The first passes have been thrown, the first balls kicked and the new Clydebank Community Sports Hub (CCSH) is just getting started.

Just a few finishing touches remain for the new £3.8 million home to founders Clydebank Rugby Club, Glasgow Gaels and GTF Taekwon-Do, with Drumchapel Amateurs partners for the facility.

After seven years since they first decided to upgrade the rugby home and make it a multi-sport destination, there is a real buzz to the base in Dean Street, Whitecrook.

Robert Williamson, president of the the rugby club, told the Post: “So many thanks go to so many people. This is a base that will last a very long time.

“The council have done really well for us - it’s good to have the support of the council, doing the project management for it.”

Susan McAneny, who runs the Taekwon-Do with husband Graham, said they have 32 world titles and the new CCSH means if someone wants to train at that level, they can help, seven days a week.

She said: “Our aim is to find whatever residents are good at. The hub will allow us to expand. It’s a fully inclusive facility and we’ll make sure it’s fully utilised through the day and evening, whether for the older generation or younger.”

Graham added: “It’s very well located and this gives access.”

Dr Jennifer Treacy, of Glasgow Gaels, said their sport continues to grow in popularity and the facility is ideal.

She said: “We are absolutely delighted with the new facility with GTF Scotland and Clydebank Rugby.

“In all reality there is no other venue like this for Gaelic football in all of Britain. It would even rival many of the facilities in Ireland.

“It will be a massive turning point for the game in Scotland as it will allow universities, clubs, underage to all play on an all-weather surface, under flood lights, year round.

“This facility will promote development of the sport but also work to solidify our place as a community club. We hope to encourage more underage and community members to come and take part in both our sporting activities as well as our club activities such as mental health awareness and charity nights.

“We can’t thank the volunteers, members, funders, the community and supporters enough for all they’ve done these past years to make this dream a reality.”