New Peterhead Boys Club changing rooms unveiled

Members of the Peterhead Boys Club football team with Ali Hynd, Chris White (Buchan Area Manager Aberdeenshire Council) and the their new changing room containers.
Members of the Peterhead Boys Club football team with Ali Hynd, Chris White (Buchan Area Manager Aberdeenshire Council) and the their new changing room containers.

Peterhead Boys Club has unveiled new changing facilities at Barclay Park.

The three converted shipping containers were donated by the Scottish Football Partnership, an organisation which has made a commitment to support grass roots football.

The total value of the donated equipment is in the region of £40,000.

Two of the containers have been customised as dressing rooms with space for a team and two toilets.

The third container is used for storage and is stocked with a set of portable floodlights, worth £5,000, which will allow the club to play all year round.

Boys Club chairman Ali Hynd said: “We are officially opening the changing room containers and storage facility that was kindly donated by the Scottish Football Partnership.

“This is not what we’ve done as the Boy’s Club, this is what we’ve done with the council.”

The Buchan Area Manager of Aberdeenshire Council, Chris White, also attended the unveiling.

Mr White said: “This is building on the facilities we’ve got in the town with the help of fantastic coaches and volunteers.”

He added that initiatives such as this would hopefully be supported in the future by the proposed Catto Park sports development.

The development by Peterhead Football Club is being spearhead by senior figures at Balmoor who are also forging links with the Boys Club.

Mr Hynd said: “We’re building a link with Peterhead Football Club. really quickly.

“We work with Nat Porter and Ian Grant and things are coming really coming together. We’ve now got a pathway from age five right through to the first team.”

Porter and Grant are general manager and vice chairman of Peterhead respectively and Porter has recently spoken about the importance of youth development in the club’s future.