West Kilbride AFC have paid a touching tribute to a late club legend, ensuring his legacy will live on for years to come.

The club had previously dedicated their Ayrshire Amateur FA Budget Blinds Division One title win last season to “Mr West Kilbride”, Alistair Dick.

And they’ve now gone a step further by renaming their home ground at Kirktonhall Glen the ‘Alistair Dick Memorial Park.

Alistair passed away in late 2021, and left a gaping hole not only in West Kilbride, but across the whole amateur football scene.

West Kilbride announced the official name change, along with new signage, at their family fun day on July 3.

Club captain Stevie Moran, a close friend of the Dick family, told the Herald: “I was very close to Alistair and had the honour of speaking at his funeral.

“In my closing remarks, I made reference to the fact that renaming Kirktonhall Glen park to the Alistair Dick Memorial Park would be a fitting tribute to the man in order to try and keep the standards of the club at the high bar he set.

“Obviously winning the league last season was a great achievement for the club in a season with peaks and troughs, particularly during the period of Alistair’s passing.

“I am really looking forward to starting a new season on the newly renamed park and hopefully we can continue building on last season.

“It will be an honour to lead the team out on the first home game of the season.”