Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club moved a step closer to establishing new community sports facilities for the area when the Council agreed Capital funding of £1million towards the project at its meeting at the end of last year.
Council Leader Rhondda Geekie believes the Community Sports Club and its facilities will be a fantastic resource for the area. She said, “This innovative sports project is great news and I welcome the innovative approach taken by Kirkintilloch Rob Roy in developing such a community facility along with other local sports clubs.
Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club was established by Rob Roy and is a partnership with a number of local clubs and organisations coming together with the common aim of establishing sporting facilities that will benefit the area and participation in their sports.
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy initiated the Kirkintintilloch Community Sports Club concept having determined that they wanted to invest the proceeds from the sale of their AdamsliePark ground to develop community based facilities benefiting a range of clubs including their Junior Football Team.
Gerry Allen from Rob Roy says of this new venture for the Club, “We believe that this approach delivers a much greater community outcome for Kirkintilloch and that working in partnership with others to achieve this will also provide a long term exciting future for the growth of Rob Roy and all the youngsters who are now playing in the club. We recognise this is a giant step for Rob Roy and feel that the long term future for Junior football in our small towns lies in recognising what our assets are worth and putting them towards exciting community wide initiatives like this.”
PMR Leisure have been working with Rob Roy to develop the Kirkintilloch Community Sports Club vision, manage the project and support the partner clubs in coming together to meet their own needs as well as the wider common aims – a unique and ambitious approach.