Parents of pupils at a Knightswood primary school are set to host a black-tie fundraising ball to help fund a new community football initiative for the area.

Corpus Christi Primary School have teamed up with On the Ball Academy to put on the "dress up" occasion with the aim of working towards the common goal of providing free access to football for youngsters at the planned new sports hub.

In July, the Clydebank Post reported on On the Ball's bid to build a new state-of-the-art community sports facility at the site of the old Danes Drive Bowls Park in Scotstoun.

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Over the past five years, Corpus Christi Primary has worked hard to develop a state-of-the-art playground for their children - the first of its kind in Glasgow - in a bid to raise attainment and provide our learners with the resources they need and deserve.

Now, they say they want to work with On the Ball to help "learners access the wider curriculum" many of whom come from disadvantaged and deprived backgrounds.

A statement announcing the Black Tie Ball, set for the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, read: "Our school motto is "We try our best to be the best' and we instil this in our children and their families and believe that they deserve the best.

"Now that we have the playground and witness the positive impact that it has on our learners, it is time to ensure that our learners access the wider curriculum.

"Joining up with a community partner like On the Ball will do just that.

"On The Ball Academy aims to develop the extracurricular skills of our young people.

"Already they provide our children with coaching during the school day, developing football skills, ambition and resilience.

"It is their hope to gain a permanent training space and base locally to train their teams but also to give children a safe usable play space outside of school."

On the Ball hope to build and install a nine-a-side 5G football pitch, which will be free to all in the community and will be for them to police themselves to make sure it is used in the correct manner.

The Black Tie Ball is taking place on Saturday, September 9.

The dress code is cocktail dress and black tie or Highland dress. 

A Glass of Fizz upon arrival plus a three-course meal comes with the ticket.

To get yours click here.