Jeanfield Swifts Community FC has been selected by the Scottish Football Association to participate in a pilot project aimed at developing community clubs.
The project will largely be lottery-funded and the plans have now been made open for public opinion.
Swifts presented their plans on 27th November in front of a packed lounge at the Riverside Stadium in Perth, which include redeveloping playing and training facilities and building brand new spaces for local groups, alternative education, healthcare providers and other local sporting authorities.
The plans also include elements of social housing as well as a sustainable heating scheme.
The club is also looking to helping the local community take ownership of the new facility to help ensure a lasting legacy.
On the plans, club committee member Steve Antoniewicz said, “The key question we must ask is what needs does our community have? Our research has already told us about issues around school attendance, employment, drugs, alcohol, general health and mental wellbeing. As a very visible part of the community we could be at the forefront of helping to address some of these problems, and others that we uncover as we move forward.”
Details for community engagement have not been announced as of the time of writing.