Planning permission to erect new floodlights at Mosset Park was granted last year but now the real work starts with a huge fundraising effort needed so we are pleased to announce the launch of our Floodlights Fundraising Appeal.
The Club is currently applying for grants and have some great events lined up - more info to follow - in the meantime donations can be made via our JustGiving page, linked below.
CANS FANS LOTTO
The new Lotto is here. Play online from anywhere for your chance to win £1000 every week. Help the club raise much needed funds and support other good causes around town.
Current Season Stats
- Dave MacDonald Retires As Chairman
- October Review with Assistant Manager Stephen MacLean
- September Review with Assistant Manager Stephen MacLean
- Ruari Fraser Injury Update
- Joe Gauld Injury Update
- Forres Mechanics F.C. Race Night – Saturday 26th November 2022
- ✍️ Barron Signs Contract Extension At Mosset Park ✍️
- WEBSITE IS NOW LIVE
- FLOODLIGHTS FUNDRAISING APPEAL – EVENTS
On Saturday 26th November we were in a group of eight family members celebrating the fiftieth birthday of one of our sons. The venue selected by 'The Birthday Boy' was Mosset Park. We read some of the reviews on your website and had comments from friends who had already experienced the Hospitality at the ground, everything was very positive and we were looking forward to it. On arrival it soon became clear to us why there have been so many complimentary comments. We were warmly greeted by the Chairman, shown to our table and offered pre-lunch drinks from the bar. The meal was excellent in terms of quality, quantity and efficiency of service. It was interesting and informative to hear the pre-match thoughts of the manager too. The service provided by Lisa, Megan and Erin was very efficient and friendly, my glass was seldom empty!. The match result was disappointing but that did not detract from what was a very enjoyable experience in a very pleasant setting. Our thanks to all those who made sure everything went smoothly.
The hospitality at Forres Mechanics FC is second to none! - it provides excellent value for money. Lisa and the girls provide first class service and the greeting from all of the Board members all greatly welcomed!. Will definitely be back.
“My day as a Forres Mechanics FC mascot by Crawford Smith, aged 59 and a half. Having just retired from working for Forestry and Land Scotland (previously Forestry Commission) on Friday, I travelled north to stay with friends in Inverness for a small retirement ‘do” and with every intention to travel ‘home’ the following day. Saturday started with a taxi ride from Inverness to Forres (thanks Scotrail) so already the day had started unusually. Chris Innes, my former Boss and Robert McKendrick (Inverness Computer Centre) had already informed me that we were “doing corporate’ and …. NO TRAINERS (ironically, if I’d know what was to follow, they’d have come in right handy) Now, I’ve been at Mosset Park many times, but never to corporate hospitality, so this was a whole new experience and one I was looking forward to immensely. On arrival we were greeted by ‘Tosh’ who escorted us up the the lounge and introduced us to the bar staff who assured us they would attend to our every need (they didn’t disappoint!) After a few drinks, we were served a great chicken dinner and then chocolate cake and Mieles ice cream, sumptuous, and it was about then that I was told I had ‘duties to perform’ but had no idea what that would be, and I thought, at best, I may be asked to award a Man of The Match or something. Tosh appeared around 2pm and asked ‘Does he know yet, has he any idea?’ Chris ‘No, not yet…' Tosh disappeared and returned with a coat hanger adorned with the famous Chocolate and Gold and handed it to me, still none the wiser I looked at him ‘what’s this for?’ I enquired, Tosh said ‘You’re todays mascot, you’re leading the team out, it’s a special day, it’s Knighty’s 500th game’. I couldn’t believe it… in fact I thought I was going to be sick (absolutely no offence to the caterers!) Tosh ‘You don’t have to wear it all, you can just put the top on’ quickly followed by him, and everyone else saying ‘C.mon… you’re only here once!’. Ever since I was a wee boy, all I ever wanted to do was play for Forres, now while that ship may have sailed, here was a once in a lifetime chance to be ON THE PARK (legally) for the Can-Cans, even if just for a few minutes. I decided, despite wishing I was 2 stones lighter, I’d do it (lockdown ain’t been kind!) I was taken down and invited into the dressing room, I stood in the corner and listened intently to everything Stevie MacDonald said, despite being 6ft 4” I just stood in the corner like a wee boy, spellbound. One the guard of honour was formed for Big Stuart, I walked out with the captain, Martin Groat. My heart was beating so fast I thought it would burst, and then Big Stuart made his entrance rightfully took a bow. I returned to the lounge changing into a much more becoming outfit and savoured a marvellous 3-0 win, and a clean sheet for the big fella, Finally, after all these years, I made it on to the hallowed turf, kitted out too. Now I’ve been away from Forres a long time and I follow Hearts, I’ve seen them beat Hibs 4-0 in a Scottish Cup semi and then of course 5-1 in the final itself, but this… THIS possibly eclipses even those games. I’d like to thank everyone connected with Forres for making Saturday such a memorable day and my old school pals Ross and Iain MacLennan for being there too to help me enjoy my moment and my friends Chris, Robert and Stuart Milton, even if they did feed Tosh and Co a line about me being a H1b5 fan and enjoying cocktails, nothing could take the shine of Saturday…”
“It was a fantastic day. What a laugh we had. Really impressed with the changes inside the stand from the last time I was there. Please pass on our thanks to the gorgeous Lisa and her daughter who looked after us so well. What a fantastic day we had....just what the Highland League is all about. I had never met Kevin Walker before, I obviously knew him but we both said it was like we had always known each other and that was what the whole day was like. HL Hospitality you can not beat it....and only 12 more to do!!”
"We had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you so much! From being shown round the changing room, the board room and the hospitality provided by the officials and ladies looking after us behind the bar the whole day was fantastic. We left them a tip to say thanks and then of course The Mighty Cans done us proud on the pitch! Just lucky for us as well for it to be Stuart's 500th match! Truly wonderful day and please pass on our thanks to everyone. We will definitely be back and good luck for the rest of the season. See you soon?❤ "
"We would like to thank Forres Mechanics for the hospitality we received on Saturday. The food, drinks and service were all excellent. It's great to be able to do something like this locally and at a good price too. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their day - it also helped we were 3 nil up at half time! Thanks again".
"We all had a fantastic day with no complaints whatsoever. The entire staff who looked after us were fantastic. I don't think there is much more that could be done to improve things however, maybe as a minor suggestion, it would have been nice if we could have put a bet on before the game but I am not sure about the gambling rules. We will be back without doubt".