• Inverness Athletic Football Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership with one of the biggest Youth football clubs in Inverness, Balloan Football Club.

    This exciting new link up between the two clubs will provide young footballers in Inverness a complete pathway from under 10s level all the way up to adult level in the North Caledonian League.

    Balloan Football Club was formed in 1990 with the aim of offering children from the age of nine the chance to participate in football at an exciting new club. The success of this has help the club grow over the years and it now boasts no fewer than eights teams competing at various age groups, providing over 160 children in the Inverness area and beyond the chance to start their football journeys.

    James Fraser from Balloan FC said on the new partnership “Everyone at Balloan FC is delighted to create this partnership with Inverness Athletic FC. This link between the two clubs now means that we can offer players a pathways from the age of 9 all the way up to Adult Football, which can only be a good thing. We are looking forward to working with Inverness Athletic over the coming years to help develop the vast amount of talented young footballers in the Inverness area.”

    Inverness Athletic Chairman Sandy Stephen said, “To create a partnership with one of the largest Youth football clubs in Inverness once again shows our clubs desire to give youth a chance. Balloan FC are a fantastically well run youth club who pride themselves on helping young players grow, not only as footballers but as people too, a view echoed by Inverness Athletic. To be able to confirm this exciting partnership hot on the heels of the announcement of our new Under 20s squad shows the clubs commitment to helping develop players in Inverness and is another big step forward for our young club. We are really looking forward to working with James and everyone else at Balloan.”