Plans are progressing to install Cumnock Juniors' new pitch at Townhead Park, with the majority of the surface now laid.

Originally opened in 2016, the pitch has over 500 weekly users who participate in a number of activities within the facility, with Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise (CJCE) leading a number of projects.

The cost of replacing the synthetic pitch, to SFA standards, is £181,732.01 with a grant of £127,212.40 secured as part of the continued drive to get more people active from the UK Government and the Scottish FA.

The pitch being laid.The pitch being laid. (Image: Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise)

The remaining cost was covered thanks to funding from East Ayrshire Council, as well as £10,000 of CJCE's own funding.

CJCE say that 80 per cent of the surface has been completed, with the new carpet being the same as that used at Livingston's ground.

According to the club's application for funding, the recommended lifespan for a FIFA quality pitch is eight years.

The pitch is coming along nicely.The pitch is coming along nicely. (Image: Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise)

CJCE says that the next step is the infill process using sand. Some 66 bags of sand were delivered this week, weighing around 80 tonnes, which is half the sand that will be required. This process is weather dependant.

Once everything has been completed, the pitch will be tested and certified to FIFA quality standard.


The contractors have really been powering on with the pitch relay, over the last few days. They have been laying our...

Posted by Cumnock Juniors Community Enterprise on Wednesday 19 June 2024