Priority sports projects identified for Kirkcaldy

Balwearie High School
Balwearie High School

Four priority sports projects for Kirkcaldy have been given the green light for development over the next three years.

The decision to push forward the sports strategy was granted yesterday (Wednesday) by the Kirkcaldy area committee. A sports hub will be developed at Balwearie High School which will include work to progress with a replacement of the existing synthetic turf pitch there and explore the potential for an upgrade to the running track.

A new operating model for the new school campus at Windmill Road will give the local community access to the new synthetic turf pitch and sports facilities

The committee also agreed to continue with work to explore opportunities to develop sporting facilities on the Victoria Road Charrette site and to evelop proposals and identify funding opportunities to upgrade or provide new changing facilities and football pitches throughout the Kirkcaldy area, including the potential for the use of school facilities.

Cllr Neil Crooks, Chairman said: “Improving access to sport and physical activity is a priority for Fife Council and I’m pleased that we have agreed on these four areas as our local focus over the coming months.

“Schools are important community hubs and I welcome this work which will try to maximise the facilities they can offer entire communities, not just their pupils.

“Much of this development work will stand us in good stead to help to secure required funding and I look forward to seeing the local benefits in action that these projects could undoubtedly deliver.”