The SFP Trust recently launched its new 2023 Club Development initiative thanks to generous funding received from our long-standing partner, the Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust.
The Trust is committed to promoting inclusive grassroots football participation throughout Scotland and this initiative aims to support the development and growth of 60 Scottish FA Quality Mark Clubs.
As well as receiving support from the KFCT, the SFP Trust and The Scottish F.A. also invested sums in the initiative which is delivered in partnership with SFA Regional Staff. Areas of support include developing and promoting inclusive participation for new teams with special consideration given to para football, opportunities for refugees and the provision of free “Come and Play” recreational activity. Another area of particular support is the development and growth of the girls and women’s game.
Corstorphine Dynamo F.C. from the South-East region were delighted to receive funding to help grow their girls section. The club currently has 38 girls since launching an initial free four-week block of activity.
Aaron Moffat, Club Chairman commented “Establishing and growing the girls section within Corstorphine Dynamo FC has been something the club has had in its sight for some time. A new voluntary role specific to growing the girls game has been introduced at CDFC which has allowed a real focus for the female section of the club. Support from The Scottish Football Partnership Trust is vital in allowing us to purchase much needed resources and equipment, allowing our women and girls playing football in the community to thrive whilst being active in a football setting. We are most grateful for this funding.”
Pictured are some of the youngest players to join the new girls section at Corstorphine.