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.”