Lauderdale Youth F.C. from the Scottish borders recently received funding through The Scottish Football Partnership Trust’s Club Development Grant scheme which is supported by the Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust.
This vibrant club based in Lauder, who already operate over ten teams from fun fours through to full 11-v-11 football, opted to use this funding to help grow their girls section, using the funding to specifically assist with new taster sessions/festival events for their Under-10 girls by purchasing goals and associated equipment, as well as providing coach education support.
Robyn Elliot from the club thanked both the SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this grant and said “In Lauder we have around 25 girls who train with us every Saturday and sometimes Sunday’s. The event we hope to host is for girls across the Scottish Borders and there are likely to be in the region of 50-60+ girls attending. Our girls section continues to grow and we hope that the event in the Scottish Borders will help to attract more young players to the club. The club relies completely on volunteer coaches and there are now four coaches in the U9 (soon to be U10) section. We hope that by investing in our coaches through training that they will continue to move through the club into the older girls sections.”