Threat­ened club sends out SOS

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

Ruther­glen Am­a­teur Swimming Club are look­ing for firms to spon­sor them af­ter an es­ti­mated rise in costs of £20,000.

With fees go­ing up the club, which trains at the Lifestyle sports cen­tre in East­field, fear they could fold. In a bid to stay afloat the club have writ­ten to lo­cal busi­nesses ask­ing for help with spon­sor­ship so that they can lower fees for mem­bers.

Their let­ter to firms states: “The re­cent re­moval of sup­port from South La­nark­shire Coun­cil will see fa­cil­ity charges, for Ruther­glen ASC alone, in­crease by up to £20,000 per year in the forth­com­ing years.

“This will in­evitably lead to an in­crease in mem­ber­ship fees and there­fore a widen­ing of the health and so­cial in­equal­i­ties be­tween those who can af­ford sport, and there­fore health, and those who can­not.

“We have nu­mer­ous op­por­tu­ni­ties to ad­ver­tise your busi­ness through our events lo­cally and UK- wide. This could be in the form of brand place­ment on kit, prod­uct place­ment at events or ban­ner advertising.”

If in­ter­ested, please con­tact fundraiser Steven Hunter on 07872832257.

Ruther­glen Glen­cairn bowed out of the New Coin Hold­ings West of Scot­land Cup with a home de­feat to league lead­ers Cly­de­bank.

Wil­lie Har­vey made six changes to the side that lost to Largs This­tle last week­end and Robert Kerr, Adam Shaw, Adam Ni­sanci, Jonny Boal, De­nis McLaugh­lin and David Dun­nachie came in.

The visi­tors who opened the scor­ing in the ninth minute as they ex­posed gaps in the home de­fence when a chipped pass sprung the off­side trap on the left, and Jor­dan Shelvey’s cross found the head of Alan Vezza who nod­ded high into the net.

The lead was dou­bled in the 20th minute as Cly­de­bank were awarded a free-kick just out­side the area and Robert O’Neill fired round the wall into the cor­ner of the net.

In the 43rd minute, Glen­cairn were awarded a penalty kick when Jonny Boal was caught late in the box and had to be car­ried off. De­nis McLaugh­lin drilled the spot-kick into the net to make it 2-1. De­feat Glen­cairn went out of the West of Scot­land Cup

Funds Club needs cash

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