The Scottish Football Partnership has made an award to Yoker Athletic Football club to assist with the cost of upgrading the clubs changing facilities at Holm Park.
Club Secretary Campbell Bissland said “The current committee of Yoker Athletic has been in place for 10 years and in that time we have been working away steadily at improving the facilities at Holm Park. Our ambitions as a committee to upgrade the changing areas within the ground have for the most part been held back as such work was proving cost and time prohibitive for our group of volunteers. Towards the end of 2015 and following a site inspection from our local authority it was highlighted to the club that for health and safety reasons 26 items including the replacement of all wiring and ceilings within both dressing rooms, physiotherapy room and the referees changing area would require to be upgraded in order for us to make the building safe to allow us to continue playing our home matches in a safe environment. This was a daunting prospect for the club however we were passed the contact details of The Scottish Football Partnership from another SJFA member club and following a preliminary meeting with them we were encouraged to make a small facility grant application at the earliest possible opportunity. The application process was straightforward and with some invaluable support from our sponsors we made a successful bid for financial assistance. Work started just prior to Christmas and we were able to complete the project at the end of March without causing any disturbance to our existing fixtures. Yoker Athletic F.C has been playing at Holm Park for 130 years and all of the work which has been carried out will be of benefit to any future developments of the ground and of course our tenants Clydebank F.C and the wider community. On behalf of everyone associated with our club we would like to offer our sincerest thanks to the Football Partnership and its Board of Directors for all the support provided.