Newtongrange delighted after licence renewal

Newtongrange Star have this week received the positive news that their Scottish Football Association licence has been renewed.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:53 am
Updated Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:59 am
Newtongrange Star have received positive news from the SFA

The game’s governing body in Scotland must be satisfied with a list of requirements to award licences to its clubs, including the standard of the ground, club structure and various codes of practice.

Star have satisfied those criteria to entry level it has been confirmed.

The club announced: “The club are delighted to announce we have had our SFA license renewed.

"Last year was the first time the club received the license that has a wide range of benefits including entry into the Scottish Cup – which Star entered for the first time ever this season.

"An enormous amount of work went into getting the license last year and the same can be said this year to ensure the club retained it’s membership with the governing body.

"Everyone on the committee and many others around the club have all made a huge contribution to make it all possible.

“We hope by the time the Scottish Cup comes round next season we are able to welcome all our supporters to New Victoria Park and, who knows, maybe a big away day or two.”

Newtongrange Star currently sit seventh in the East of Scotland League’s Premier Division which is, of course, currently suspended and waiting news on a pathway to return.

The club’s 2020/21 season Scottish Cup campaign was ended in December with a 4-0 second preliminary round home loss to Rothes.