Glenafton Athletic have announced that they have submitted an application for full membership of the Scottish FA.

The club had said earlier this year that they were planning to submit an application to the SFA to become a member club.

One of the main stumbling blocks was the installation of a floodlight system at Loch park.

However, after recently completing the work on their new floodlights, and trying them out in a 2-2 draw with Darvel earlier this month, the club has moved into the process of a membership request.

Full membership would enable Glenafton to play in the senior Scottish Cup each season and would open the door to progression within the Scottish football pyramid - and perhaps, one day, promotion to the SPFL.

Steven Kerr, Glens' development and commercial manager, said previously: "In terms of the application, I would also like to thank Margo Crolley of East Ayrshire Vibrant Communities for her input, and I would also like to thank Keith Stewart of East Ayrshire Council, whose technical knowledge and expertise has been a great help with the application

"The benefits to the Glens and the village and community of New Cumnock of achieving this licence will be huge.

"It would allow us to progress through the pyramid system, and it also means we will be eligible to compete in the Scottish Cup."

Upon releasing the news that an application has now formally been submitted, a club spokesperson added: "We can confirm that this week the club submitted a membership application form to the SFA in order for the club to become a member club of the SFA for the start of the 2023/2024 season.

"Achieving our club licence would be a massive boost for the club and the community, and we will all work tirelessly to achieve this."