Dyce Girls F.C. were delighted to receive funding of £500 from the SFP Trust’s Club Development Grant scheme which they utilised to support their under 9 and under 11 teams. The grant helped to purchase new portable goals, footballs, bibs, cones and other training aids for the girls who are pictured here. The initiative 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.
Club spokesman Len Nicol said, “Dyce Girls have been playing in the Under 7, Under 9 and under 11 festivals with a number of the Under 11s getting ready to step up to the Under 13 age group. Our numbers at present total 28 but we are working hard to increase not only the number of girls but the number of coaches at the club. For varying reasons this year has seen us lose 4 very experienced coaches through 4 very different but understandable reasons with us managing to find two replacements which has been a great boost for the girls. We are indebted to the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and their funding partners at the Clydesdale bank and the Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for all their support as without their financial backing we would find it difficult to renew training aids, footballs and the like. It is very reassuring to have the backing of such an organisation that is willing to help in the furtherance of girl’s football. Dyce Girls will continue to flourish and expand as a thank you to the Scottish Football Partnership Trust for their support”.