and wellbeing of players under our care. The Club run youth teams at under 13, 15 and 17 level which are managed by qualified coaches. Dr James Anderson – contact 01309 673283 or 07817 048 724.

David Macdonald (Vice-chair & Club Secretary)

David is a very experienced and respedcted member of the Highland League family.Having spent many years running the line at all Highland League venues David spent some years assisting the league committee before joining the Cans as a committee member.  Club Secretary for many years David recently accepted a term as Vice Chairman as well as keeping up his Secretary duties.

Vic Cameron (Club Chaplain)

Vic was appointed club chaplain during 2014-2015 season, but has been a fan since the early 1980s. Semi-retired, Vic is currently a Pastor of a church in Lossiemouth, and he also runs his own business as an independent whisky consultant which takes him around the world delivering talks as well as being in demand locally. Although not on the board as a director Vic helps with many aspects of club business. 

Dennis Fraser

Dennis has been with the club for many years and between his work commitments does lots of jobs in and around Mosset Park on match days and at most other events where the club are raising money or awareness. You will usually find Dennis at the gate or looking after dignitaries in the club rooms. Along with kit man Willie, Dennis loves a match day afternoon, especially when the afternoon doesn't end until 11pm on a Saturday!

George G Alexander

Adding to his many other local duties, George joined the committee five years ago and began by getting all the 700+ club records computerised which was no small task. As well as running the very successful 700+ club George's main duties are helping out on match days and helping to keep the profile of the club as high as possible.

Peter MacKenzie

A local lad raised in Kinloss, Peter has supported Mechanics all his life and is proud to have been present at both league winning presentations. He has strong family connections with the club stretching from 1909 to present. Peter's Grandfather was a previous club captain, his great uncle and uncle pulled on the jersey and his nephew Simon Allan is a key player in current squad. Peter's main roles are hospitality and sponsorship.

Mike Gregson

Being the money man it falls on ex-bank manager Mike to see the club through each season whilst trying to balance the books. Possibly one of the hardest tasks for a Highland League club. Mike has been with the club many years and is always busy running affairs and keeping up with the many changes that affect clubs.