Pollok FC – SFA Licensing Update

Pollok Football Club can confirm that plans to achieve a Scottish FA Licence for Newlandsfield are progressing well.

Our application to the Scottish FA for Membership was submitted this month.  

After discussions and negotiations with the two main sports floodlighting contractors in Scotland, a preferred solution has been identified and a planning application is underway. The considerable groundworks for the installation of floodlights have also been specified and costed.

A Planning Application for the installation of a modular toilet block and disabled toilets has also been submitted.

Likewise, most of the administrative requirements that are needed for licensing are also complete.

However, there is still a lot to do, including:

  • disabled access and cover
  • signage around the ground
  • filling Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Medical roles at the Club to name just a few.

We aim to have these, and all other requirements, completed by February 2022 but we understand there are elements that we cannot control such as the weather, the planning process and the resources that may be available to us at the time we need them.

At this stage we envisage that the source of most of the required funds has been identified but there may be a shortfall or gaps for certain items and there will always be more we can do.

As such we do intend to appeal to members and supporters for financial assistance but without anyone being made to feel that it is any sort of obligation.

The Club would like to put on record its thanks to those who have worked so hard and given so much of their time to the task so far and to those who have volunteered their services for the future.