Pitch perfect for Bannockburn High after completion of major upgrades

A significant refurbishment of the football pitch at Bannockburn High School has been completed and is already benefiting the local community.

Team Photo of Milton AFC
Local football club Milton AFC are already making use of the upgraded facility

As part of the facility upgrades, a full 3G carpet replacement was carried out in addition to the installation of floodlights, CCTV and new goals.

The £275,000 renovation project was completed through match funding from the Scottish Football Association’s Grassroots Pitch and Facilities Fund.

The objective of the funding support from the SFA is to facilitate grassroots participation in football related activities. Local football club Milton AFC have already been making use of the new pitch, with bookings made available to the public from 11 March.

Josephine Rodger, Club Secretary at Milton AFC said: “The refurb will benefit our club greatly as all our male and female, youth and adult teams train and play there, as well as our disability and autistic teams.

“We are delighted that the facility is now so much better for all the school pupils, Active Schools, as well as other local football clubs and community sports groups."

'Valuable local resource'

Children and Young People Convener, Cllr Margaret Brisley said: “This major investment to renovate the pitch at Bannockburn High School underlines our commitment to providing high-quality facilities for physical activity and sport across Stirling.

“The pitch looks fantastic and is already benefiting a wide range of teams and organisations in the local community. With the work now completed, pupils at the school have a brand new sporting facility to enjoy which will also be a valuable local resource for grassroots football in Stirling.”

The refurbishment was funded through core Stirling Council spending via Education Lifecycle capital programme with match funding support from the SFA’s Grassroots Pitch and Facilities Fund. This was created through funding allocated via the UK Government’s Department for Culture Media and Sport