Our 2022 Club Development initiative was launched in March this year thanks once again to funding from our long-standing partner, The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust. The SFP Trust is committed to supporting and promoting inclusive football participation at grassroots level throughout Scotland and this initiative aims to invest in the development and growth of 60 Scottish FA Quality Mark Clubs, with a focus on increasing and enhancing participation opportunities for players and the continued development of volunteers.
Glasgow City F.C who have been championing women’s and girls’ football since 1998 were delighted to receive funding through this initiative. Over 220 girls play in their Youth Academy made up of 12 teams from Under-7s to Under-18s. The club are dedicated to providing these players with the best experience possible and coach education is crucial to this development. The club therefore decided to use this award to put two of their new coaches through their C Licence. Sarah Crilly, Academy Manager thanked both the SFP Trust and Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this funding and said “Being able to offer young coaches the opportunity to begin their C licence is a huge stride forward for the club. At Glasgow City we want to give all our players the best opportunity to develop, whether that is purely for the fun of participating or if they want to progress into our performance pathway. By having higher qualified coaches this is a step in that direction and something the club are excited about.”