Dumbarton Football Club - Sons of the Rock 1872

CLUB RESPONDS TO CASTLE LIGHTING STORY

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

DUMBARTON Football Club has strongly re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the local community and participating in improvement plans and events wherever possible – including the imaginative Rock of Ages festival in June.

The statement comes after an article in the press proclaiming, 'Bid to light up Dumbarton Rock halted by town's football club', and responses to that on social media.

A Club spokesperson said: “While we are the first to thank the local press for the excellent coverage they give to our club and the community, on this occasion the impression created is unfortunate.

“We therefore want to make it clear that while an objection to the lighting scheme has been put in by our owners, as is their right, the chairman and club board have made no such formal response and sincerely hope that a solution can be found which protects and furthers everyone's interests on a mutual basis.

“Dumbarton Castle is one of the five top historic castle sites in Scotland, and Dumbarton Football Club are Scotland's original Champions. We are honoured to have this connection and we will be actively seeking ways of maximising its impact moving forward.

“While we are a part-time club with limited resources, we want to do everything we can to strengthen links with the Dumbarton community of which we are proud to be part.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our team during a tough season. We look forward to welcoming you to the C&G Systems Stadium again soon.”

The Sons final League One home game is against Stranraer at the Rock this coming Saturday 27th April.

Simon Barrow