Salvesen Community F.C. from the Scottish FA South East Region were delighted to be awarded £500 from 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 Edinburgh based club operates with over 14 teams, including a para team, and offers football to 160 boys playing fun fours all the way through to full 11-a-side football. The club opted to use their grant to develop coach education for new and existing volunteer coaches to include attendance on first aid courses. Lynne Sharkey, Club Secretary commented on the award and said “The funding you have been kind enough to donate will be put to very good use as we are a non-profit making community club. The grant will allow our volunteers to attend coaching courses as well as helping to provide extra courses to make sure we have enough qualified first-aiders at the club and to ensure our young players are being well looked after at Salvesen. I would just like to say a huge thank you to both The SFP Trust and the Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust on behalf of the Committee, players and coaches at Salvesen Community F.C. – this funding will make a big difference and will benefit all our young players.”