The purpose of The Scottish Football Partnership Trust’s Growing the Game Award, in partnership with The Clydesdale Bank, is to assist Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs add one new team to their playing membership. The funding provided assists with the start-up cost of a new team and is delivered in conjunction with the Regional Football Development staff. This ambitious project aims to create 60 new grassroots teams during the 2016/17 season.
Culter Youth F.C. (North)
Under-9 girls section
8 new players created
Fun Fours format of the game
Culter Youth F.C. were selected to receive a Growing the Game award from the SFP Trust for their new Under-9 girls section which enabled them to purchase some new strips for the girls, as well as training and match balls and assisted with the costs of insurance and registration fees. The small amount remaining from the grant will be used to help fund the costs of indoor training facilities. Shona Fielding from Culter Youth F.C. remarked that the girls were really pleased with their new kit and remarkably won all their 4-v-4 festival matches on its first outing! She commented that “the award has been extremely helpful in getting the equipment required for the girls and we can now look to build the club, increasing the number of girls participating and expand the age groups. We are most grateful to the SFP Trust and the Clydesdale Bank for this support.”