EUROPEAN football’s governing body has congratulated Clydebank FC on improvements made to their ground for disabled supporters.

The Bankies’ addition of a covered enclosure at Holm Park for disabled fans, along with an accessible toilet, improved signage and better parking, won praise from UEFA on social media.

The work is part of the club’s efforts to secure its full Scottish FA licence – a move which would ensure the club can play in the Lowland League if and when players’ performances on the pitch are good enough to win the club the West of Scotland Football League championship.

The work to improve facilities for disabled fans is being carried out as part of the CAFE Football initiative – CAFE standing for Centre for Access to Football in Europe – and its #TotalAccess campaign.

In a tweet, the club said: “We’re delighted to be supporting CAFE Football’s week of action for #TotalAccess.

“Recently we’ve installed a covered enclosure, accessible toilet, clearer signage and accessible parking bays.

“This is another positive step to a more inclusive experience for disabled spectators.”

In reply to Clydebank’s official Twitter account, football’s governing body were quick to praise the Holm Park side for their ground improvements.

The account, which boasts 1.3m followers, replied: “Well done, @clydebankfc! #TotalAccess”

Clydebank chair Grace McGibbon said: “We’re over the moon to be recognised by a body as prestigious as UEFA.

“It’s testament to all the hard work we and all the other clubs are doing to improve the standard of our facilities across the leagues. Hopefully more and more clubs will follow suit.”

Bankies - who sat top of the West of Scotland Premier Division - had any hopes of promotion to the Lowland League this season dashed last week when the 2020-21 campaign was declared null and void by officials.