Aberdeen’s Sunnybank FC social club facing cash problems
Popular centre under threat
ONE of Aberdeen’s biggest junior football clubs is facing extinction.
A notice posted on the wall of Aberdeen’s Sunnybank FC social club revealed the team has been left reeling after a “dramatic decline in income”.
The sign called on Sunnybbank FC members to “use the full potential of the club before it is lost forever”.
It said: “Over the last few months the club has suffered a dramatic decline in income. Unless there is an immediate reversal of this trend the future of Sunnybank FC is looking very bleak.
“The GMC is taking steps to cut costs and seek other options to raise revenue but without the help of members it will be a fruitless attempt.”
The social club, in Aberdeen’s Heathryfold, is used as a base for activities, such as darts, boxing and golf.
Commonwealth champion Lee McAllister previously fought several amateur bouts at the ailing Aberdeen club, which is home to Granite City Boxing Club.
Area councillor Kevin Stewart said: “I hope the community and members will rally to secure its future.”
Sunnybank FC social club treasurer Graeme McLennan said: “We are going through a tough time like a lot of other clubs are at the moment but we have put some measures in place to try to come out of that.”
Mr McLennan said the Aberdeen club has more than 1,100 members, some of whom are in the process of calling an emergency general meeting.
The Aberdeen club’s greatest victory saw the side lift the Scottish Cup in front of 22,000 fans at Hampden in 1954.