Edinburgh South CFC were delighted to receive funding of £500 from the SFP Trust’s Club Development Grant scheme. 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.
Edinburgh South CFC, a fantastic quality mark community club from The Scottish FA South East region offers football to local youngsters and currently has a membership of well over 650 players and 132 registered coaches playing fun fours, super fives, 7-v-7, 9-v-9 and 11-v-11 football. The club decided to utilise their grant towards the start-up costs of a new Under-9 and Under-11 girls’ team. Initially, the club had only planned to develop an Under-11 age-group but the growth of the girls section led to an Under-9s team also being introduced. Paul Doig from Edinburgh South CFC commented “This Club Development Grant has allowed our club to grow our girls section from just one team to hopefully four in 2019. The girls are having great fun coming along on a Wednesday and working with our club’s community coach. Many thanks again to The SFP Trust, The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust and the Clydesdale Bank for this award which will help towards the purchase of kit and equipment for our new girls teams.”