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Glenafton Athletic

Formed: 1930
Home colours: Red / Red / Red
Change colours: White / White / White
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Home ground: Loch Park
Address: 115 Castle, New Cumnock, KA18 4AE
Record attendance: vs Cumnock, 1962/63
SFA Licence Award: Entry Level
Location: New Cumnock is in East Ayrshire and sits mid-way between Glasgow (40 miles to the north-west) and Dumfries (38 miles to the south-east). From Kilmarnock (21 miles) follow the A76 passing through Mauchline (15 miles) and by-pass Auchinleck (7 miles) and Cumnock (5 miles) and follow the signs for Dumfries. Follow the A76 and Loch Park is situated on the right hand side of the road just beyond the Railway station. There are parking facilities, including for coaches, on the opposite side of the road.
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Nearest Railway Station: New Cumnock (200 yards)
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Capacity: 2000
Seats: 250
Cover: Yes
Floodlights: No
Playing surface: Grass
Social club: Yes
Notes: Glenafton Athletic were formed in 1930 and played on a colliery owned pitch in the heart of the miners rows at Connel Park, a mile or so to the west of the village. The club relocated to the purpose built Loch Park in 1960 situated on the land close to where the Afton Water flows gently into the River Nith. To mark this new beginning the club also changed colours from black and white to red and white.
A wide selection of hot and cold snacks, and drinks are available at very reasonable prices in their kitchen, popular with home and travelling suporters. The Mick Morran stand, named after the club's late legendary physio provides shelter on those infrequent days that the sun is not shining at New Cumnock.