Players and coaches at club donate week’s wages to floodlight appeal

The club are hoping to install floodlights at Newlandsfield Park.

Players and coaches at club donate week’s wages to floodlight appeal Website

Players and coaches at a Scottish football club have contributed a week’s wages to help fundraising efforts towards floodlights.

Pollok FC were granted permission to install the floodlights at Newlandsfield Park last month.

The club say the installation will help them to realise their aspirations of playing at the highest level possible.

It forms part of Pollok’s campaign to become an SFA licensed football club, including the goal to meet infrastructure requirements, which would allow them to compete in the Scottish Cup.

In attaining that status, the club would also be able to play for promotion to the Scottish Lowland League if they were to win their current division – the West of Scotland Football League.

A GoFundMe page set up by Pollok has so far reached almost £13,000 towards its target of £20,000.

In a statement, Pollok said that the donation from the players and coaches underlines the “unity of vision” at the club.

They wrote: “The Club would like to thank them for doing so and express our appreciation for this fantastic gesture.

“As has been said before this is all about the Club fulfilling the aspiration to be able to play at the highest level possible and this underlines the unity of vision and that we are all in this together.”

Earlier this season, Pollok appealed to supporters to help support local foodbanks.

Collection boxes have been made available at matches, with donations accepted for items including cereal, soup, pasta, rice, and baby supplies.