Community makeover for Kennoway sports

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Elbow grease and a lick of paint have transformed a popular but scruffy football sports facility in Kennoway.

The sports hub at Cotlands Park, which is used by 200 children every week to play football, has been given a makeover thanks to a paint donation from the Dulux Let’s Colour project.

A team of 25 volunteers, including parents, members of Leven’s Robert Gough Centre and committee members from Kennoway Sports Association set to work to revamp the changing rooms, inside and out.

And now, instead of scuff marks, the facility’s two portable buildings now boast paintings of footballers and goalkeepers on their exteriors with the phrase “Practice, practice, practice, and let’s see where it takes you!” to motivate young footballers before their matches.

The paint was donated by the Dulux Decorator Centre in Kirkcaldy, as part of the Let’s Colour mission to add colour to people’s lives, after Tom Lessels, vice-chairman of Kennoway Sports Association, nominated the project online.

Tom said: “We’re so pleased with the facility’s new look - we think it will be a real boost to the team’s morale and performance, as they now have a bright and inspiring space to prepare before their matches.

“The association is also used by members of the community, so we hope everyone will enjoy our new look.”

Bill Stott, Dulux Decorator Centre store manager, said: “It’s great to see so many people getting together to bring life to Kennoway Sport Association’s building.

“We’re delighted to be a part of the process and hope it will encourage more young people in the area to get active and embrace sports.”