June saw the launch of a new Grangemouth based grassroots sports club, LK Galaxy, a club that will look to combine the professionalism of the past and the contemporary values needed for the future.
The club was formed by a set of administrators and coaches who have over 25 years’ experience running and coaching in both the grassroots and professional game.
With a new modern constitution which places the focus will be on allowing the players, coaches and parents to take an active role in the development of the club both on and off the pitch.
Based in Polmont at Galaxy Little Kerse which is referred to as “Home of Community Football” and one of Scotland’s largest football centres, LK Galaxy will hope to support six different squads with up to 100 players taking part.
Initial age groups have been confirmed as: U21s, U17s, U16s, U13s and 2008s. The club is also keen to develop in line with interest from other age groups, with already a registered amount of interest in 2014s and 2013s.
The club plans to lead with modern values that place transparency at the top of the list for parents and coaches. A spokesman for LK Galaxy FC commented on these values, saying, “We’ve all been in the game a long time and we see around how much harder it is to run clubs at grassroots. Legislation, compliance and funding are all getting more difficult to manage. Everything needs to be out in the open in open forums and a there’s a chance for all to contribute. Regular parent communication will be key”
A forthcoming LKTV channel is already in the planning and receiving lots of interest from media students to launch as part of the 2019/2020 season.