The purpose of The Scottish Football Partnership’s Growing the Game Award 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 pilot project aims to create 60 new Grassroots teams during the 2014/15 season.
Caledonian Youth Club (South West Region)
15 new players created
3 new coaches
Fun Fours format of the game
Club coach Joy Young said,”Caledonian Youth Club, in alignment with the SWFA is committed to growing the game and participation in football for girls at all age levels. We are developing the girls section, building the number of age groups and giving girls the same opportunity to play football which is enjoyed by boys. This award aids us in that endeavour, allowing us to build a strong pathway from early years. With the award we’ve been able to fund training equipment (balls, cones, bibs) and strips for the girls and equip our coaches with the knowledge and skills to coach children from a young age, supporting us in providing female role models in football”.