Drumchapel Amateurs F.C. from the Scottish FA Central Region were delighted to receive an award of £500 from The SFP Trust’s 2019 Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, 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.
Drumchapel Amateurs recently moved to new facilities to allow all their teams to train at the same place and as part of their development plans, they wanted to be able to purchase equipment to be shared across all age-groups and this grant will now help them buy this new training equipment. Laura Stewart, Secretary of the club told us that as teams move to the main pathway, they’re keen for new volunteers to engage in coach education and the grant will also help four volunteer coaches – Barry Seager, David Elsby, Kenny McSheffrey and Paul McArthur – acquire new coaching certificates. Laura commented “Drumchapel Amateurs are delighted to be in receipt of this grant from the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust. We coach children from 3 years of age through to adulthood with an academy for 3 to 5 year-olds, 13 youth teams, an Amateur team and a Walking Football group. The grant will be used to further develop coaches and allow the players from the academy to progress into the newly formed team. The equipment will help enhance our training sessions and enable us to encourage all players to be the best they can be. Drumchapel Amateurs is run solely by volunteers who give up their time all year round and we are so grateful to them for their hard work and dedication to the club – many thanks again to the SFP Trust and the KFCT.”