Threatened club sends out SOS
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