Clyde F.C. Community were recently awarded £500 funding from The SFP Trust’s new Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, supported by Trust funds, as well as funds donated by The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust and the Clydesdale Bank, was introduced 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.
The club, who currently have six teams playing 4-a-side, 7-a-side and 11-a-side, utilised their grant to help some of their volunteer coaches advance their coaching qualifications. Tom Elliott from Clyde F.C. Community commented “We were thrilled when we got the news from The Scottish Football Partnership Trust that they would support some of our coaches to enhance their coaching qualifications. I know that from speaking to the coaches how much they enjoyed attending the C Licence and they brought back some excellent drills and coaching sessions to deliver at the club. As a new club, this has benefitted not only the coaches but helped us on our SFA Quality Mark journey and we have recently been awarded the Standard Award and are now looking to gain Development level.”