Thursday, 27 October 2016

Dam Park Ayr

Dam Park (Cap.478) Ayr
 Home Of Whitletts Victoria FC
Pictures Taken Saturday October 22nd 2016
Whitletts Victoria Football Club are a Scottish football club, historically based in the Whitletts area of AyrSouth Ayrshire.
Nicknamed The Vics, the Club were formed in 1944, and currently play at Dam Park Stadium, near Ayr town centre. The Club were forced to leave their traditional home of Voluntary Park in Whitletts, which doubled up as a greyhound racing track, [1] in February 2011 after actions by the leaseholder raised major health and safety concerns, forcing the local council to close the stadium, which has since been demolished and is now the site of a new  housing complex called Victoria Crescent, after the Club.
On the park, the greatest era in the Clubs' history was the mid-late 1950's. In 1956 the Club played in front of 20,100 people at Shawfield Stadium in the semi final of the Scottish Junior Cup only to lose 3–2 to eventual winners Petershill. However the following season they won the Western League (South) Championship, losing out to North Champions Irvine Meadow in the play-off to determine the destination of the league championship itself.
Since then the Club has had in the main a troubled time with its' very existence called into question on a number of occasions but in recent years developments off the park has placed the Club on a more secure foundation and with stability the future now is a positive one.
The Club currently play in the Stagecoach Ayrshire District League organised by the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association

Voluntary Park in Whitletts 2008