WORK has started on pitch maintenance at Central Park with vertidraining to be followed by sand and seeding.

It’s also time for other ground maintenance and the help of fans would be appreciated.

Said Cowden director David Allan: "If anyone has time to assist then the Club are looking for help over the coming weeks to get the stadium ready for the new season and it’s annual safety inspection.

"This week and next, the crush barriers are being painted so if anyone can spare some time between 10am and 2pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, please pop down to Central Park where a roller and blue paint will be waiting".

Meanwhile looking to the future coaching taster sessions are going ahead at the Leisure Centre astro pitches.

Cowden held its free taster session last Tuesday night for its new Player Development Programme for 6 to 8 year-olds at the Ccentre Astro.

Under the watchful eye of Cowdenbeath community coach and UEFA B licence holder, Dean Ewing, a group of potential stars enjoyed an hour of coaching designed to enhance individual ability and team awareness.

The sessions continued on Tuesday evening 5 till 6 pm and there are still a few places left.

Sessions cost £3.30 per session with a discount for block booking, see for details.