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New vibrant sports pavilion in Dyce officially opened


Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen’s new clubhouse – Dyce Sports Pavilion – has been officially opened by chairman Tony Dawson with help from Len Nicol, Dyce Boys Club treasurer and coach.

The opening ceremony took place on Tuesday 21 February and welcomed around 40 guests to view the new venue as Tony and Len unveiled the plaque.

Aberdeen City Council and Sport Aberdeen invested over £300,000 in the transformation project, in addition to £30,000 funding from Dyce Boys Club FC and £20,000 from The Scottish Football Partnership Trust. 

The much-needed Dyce Sports Pavilion offers modern changing, meeting, and storage amenities for players, officials and referees – and will hopefully become a focal point for the community.   

Dyce Boys Club F.C. and Dyce Rugby Club have been key partners in the transformation project and will now have a new place to call home before and after training sessions and matches.         

Tony Dawson, Sport Aberdeen chairman, said: “I am delighted to see the new Dyce Sports Pavilion come to life after a radical transformation.

“It is a brilliant facility to compliment the well-established 3G pitch and we look forward to seeing local sports clubs benefiting from it.”

L-R: Mark Slater Club Development Manager – North, Scottish Football Association, Len Nicol Treasurer and Coach at Dyce Boys Club FC, Tony Dawson Sport Aberdeen chairman, and Cameron Watt, Football Facilities Manager, Scottish Football Association

Neal Ross, Interim Chief Operating Officer at The Scottish Football Partnership, said: ““The SFP Trust was delighted to support this project with funding from our James Anderson Grassroots Football Facilities Fund. 

“The culmination of many months of hard work and collaboration has resulted in this superb facility and it will be great to witness the benefits which the new sports pavilion will bring not only to Dyce Boys Club and Dyce Rugby Club but also to members of the local community. It is a fantastic achievement by all involved.”

L-R: Len Nicol and Tony Dawson

Len Nicol, Treasurer and Coach at Dyce Boys Club FC, said: “Dyce Boys Club who – along with Dyce Girls, Dyce FC and Dyce Women – make up the Dyce Community Sports Partnership look forward to making full use of this fantastic new facility.

“It gives us a permanent home and an opportunity to host football festivals and football events which previously could not be held due to a lack of facilities.”