Waterside Football Park
During 2011, the existing grass football pitch surface at Waterside has been upgraded with the installation of a new drainage system and sand slits. Surface works including levelling, cultivation, top dressing, grass seeding and initial maintenance work have also been carried out.
For the parks last event before this work began, a special charity match was arranged with local residents Paul Hartley and former Celtic hit man John Hartson captaining each of their teams. John Hartson bagged a hat-trick and led his side to a comfortable 6-3 victory on 11 January. It was the first time Hartson had graced a football pitch since his treatment for cancer. Many local celebrities took part in the match, such as former Saint Ninian's High pupil, and now star of The Thick Of It, Peter Capaldi.
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