Football club and park plot a new course

Campbeltown Pupils FC's upgraded pavilion.
Campbeltown Pupils FC's upgraded pavilion.

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Campbeltown Pupils Football Club now has an upgraded pavilion to match its own elevated status.

The team has given up its amateur status, dropping the A before FC in its name, and relaunching as a senior club in the West of Scotland Football League (WoSFL)

The Kintyre side has now joined the seven other successful applicants in the recently formed WoSFL 4th Division.

A qualifying feature of joining the new set-up required individual clubs to have their own ground within a year and meet the criteria in terms of facilities.

In this, the local favourites had stolen a march on their rivals, as Campbeltown Pupils FC had already launched into a programme of renovation that would see its Kintyre Park facilities revamped in line with the demands of the senior set-up.

Almost complete, the club can now concentrate on developing the most important feature of any club, that of its own playing standards.

Kintyre Park's new dugouts.
Kintyre Park’s new dugouts.

The club would like to thank the many organisations, businesses and individuals who made this all possible.

First, those who contributed to the pavilion fund: The Scottish Football Partnership, Energiekontor, Tesco Bags of Help, Coop Community Fund, Machrihanish Airbase Community Company, Rotary Club of Campbeltown, Miss Maisie Wareham bequest, Campbeltown Common Good Fund, Phoenix Motors, Campbeltown Loyal Rangers Supporters Club, Campbeltown Community Council/Tangy 2 and the Kintyre Club.

Main contractors: Calum McKinven, Archie Johnston Fabrication, Neil Galbraith Electrics and HN Thomson, plumbing.

Main sponsors: McFadyen Contractors and Jim and Carol of the Feathers and Fiddlers Inns.

The club would also like to thank a host of individuals who went the extra mile, including: Archie Mitchell for his untiring work at the park; Ross Robertson and Keith Mitchell for construction of the dugouts; Donna Graham for coming to the rescue with advice and important fund-raising assistance; Campbell Robertson for his relentless pursuit of WoSFL membership; committed coaching staff; David Paterson and everyone involved with the juvenile football set-up in Campbeltown; Mick of the Ailsa Bar; James Robertson and Elaine at the Kilbrannan Bar; Robert Graham of the Kinloch Bar; Nancy and Karen Hunter; Tracy and Archie Millar at Wee Toon Trends; and last but certainly not least, the club’s faithful fanbase who bought season tickets and those who turn up to every home match to support the Pupils.

Now, it’s over to the players!