East Kilbride United are a Quality Mark Club comprising of East Kilbride YM and East Kilbride YC. The club has been busy over the past 2 years upgrading their home base at Kirktonholme following an asset transfer of the site from South Lanarkshire Council. The first phase of the the clubs improvement plan was the renovation and reconfiguring of the clubhouse which they successfully completed in 2019. Attention then turned to the playing side of the facility with the upgrading of both natural grass 11 v 11 pitches and the associated drainage improvements seen as a priority for the the clubs long term development.
Having supported the club in previous years The Scottish Football Partnership Trust were keen to support the club again with their latest project given the level of inclusive football activity they provide in a community setting for local boys and girls as well as their full amateur side.
Graeme Robertson from the club said; “East Kilbride United are deeply indebted to the SFP Trust as their grants, including this most recent one have been essential to us as we continue to upgrade our facilities. With their support alongside our other funders we have managed to install new grass surfaces with improved drainage on both of our football pitches which allows us to make more use of them than ever before. The quality of the surfaces are absolutely superb and the children and adults have thoroughly enjoyed playing on them. The whole grant process and our interactions with the SFP Trust were straightforward from the outset and we greatly appreciate the support we received from their staff and Trustees”.