The future is bright for Carrick sports club

The committee of the Carrick Sports club.
The committee of the Carrick Sports club.

The Carrick Sports Club in Maybole is facing a bright future after being under the threat of closure earlier this year.

Back in February the club’s committee had called a special meeting to discuss the possible closure of the club after almost four decades.

However, the threat of closure was halted in April with the formation of a small committee and since then the club has gone from strength to strength.

This is the result of members’ support and the redecoration of the ground floor area in an impressive citrus patterned carpet and paint job!

Steady as she goes is the message from the Club with a rationalised entertainment programme concentrated on the ground floor with the upstairs used for private functions and special occasions.

“We had to stabilise the finances and improve the package offered to members,” commented club Convener Brian Connolly.

“And we have made good progress on that long road.”

Creating a more dynamic environment has been a success and the concerns created with the closure threat have been removed.

“We are very much open for business in the long-term and welcome interest in utilising the upstairs function suite,” continued the Convener.

“We have a full quota of progressive committee members and the club is in safe hands.”

The Club began as the Carrick Speakers’ Social Club in the year Maybole Town Council passed into the history books as Kyle and Carrick District Council and Strathclyde Regional Council took over local government.

The property had been bought in December 1974 and was officially opened by Jim Sillars MP on June 20, 1975. In December 1983 the upstairs function hall was added.

Now as it enters its fourth decade in operation, it looks to build on the success of the past and create a bright future for the sports club.