Football club in calls for aid with pavilion upgrade
AN EAST End football club is hoping for a funding boost to improve its current facility.
St Roch’s Junior Football Club is calling on the support of the local community to help them in their bid to develop James McGrory Park to make the pavilion more comfortable for all supporters on match days.
The club, which is based in the city’s Royston, plan to improve their pavilion by building toilets which can be used by women or anyone with a disability.
The club currently have no provision and believe if they were granted the money, the could improve match days and other events for the community.
In their bid, St Roch’s said: “St Roch’s FC are a junior (semi-professional) football club situated in the North of Glasgow. Since our new committee have been voted into the club, we have attempted to make this club part of a community which has been often forgotten by the city itself.
“We have organised several charity days, children events, homeless awareness days, run a free homework club for local kids as well as hosting free football coaching academies for local kids every summer.”
The bid continues: “However, St Roch’s home, James McGrory Park, is in disrepair. We have holes in the roof, the dressing rooms are not fit for purpose and we have no disabled or women’s toilets of note.
“Should we be assigned a sum of money, it would allow us to plan and construct a new toilet block on the side of the building which would allow us to host and hold more community events in more comfortable surround- ings.” If successful, St Roch’s could be awarded anything up to £25,000 but they need the support of the community first before the voting closes.
Andy Cameron, manager of St Roch’s, said: “It is important for the people who come along to watch our games to enjoy the experience. We have invested a lot inside the pavilion but the toilets outside do need improved for the spectators who come along to watch our games.”
He added: “This would make James McGrory Park a fit for purpose arena not only for us but for amateur cup finals and potential junior cup finals.”
You can vote for St Roch’s bid to win the funding by visiting the link here - https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-706