Scottish Galvanizers has scored a role in a project to upgrade facilities at a famous junior football club.
The Glasgow-based plant was called upon to provide its specialist hot dip galvanizing service to steelwork used to create new dugouts at Townhead Park, the home of Cumnock Junior Football Club in East Ayrshire.
The club, nicknamed ‘The Nock’, is celebrating its hundredth year after being set up in 1912 by a group of football enthusiasts and has a long and proud history of local and national success. It currently plays in the Scottish Junior FA Stagecoach West of Scotland Super League Premier Division and has twice won the Scottish Junior Cup, most recently in 1989.
Former top-flight referee Jim Rowan, who is now a renowned local blacksmith, fabricated the new dugouts, which will provide shelter to the managers and substitutes on match day. He explained: “I have always been passionate about encouraging people to get involved with local football so wanted to create something that would last a long time and be useful to the club. The new dugouts seemed the perfect way to do this.”
Paul Tait, Commercial Manager of Scottish Galvanizers, said: “We were delighted to help Jim Rowan complete the shelters and we wish the team the best of luck for the rest of the season. As the shelters have been galvanized, the steelwork that will be exposed to the elements will be protected from rust and corrosion for many years to come.”