CLYDEBANK FC will be approved as a full Scottish FA member club this summer, the club has announced.

The move means that the Bankies have fulfilled all the licence requirements needed to progress into the Lowland League and then the SPFL set-up – subject of course to performances on the pitch.

It also means they're eligible to enter the senior Scottish Cup.

In a statement the club said the full membership would take effect at the Scottish FA's annual general meeting, due to be held on July 20.

A series of obligations, including changing facilities for referees, disabled toilet access and a medical room, needed to be met by the Holm Park side for the application to be approved.

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A spokesperson said: "This is a momentous occasion in the club’s history, and is exactly what the fan ownership model of the UCS Trust was set up to work towards at our rebirth in 2002.

"This has only been made possible thanks to the unwavering support we have received from everyone involved with the club from day one.

"Whether you became a trust member or donated to the licence fund, or whether you have helped run the club or been involved in the groundwork – this has only been achieved through years of teamwork."

It's the culmination of a 19-year journey for the Bankies after the club was reborn in Scottish junior football when the old Clydebank Football Club was bought by the owners of the new Airdrie United FC back in 2002, ending 37 years of senior Scottish football under the name of Clydebank FC.

The reborn club made its debut as part of the Scottish Junior FA set-up a year later, and became members of the West of Scotland League as part of Scottish senior football's newly-expanded pyramid in 2020.

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