Hillwood Boys Club have been given an Award of portable changing rooms from The Scottish Football Partnership. The Changing containers and the portable floodlight which have been placed at the clubs new playing area in Priesthill signifies phase 1 of the clubs ambitious plan to regenerate the once derelict site into a community footballing hub. Chairman of the Hillwood Social and Recreational Trust Willie Smith said, “After 13 years of trying it was fantastic to see the clubs young players running out on their new grass pitch for the first time and to see so many people here to support us. We have ambitious plans to redevelop this area following the signing of our 25 year lease agreement with Glasgow City Council. Phase 2 of our plan will involve the construction of a Community Clubhouse with changing rooms,lounge facilities and a kitchen. Phase 3 will centre around the creation of a 3G surface and in real terms we hope to invest close to £900,000 on the full regeneration of this area. Hillwood Boys Club are extremely grateful to the SFP and their secretary Stuart McCaffrey without whose help we could not have realised our objectives in providing our players with a safe changing environment. I would encourage other clubs to pursue similar projects and to contact The Scottish Football Partnership for their guidance and support”.
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