The Scottish Football Partnership has made an award of portable changing facilities to East End Thistle. The project which also attracted the support of Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council will see the club and its 160 players being able to make full use of the grass football pitches within Mount Vernon Park in Glasgow.
David Reid from the club said; “East End Thistle had been granted permission to base ourselves and play our home matches at Mount Vernon Park which houses to full grass pitches. Unfortunately the current changing facilities within the park where in a state of disrepair and were not fit for purpose and it would not have been economically feasible to bring them up to a useable condition. The committee of East End Thistle approached Glasgow Life and The Scottish Football Partnership to see if there was any way in which the situation could be rectified and we were urged to apply for changing facilities from the Football Partnership. Thankfully we were successful and our new facilities consisting of 2 changing rooms and a storage/referees room were delivered in August 2015. The units were sited and connected with the help of Glasgow life and The Scottish Football partnership and we will be forever grateful for all of the help that we have received. These facilities mean that we are now able to play games at Mount Vernon Park, able to host other teams and be sure in the knowledge we have excellent and secure changing rooms that would be the envy of lots of team up and down the country”.
“We would like to Thank The Scottish Football Partnership, Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council for all of the help, perseverance in securing these facilities for East End Thistle and the local community”.