Dundee East Girls Section from the Scottish FA East region were 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 club, based in Broughty Ferry, has over 50 girls registered playing 4-v-4s and 7-v-7s. Craig Feret, the club’s Development Officer commented “This grant has been used by the club to help with the introduction of a new Girls Football Team within Dundee East Girls Section at Under-11 level, along with preparation for a follow-up Under-9’s team for 2019. This ever-growing Girls Section started in 2016, and now has over 50 girls. The Club Development Grant from The SFP Trust has helped the club with the initial outlay that occurs with the introduction of a new team and with the purchase of training and match day equipment, as well as some help towards the initial facility costs to run a centre. In addition to this, we have spent the other portion of the grant on upskilling new volunteers with the relevant coach education. We would like to thank the Scottish Football Partnership Trust for this award – everyone connected to Dundee East Girls Section are extremely grateful for this support.” The photographs show the girls at a recent football festival and posing with the Scottish Cup.