Six months ago, if East Fife weren’t at home, nothing much was happening at Bayview.
Since September, 3 × 7-a-side and 3 × 5-a-side pitches are being used every night of the week with youngsters and adults playing or training. The pitch is used by East Fife Youth Academy, East Fife Girls and Ladies, Kennoway Star Hearts, St Andrews United, Walking Football and Over 35s as well as several block private bookings and regular new enquiries.
A week past Sunday (19th November) Fifers For The Community (FFTC) and East Fife hosted the second CEFSSA fun 4's and super 5's festival and from 10am – 2 pm more than 300 youngsters played on the new pitch and 300-400 parents and families enjoyed food and drink in the club lounge. Teams from East Fife, Glenrothes Athletic, Kennoway, Glenrothes Lions, Real Fife, Kelty Hearts, Strollers, Thornton Locos and Templehall took part.
Last Sunday (26th November), a charity match in remembrance of Owen Nisbet, a local 11-year-old who passed away recently from a short illness. Ex-players from all four Fife teams took part including Paul McManus, Craig Lumsden, Gilbert Allan, Andy Tod and Mark McCulloch took part. Prior to the main match, a couple of 7-a-side games between East Fife Youth Academy and Kennoway teams, with which Owen had been associated, took place. FFTC offered use of the pitch, and East Fife FC the changing rooms, free of charge.