Currie Star F.C., a community club from the Scottish FA South East region, were delighted to be awarded £500 from the SFP Trust’s 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 ever-growing club has almost doubled its numbers over the last six years and now has a membership of just over 420 players. The club wished to ensure that all their coaches were sufficiently qualified and therefore decided to spend their grant on coach education and training equipment. The club’s Chairman, John Brock said “We are hugely grateful to the SFP Trust for the award of this Club Development Grant. This money has contributed towards putting our 2009 team coaches on coaching courses in addition to buying extra training equipment for the boys. Currie Star are extremely grateful for the assistance provided.”