By Paul Thomson East Kilbride News
Brian Kampman, president of East Kilbride Sports Club, hopes the Calderglen hub will benefit from a new community stadium.
East Kilbride Sports Club plays host to the town’s cricket, rugby and tennis clubs, as well as Calderglen Harriers and Torrance House Golf Club.
And Kampman believes if EK Community Trust’s plans for Langlands are given the green light, sports clubs members would be able to use the new facility as well as having greater options across the road at K-Park, which is operated by the Trust.
He told the News: “East Kilbride Sports Club fully supports the new stadium and we really want this to proceed.
“If the senior teams who use K-Park move to a new stadium, then I believe more of our juniors would be able to get use of the facilities at K-Park, particularly the rugby club.
“If the new stadium can accommodate other sports then I think that is fantastic.
“They are proposing a multi-sports hall as part of the new stadium and the more sports that can benefit from this, the better.
“As president of the sports club I would like to work closer with the Trust going forward to see how we can all benefit.
“Kids should be able to have as many facilities as possible to play sport and I’m appalled that no council members have ever come forward to show their support for this project.”
Meanwhile, East Kilbride Rugby Club secretary Malcolm MacDonald has also backed the plans.
He said: “As secretary of EK Rugby Club, and personally, I strongly support this proposal.
“EK has a shortage of good sporting facilities and this would be of tremendous benefit.
“The Community Trust has clearly shown it is an effective, socially responsible organisation.
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