Pitching in with a £70,000 cash boost

Queensferry Sports and Community Hub
Queensferry Sports and Community Hub

Queensferry’s Sport and Community Hub is in line for a £70,000 cash boost.

The cash will go towards the resurfacing of pitches from 2G to 3G standard.

The cash injection comes under the city council’s Section 75 agreement whereby property developers have to contribute funding to the local community in return for housing. In this case, CALA and Barratt Homes are to fund the loss of sporting facilities at the former Agilent site.

Allan Carson, manager at the Hub, said: ‘‘It is great news that we have received this cash boost. Our aim is to raise £100,000 and look to get the equivalent sum in funding from sportScotland under its facilities fund.

‘‘The tennis club at the Hub is also in line for a £20,000 grant from the Lawn Tennis Association so, when we pull the funding together, we are almost there.

‘‘This is the amount we have envisaged will be needed to resurface the football pitches and tennis courts as well as create a new tennis court and replace exterior fencing.’’

Mr Carson added: ‘‘The current 2G surface is inadquate for our rugby and American football training sessions due to its hard surface. 3G will create a better playing surface for everyone and be a real boost over the winter months.’’

It is hoped the surfaces will be replaced by autumn.