BUFFS chairman Colin Boyd has talked about his hopes to turn Kilwinning Sports Club into a hub for the town’s community.

From football for all ages on the pitches to new stands for Kilwinning Rangers, KSC has plans for a hi-tech golf range and flip course to offering a tennis club for the community to stay fit.

It’s already started running its training session for younger players and once lockdown is eased, it should return to hosting around 1,500 footballers on the pitches, playing every day of the week.

On top of that, the club is the new home of Kilwinning Rangers with the main team and the youth teams feeling right at home now.

“It’s been two years since we put the first fence post in the ground at KSC to make our new home and we made that hard decision and now we are beginning to see the benefits for not only Kilwinning Rangers but for the whole town,” beamed Colin who is the chairman of KSC.

At the moment work on completing the stands at the Buffs Park area of KSC is well underway.

And Colin and the squad can’t wait to see the finished undercover stands completed by May.

He said: “Creating the stands for our supporters has been priority for us at the club and we will be one of the first junior clubs to offer undercover stands.

“We even have lights going in, we will be the Poundland version of Parkhead with our coloured lights.”

The Sports Club is the heart of football training in Kilwinning, before lockdown over 1,500 young people and adults were training on the pitches.

And even during lockdown young people have been able to play in small numbers.

For the last week the Pennyburn club has been full with young people learning new skills at the Easter football camps.

KSC Development officer Colin Hunter said: “It’s been challenging for everyone at the club but we have been keeping busy and pushing forward with our plans.

“We were gifted a large building from the former NPL site at Ardeer and our plan is to create an indoor sports facility here at KSC.

“This hub will allow us to offer basketball, tennis, badminton, netball, table tennis and Euro hockey, yoga, crafts and chess clubs to the community.”

Kilwinning Rangers and KSC will be running an after-school camp from April 19 until June from 3pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.

The club is open to all Kilwinning primary school children and a drink, sandwich and fruit snack will be provided for every child who goes along.