The SFP Trust was delighted to award funding of £500 from their 2019 Club Development Grant scheme to Middlefield Wasps S.C. from Balmedie in Aberdeenshire. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, 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.
The club, who have a membership of over 420 players, opted to use their award to purchase new strips for their youngest age-group – their 2014 team who play fun fours. Some of the funding was also directed at First Aid courses for new and existing coaches at the club. Andrew Mitchell, Club Secretary commented “Our thanks must go to The SFP Trust and Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this award which is greatly appreciated. Starting up a new age-group nowadays is costly and any help we can receive is gratefully received by everyone at the club.”