Mid Annandale A.F.C., who date back to 1877 when the original senior side, Mid-Annandale was formed, currently play in the South of Scotland League and were fortunate enough to be awarded modular changing rooms from the Scottish Football Partnership (SFP) to complement the existing clubhouse and natural grass and 3G pitch at King Edward’s Park in Lockerbie. The SFP were greatly impressed with the commitment of this ambitious grassroots club to growing football in the Lockerbie area by creating opportunities for boys and girls alike to participate in the sport. The Mids currently operate not only their senior team but nine youth teams and also focus on the development of girls football with over 40 girls now playing at the club over two age-groups. The increasing number of players joining the club meant that their current changing facility provision was not sufficient to cope with the enhanced playing numbers which have soared to 195, especially as the club were keen to provide somewhere separate and safe for the girls to change.
The club’s long term plan is to construct a new pavilion at the 3G pitch at King Edward’s Park but these changing rooms will not only benefit the home team but the away clubs visiting the ground. Allan Agnew, Chairman of Mid Annandale AFC said “On behalf of everyone associated with the club, I would like to thank The Scottish Football Partnership for making this facility investment to the value of around £40,000 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 also help us grow as a club. 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 to make this project a reality”.