Greenock install all-year round facility
Greenock Cricket have a brand new training facility which is the culmination of three years of planning and grant accumulation.
The £30,000 investment means the Club now has an amenity which is all-weather, floodlit and is suitable for a large number of sporting and training uses. The Multi Use Games Area extends the ability of the Club to attract further sports and recruit more playing members, particularly those of younger ages.
Funding for the project was supported by Inverclyde Council (through the Community Facilities Fund), the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund (administered by SportScotland), the A.M. Ross Family Foundation and club fundraising. Without the financial assistance from these different sources, this project would have remained but an aspiration for the Club.
Greenock CC President, Peter Robertson, said, "The project extends the ability of Greenock Cricket Club to offer to its membership an area to play, practice and enjoy sport. It is an area which will be utilised by men and women, boys and girls across the age ranges of our Club membership and is, without doubt, the single most important improvement made to Glenpark facilities in many years."
The official opening of the MUGA took place on Sunday 7 June 2015. A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Mrs Ann McGarva of the AM Ross Family Foundation and was followed by a junior cricket game which was the unusual hybrid of Kwik Cricket and indoor rules, watched by a large number of members and guests.
Photograph in front of plaque - Inverclyde Councillors Martin Brennan and Jim Clocherty, Graham Finnie (Facilities Manager, SportScotland), Mrs Ann McGarva, Duncan McNeil MSP, Neil McGarva and Colin McDougall, Greenock Cricket Club Project Lead.