“Finally” say Shetlanders after work starts on Lerwick’s 26th football pitch

CLICKIMIN – Shetlanders up and down the isle are in a jovial spirit today after work began on the new football pitch at the Clickimin Leisure Complex.

Pointless Park will be named after the local councillor Ian Pointless who worked with the SFA to get planning permission for the new park.

There has been a strong feeling in the community that there is a dearth of playing surfaces for those who are into football in Shetland. Lerwick has as few as 25 football pitches at the present moment, and Pointless Park stands to be the 26th.

Cllr Pointless told Da Bonxie:

“This is a small step on the way to ensuring that Shetlanders are never more than 50 feet from a football surface.

“It’s vital that Shetland’s youngsters are given a choice when it comes to sport. And by that I mean a choice to play football at Clickimin, to play football at Seafield or to play football at Gulberwick, or indeed any of the other 22 or so playing surfaces.

“We really value giving young people in Shetland a diverse sporting upbringing, and we’re sure that Pointless Park will continue to provide options for young bairns, all of whom are obviously only interested in football and nothing else.”

4 Comments on "“Finally” say Shetlanders after work starts on Lerwick’s 26th football pitch"

  1. Alison bruce | 8th June 2016 at 3:12 pm | Reply

    Disgraceful! Horse riding is also a sport. Keeps the children very busy and is extremely skilful. When are you going g to help them? I think you’re having a laugh! Where’s the money come from for this? You don’t need Money for the land because you already own it a d took it away from the riders!I doubt you will be but you should be ashamed of yourselves for only caring about football!!!!

  2. Malcolm Reeves | 8th June 2016 at 3:45 pm | Reply

    26 Football pitches in Lerwick ? No wonder those of us living outside of Lerwick can’t get some facilities, The money is always spent in Lerwick with nothing left in the kitty for anynywhere outside of the town.

  3. Horses can ride in the countryside. If u don’t like the facilities in your back two bit shires, come enjoy the city life and all facilities we bring.

  4. Alexander McMillan | 9th June 2016 at 11:17 pm | Reply

    Good one of th lerwicks spare pitches
    Can be turned into as CARAVAN park as the planning Dept said there would be one up and running before the start to build the school once again conned by the Council

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