Own goal scored at Leisuredrome, claim teams

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FED-UP five-a-side footballers have shown council chiefs the red card.

They’re unhappy about being asked to play their games on the outdoor courts at the Leisuredrome, in Bishopbriggs. Previously they played on indoor courts.

But they centre’s indoor facilities are to be used for other sports and classes.

One player said: “The outdoor courts are poorly designed for football. They were originally meant for tennis.

“I feel it is grossly unfair to indoor players.”

Debbie Rossiter, Leisuredrome operations manager, said: “In line with extensive customer feedback, the fitness programme at the Leisuredrome has been amended to incorporate over 50 new classes to the benefit of many user groups and customers.

“Unfortunately, whilst these changes address the concerns of the vast majority of customers, we have had to offer a number of alternative session options to a limited number of customers to ensure that we are offering the best possible overall services within our facility.

“We have given three options to one particular five-a-side group to choose from - changing the time of their session and using the same pitch, holding the session at the same time on the same day but alternate weekly, or holding the session at the same time on the same day but using one of the outdoor pitches, which have been refurbished to the standard five- a-side level.”