Work to commence on new community pitch at Rugby Park

The area behind Rugby Park’s Moffat Stand is set for a fantastic revamp.

The Killie Community received a major grant as part of a UK Government funding through the Scottish FA to install a new artificial pitch in the area, combined with funding from The Killie Trust.

The application for the DCMS and Scottish FA Grassroots Pitch and Facilities Fund was approved with work set to begin after the 2023/24 football season.

The project is one of 40 in Scotland to receive a share of £6 million this year towards new and upgraded pitches, goalposts and floodlights.

Scottish FA President Mike Mulraney: “One of the priorities for the Scottish FA is ensuring that local communities across the nation have access to facilities, so it is wonderful to see the UK Government’s commitment to investing in our national game through the Scottish FA’s Grassroots Pitch & Facilities Fund.

“This investment will provide opportunities for a number of fantastic community clubs across the country and will play an important role in further developing the vitally important role that these clubs offer within their local areas.

“It is vitally important for the nation that we continue to make our national game accessible to all and we are extremely grateful to the UK Government for helping us to do so through this investment.”

UK Government Sports Minister Stuart Andrew: “Sport and physical activity is vital to our mental health and wellbeing, and each year thousands of people make a New Year’s resolution to exercise more.

“We know that one of the major barriers in getting active is access to high-quality sports facilities, which is why we are delivering 40 new projects in Scotland.

“The UK Government and Scottish FA have already delivered another 40 projects backed by £4 million to give local communities the high quality facilities they need.”

Below is drawings from local children who pitched their own designs for the facility