WEST Dunbartonshire Council have earmarked funding for a community football accessibility project in Clydebank.

Holm Park Community Football Academy, used by both Clydebank FC and Yoker Athletic, as well as many other groups, is set to receive £75,000 towards an accessibility project.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be £150,000 and the Holm Park Community Football Academy Committee is also looking for external funding from sportscotland and others.

A total of 28 clubs use the facility as well as over 500 young people per week, Clydebank Women's football team are one of the sides that use the pitch, with plans by the club to have a disability team and walking football teams for the over 50s.  

The park is used by over 50,000 people a year both participating and spectating but one of the issues is that the current arrangements can limit participation from some protected groups.

Funding from the council could help accessibility for families, elderly and disabled spectators by providing bespoke seating for spectators at youth matches and training and for the two clubs to use on match days.

The facility is also on the Scottish Football Association’s list of approved pitches and regularly hosts Scotland u17s, u18s and u21s training sessions as well as visiting nations, the most recent being Andorra u21s.