Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Campbell Park Saltcoats

Campbell Park Saltcoats
 Home Of Saltcoats Victoria FC
Pictures Taken Monday 8th June 2015

Saltcoats Victoria Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of SaltcoatsNorth Ayrshire. Nicknamed the Seasiders, the club were originally formed in 1889 and play at Campbell Park. They currently compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association.
Campbell Park is now poorly situated within the town as there is no longer any housing in the area, and no nearby pubs. Saltcoats have always had a loyal support but the locals have shown in the past they will turn out for the big games. When Saltcoats twice reached the quarter final stage of the Scottish Junior Cup in the 1970s the home legs both attracted an estimated 3000+ supporters. Like many Junior Clubs Saltcoats rely on a hard working committee and sponsors to maintain revenue.
Campbell Park is now owned by North Ayrshire Council. The Grandstand was destroyed by a severe storm in the early 1970s. The changing rooms below were maintained for some years after, but now the club relies on pre-fabricated facilities. After these facilities were deemed unsuitable, the club were forced to groundshare with local rivals Ardeer Thistle for three years before returning in 2011 with new 'vandal proof' facilities being installed.
The team are managed since November 2014 by former Ayr United striker, Derek Frye.