Girvan boss appeals to club sponsors for urgent help

Girvan FC boss Alan Cotton has for the first time laid bare the perilous state of the club’s financial situation.

Girvan haven’t played at home since before Christmas and Cotton is now asking for existing sponsors and the general public to help the Hamilton Park side out.

“The finances if I’m being honest are quite catastrophic at the moment and it is really difficult right now,” he said.

“It has been a combination of three things I’d say.

“The weather and cancellations have obviously not helped especially when you still have to pay players wages though they are actually the least of our costs this season.

“Due to the financial climate sponsorship levels aren’t like what we’ve had in the past and I’d appeal to any company or business person out there to help Girvan FC out.

“And thirdly we have had to spend a lot of money to ensure our ground is up to SFA standards by the end of next season.

“That means we have been paying money to architects and builders as we try and improve the state of the facilities and the ground.

“A lot of teams have had a go at Girvan this season for how we get into the Scottish and enjoy a bye in the junior cup but boy do we pay for it.”

Cotton says the club are still keen to push ahead with the idea of developing Hamilton Park as a community ground.

“That is our end game and is the reason why are we trying to upgrade everything at Hamilton Park including the stand, the changing rooms and the astroturf.

“There is huge potential here if we realise it and that’s part of my remit. We want Girvan FC to be at the heart of the community.”

Girvan hope their Scottish Cup fourth round replay against Rutherglen will go ahead this Saturday with good weather predicted all week. Kick off is at 2.15pm.

The latest winner of the clubs 50/50 draw was Joe Devlin who won £73.50.