2 February 2024

Delivering in the heart of Corkerhill for local people

A large group of young football players with their coaches, posing for a photo on a flood lit pitch

Established in 2011, Pollok United aim to build healthy, happy and successful communities through physical activities and sport in the southwest of Glasgow. The club has strong links with the community of Corkerhill and has developed a close working partnership with Glasgow Life.

In October 2020 Pollok United worked with our Community Assets team to reopen Nethercraigs Sports Complex under a Licence to Occupy through the People Make Glasgow Communities Programme. This scheme allows community groups and third sector organisations the chance to express an interest in managing council venues.

Since then the club has gone from strength to strength and now has over 500 players, 95 volunteers and 18 members of staff with approximately 10,000 people accessing the facilities at Nethercraigs per month. And it's not just football - Pollok United also offer a variety of other activities including armchair aerobics, Women on Wheels and Sporting Memories sessions, and have forged links with Sports Scotland, Glasgow Clyde College and Active Schools, hosting school festivals and sports days at Nethercraigs. The club were also awarded 'Club of the Year' in 2022 at the Glasgow Life Sporting Awards. Without doubt they are the heartbeat of Corkerhill and the surrounding area.

Andy Elliot, Club Manager at Pollok United said: "Our monthly meetings with the Glasgow Life team have been invaluable and the support over the last three years has helped us get where we are today".