Public crowdfunding launched to create new Gilvenbank sports hub

Lucas Paterson, Scott Robertson, Cllr Kay Morrison, Kenny Crighten, Ben Morris, Andy Crumpton, Sandy Waterston, Charlie Burton and Paul Crawford
Lucas Paterson, Scott Robertson, Cllr Kay Morrison, Kenny Crighten, Ben Morris, Andy Crumpton, Sandy Waterston, Charlie Burton and Paul Crawford

A prominent Glenrothes sports club is calling on the public to back their plans to create one of the best sporting facilities in the Kingdom.

Rising stars Glenrothes Cricket Club are hoping the launch of a public crowdfunding initiative will help trigger the sort of investment that make the £1m Gilvenbank-based sports hub, which will include a pavilion, new cricket field, football pitches and practice areas for the use of the whole of the community, a reality.

“Gilvenbank Park offers a fantastic location and we have all of the designs,” explained Kenny Crichton, chairman of Glenrothes Cricket Club.

“We are hopeful of some facilities being in place by next year but we also need to be realistic that this is a huge project that needs substantial funding and therefore will take time to achieve.

“With the public’s support and the backing of the North Glenrothes Community Council who have been fantastic, we will make this much needed facility for the north of the town a reality,”

Around £120,000 has already been committed by Fife Council.

To make a donation go to www.gilvenbankhub.co.uk/crowdfunding/slider/pavilion-plans/