The SFP was pleased to be able to support Maybole F.C., a junior club based in Ayrshire, with funding to assist in the refurbishment of their Clubhouse following fire damage.
The club had a festive period to forget in 2016 when their home of seventy years, Ladywell Stadium was the victim of two arson attacks within the space of 48 hours. The Clubhouse suffered extensive internal damage following both blazes, with the brunt of the devastation affecting the home dressing room and the Manager’s office as well as the destruction of training equipment and the first team’s match kit.
Club Secretary, Alex Meek said “For a local Junior club like ours which is run by volunteers this was a very difficult period for us in witnessing the havoc which the fires caused at our facility and also our team being unable to play home matches at Ladywell. We put out an appeal for help to our local community, council and businesses and the response was fantastic – we are very grateful to everyone who supported us through this difficult time. The club were also advised by John Brown, Scottish FA South West Regional Manager, to speak to The Scottish Football Partnership (SFP) to seek funding support to assist with the cost of fully refurbishing our Clubhouse. The grant award from The SFP helped us to gain further momentum in our efforts to put our facility back together and to bring football back to Maybole, which we achieved when we hosted our first match back at Ladywell on 8th April, 2017 against Auchinleck Talbot in the 3rd Round of the West of Scotland Cup.”