Sauchie Football Club in Hot Water.

Local football club benefits from £3,000 Coalfields grant.

Sauchie Amateurs Community Football Club are set to find themselves in hot water after successfully applying for an award from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust. Their grant of £3,000 will go towards replacing the hot water system at the Club’s pavilion in Fairfield Park, Sauchie.

The Club currently runs six squads across its age range from 8 upwards and is in the process of re-establishing its Sunday Amateurs team. The ageing pipework and water heater at its pavilion are long past needing replaced, and matters weren’t improved by a burst pipe over winter. Thanks to the Coalfields funding, players will be able to enjoy a shower that’s hotter than room temperature and won’t stop half way.

Club Secretary Callum MacAulay described the impact the award will have: “Without the funding from the CRT Sauchie Amateurs FC would not have been able to upgrade our hot water system or insulate the loft space at our facility at Fairfield Pavilion. By doing these upgrades it will enable us to remove the old water tanks in the loft, replace the old metal water pipes and help keep the heating costs down which will allow the Club to put any monies saved to other uses at the Club such as equipment for the new mini gym for the players to use for extra training.” Chair of Coalfields Regeneration Trust Scotland Trustees Nicky Wilson added “Supporting clubs like Sauchie Amateurs is fundamental to the role of CRT in promoting opportunities for all in our former coalfield communities”.

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Photo: Nicky Wilson (l) Chair of Trustees, CRT Scotland; Callum MacAulay, Secretary Sauchie Amateurs FC.

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