Glenrothes Athletic F.C., who were formed in 2008 and play in the FFDL, CEFSSA and AYFC Leagues were recently awarded modular changing rooms from The Scottish Football Partnership (SFP). These new changing rooms, which were delivered last month, will now provide the club with sufficient facilities to meet the demand of the ever-growing number of players joining the club. Glenrothes Athletic F.C. currently operate ten teams from their base at Gilvenbank in Fife ranging from 5-a-side teams to a youth team playing 11-a-side football, with plans in place to not only increase this number but to also focus on the development of girls football.
The SFP were greatly impressed with the commitment of this ambitious grassroots club to growing football in the Fife area by creating opportunities for boys and girls alike to participate in the sport. The club achieved Scottish FA Quality Mark status in December, 2014 and are currently involved in developing plans, in association with the Gilvenbank Community Sports Hub and Fife Council, to construct a new pavilion at the ground. Almost 150 players and 25 coaches train and play at Gilvenbank and the SFP changing facilities will benefit not only the home teams but the away clubs visiting the ground. The project would not have been possible without the assistance of Fife Council who have invested time and money into supporting the development at Gilvenbank Park. Sandy Waterson, the club’s Development Officer said “On behalf of everyone associated with Glenrothes Athletic Football Club we would like to thank the Football Partnership for making this investment in our club. Our new facilities will not only add to the experience we can provide for our current crop of young players but will help us to grow as a club in the weeks and months ahead. This is a good news story for the future development of football in our area and we are delighted with the support received from the SFP and Fife Council in making this project a reality”.