Forfar Farmington Football Club is desperately fundraising for dugouts to put its sports complex top of the league.
The north-east’s premier women’s football club has one more week to reach its £2,000 Crowdfunder goal to provide shelter for home and visiting teams at its Market Muir ground.
The club was formed in 1984 and now caters for players aged from five upwards.
It draws on players from throughout Dundee and Angus having multiple teams at under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-17 levels, a Scottish Women’s Football League Division 2 Ladies team and is the only club to have a team in the Scottish Women’s Premier League 1 from north-east Scotland.
Club founder and chairman Colin Brown said: “Without the help of this kind of funding these sort of facilities can’t be got.”
It is hoped all those involved with the club, past and present, will come forward to offer their support.
Donations have been slow with only £155 pledged to date.
Other funding avenues have been explored but club members and players hope the remainder of the funding can be secured before the final whistle blows on the Crowdfunder page.
Mr Brown continued: “The dugout will save the players standing out in all weathers waiting to get on to play.
“We have the clubhouse, we have floodlights, dugouts would finish off the complex.”
The dugouts would also provide protection for training bags and first aid equipment frequired at the side of pitch from the elements.
Forfar Farmington Football Club secured the lease of an area of the Market Muir, its home ground, in 2007.
After many hours by a dedicated group of volunteers, including financial support from SportScotland and the Forfar Common Good Fund, Forfar Farmington now has a clubhouse base on the south-east corner of the football pitch at Market Muir.
The opening of the new building marked the culmination of an ambitious project which involved a massive fundraising drive, the sourcing of grant aid, the relocation of a former hospital ward building from the Forfar Infirmary site to the Market Muir, and its transformation in 21st century facilities for use by the club and other groups within the community.
Anyone wishing to support the club’s latest project can do so via the Crowdfunder page visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/forfar-farmington-fc-dugouts-for-market-muir
The final date for pledging support is June 29.