Shipyard granted Club Licence.
The Club is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a Club Licence, at entry level, by the Scottish Football Association. The Club achieving this licence is great news for the town of Burntisland as it preserves part of the town’s heritage of having an S.F.A. member club and keeps the Club at the forefront of Fife football.
Gaining the licence is reward for five years of hard work by the committee as the Club strived to meet the standards required, from erecting the dug-outs, the construction of the covered enclosure and finally the clubhouse refurbishment and extension. These are the visual effects that everyone can see, however, behind the scenes a massive amount of work also took place to ensure that our legal, administration and finance procedures met the criteria along with health and safety, club policies and coaching standards.
Proud chairman Jim Thomson said “It has been a tough few years as we tried to raise funds and balance the books and still keep an eye on the footballing side of things. I have to thank all of the committee members for their hard work and in particular secretary Drew Beveridge who has worked tirelessly to get us to where we are now”. Several businesses, trusts and organisations were involved in the Club being awarded the licence and Jim went on to add “Obviously the project would never have come to fruition without the help of several grants and I would like to place on record my thanks to Briggs Marine, The Scottish Football Partnership, Awards for All, The Burntisland Common Good Fund, and Fife Council for their financial support. I also have to thank those who carried out the work for us and in particular, Fife Council Youth Training Group, Beamhouse Engineering, Darrin Wilson, Brian Urquhart and Alex Jarrett and his team for their contribution in the construction of the facilities”. The license is reviewed yearly by the Association and Jim was keen to emphasise “Now that we have a licence it is important that we keep it and we as a club will have to continue working hard to ensure that we maintain it and not rest on our laurels and let our standards slip”.