Changing fortunes for Kirkintilloch community football club

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IT’S a cracking result for popular local team Waterside AFC – as they now have the keys to a new £186,000 changing pavilion.

A team spokesman said: “The council announced the park upgrade two to three years ago, but the work took until this season for us to be able to play on the upgraded surface.

“The changing rooms were a complete surprise as we were told at a meeting two years ago that there were no funds available to replace the cabin-style changing rooms, which had problems with the roof, floors and the showers.

“They were undersized, with only three showers for 15-16 guys.

“We were told at the end of last season that Waterside, along with Campsie Minerva, would be getting new changing facilities.”

Waterside Park is also used by other local teams, such as Harestanes U21s and Rosebank U19s. Tribute has been paid to the council and East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust for improving the facilities.

The changing pavilion cost around £186,000.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and infrastructure, said: “It is great to see Waterside Football Club getting use of these excellent new changing facilities at Waterside Park.

“It is a vast improvement on the previous amenities and will be a great benefit to all the teams and visitors who come to play here.”

Special thanks are given to Councillor Jack Young for all his assistance and Mark Grant from the trust for seeing the upgrade through to conclusion.

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