Broughty Athletic JFC are pleased to announce that the club’s midfielder, Jamie Winter, pictured above at the club’s home dugout, has been appointed as the club’s new captain for the new season ahead with immediate effect.Jamie v Boness

Following on from the departure of former captain Dougie Cameron at the end of the season, Broughty manager Keith Gibson was keen to find the right man for the job over the summer break to lead his side on and off the park for next season and Jamie was his automatic choice.

Jamie’s footballing career over the years consists of being at clubs like Leeds United, Aberdeen , St Johnstone, Chesterfield and Montrose FC before joining the Fed in 2013 and playing a big part in winning promotion via the playoffs to the Super League back in 2014/15 from the Premier Division.DSC_0199 (2)

Fed manager Keith Gibson said this on his new skipper’s appointment as captain… ” I’m delighted Jamie has accepted the offer to become the club’s new captain. He has a wealth of football experience over the years and plays with a passion each game on the pitch. His desire to win the ball let alone the game shows through. Some of the young lads look up to him as a role model and if he can pass on a tiny bit of his football knowledge and skill then they will go far in the game.

Off the pitch he’s a great guy too to be around, always thinking ahead and planning tactics for the next game and I know he will give the job as captain at least 100% every game for Broughty Athletic. He’s a leader, a winner and I’m delighted that he’ll help take the club forward and try to build on last season’s 10th place finish in the Super League…”

Jamie’s first pre-season game in his new job will be at Whitton Park against Sunday amateur side Dundee Argyle on Tuesday 19th July, then his first competitive game as captain will be away to Linlithgow Rose on Saturday 6th August, the opening fixture of the new 2016/17 Super League season. Our Website Admin team managed a few words with Jamie on his new role at the club…

“I’m absolutely delighted to be given the chance to captain the team for the coming season ahead. As soon as the gaffer mentioned he wanted me as captain I practically snapped his hand off! We had a fantastic finish to last season, finishing in tenth place, we could have finished higher if not for a couple of poor results due to several players missing etc but we will aim to match the tenth place if not better it this season coming. I’ll give everything every game and more as captain and I look forward to the big challenge ahead to stay in this Super League as the players will look to me to lead and guide them through it. Roll on the new season ahead…”

The picture above is of Jamie challenging for the ball against Boness United back in May 2016. The picture above right is Jamie with the ball against Jeanfield Swifts in the GA Cup at Whitton Park.

All at BAJFC congratulate Jamie on his new role and wish him all the best for the coming season ahead…