‘Buy a brick’ & we’ll build on success

Glenrothes Strollers John Buchanan at the Over Stenton park
Glenrothes Strollers John Buchanan at the Over Stenton park

A Glenrothes football team is calling on the public to help build upon 40 years of success as they bid to raise the funds for a new clubhouse.

Strollers football team have launched a ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal as part of an ongoing fundraising drive to raise £100,000 towards plans to build a £1million new state-of-the-art clubhouse and sports facility at their Over Stenton Park home.

Fife Council has already pledged £300,000 towards the project and the club now need to raise their amount in order for Sport Scotland to unlock a further £300,000 which will allow the rebuild to be given the green light.

The club are now fully engaged in several different fundraising activities to try and reach this target over the next six months.

“We would like to offer the local community the chance to share in this by supporting our ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign,” John Buchanan, the club’s chairman told the Gazette.

“This is your chance to own your own small part of the new building.

“Bricks can be bought from as little as £10, however, if you pay £20 for a brick, then when the building is finished, you will have your name written on a brick.

“Companies can pay £25 to get their company logo on a brick, and even have a bigger logo the more bricks they buy,” explained John.

“We now need as many people as possible to get behind us and help us reach our goal.”

Currently the club operate from a few old portacabins at their home ground.

If they reach their target, the club hope to deliver a new clubhouse with a range of extra facilities that will benefit the wider community.

If you would like to ‘Buy a Brick’ or make any donation to the project, you can do so by emailing John Buchanan at chair@gsfc.org.uk or by calling 07837 348060.

Strollers’ support across ages

Glenrothes Strollers Club recently celebrated its 40th anniversary having offered football to more than 10,000 kids and youths in for decades.

It offers football from ages four upwards, with kids playing four or five-a-side, then seven a-side in line with SFA guidelines. It offers 11 --side football for youths through to 19 year olds and young adults. It has girls football and a special section for youths with learning disabilities to also enjoy football.