Dalry Rovers F.C. from the Scottish FA South West Region were delighted to be one of the first recipients of The SFP Trust’s 2019 Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, was developed to assist grassroots clubs in three specific areas – to increase participation by adding a new team to a club’s existing membership; to improve, enhance and sustain existing team activity through the purchase of new training equipment and/or funding First Aid training for coaches or thirdly to support Coach Education.
This Ayrshire club, with approximately 15 registered coaches mentoring and coaching 65 boys and 20 girls playing fun fours through to full 11-a-side football, opted to use their funding to support all their various age-groups with new kit and equipment. Colin Lindsay from the club had this to say about the award “Many thanks to both The SFP Trust and Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this grant – the club are delighted to receive this award which will allow us to purchase more equipment for our young players. We have a number of teams now playing with the club after only re-starting just over two years ago, after no team operating in Dalry for the previous five years. This grant will allow for much-needed new equipment to help the kids develop their skills while keeping them active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle”. You can see some of the young players pictured here, including the 2010, 2012 and girls’ Under-13 team.