Cumbernauld Colts F.C. from the Scottish FA Central Region were grateful to be awarded £500 from The SFP Trust’s 2018 Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust and The Clydesdale Bank 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 fantastic grassroots club, with over 530 players – both boys and girls and 100 registered coaches decided to use their funding to support the development of coaches to attain their Level 2 Coaching Certificate. The photographs show some of the club’s young players as well as two of the club’s coaches, Jack and Fraser attending a Scottish FA coaching course. The club’s Chairman, Stewart McKenzie commented “The club are extremely grateful for the support of the SFP Trust to assist with our coach development programme. Our coaching team are our prize assets and if we are to develop our players to be the best they can be, we need coaches with the necessary knowledge and skills and the funding from The SFP Trust has allowed us to offer additional support at Level 2.”