Mormond Thistle F.C., a grassroots club based in the small village of Strichen in Fraserburgh, were recently awarded a grant from the SFP Trust’s Club Development scheme to assist the club purchase a new floodlight.
This initiative, which has been supported from funds donated by the SFP Trust, The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust and The Clydesdale Bank was developed to support and 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 equipment and/or to fund First Aid training for coaches; to support Coach Education.
Stuart Craib from Mormond Thistle F.C. was most grateful for the award which will allow the club to purchase and install a new floodlight to cover an additional area of their home pitch. He commented that this new equipment “would offer more of our young players the opportunity to train outside during the winter months and would provide better and more sustained training sessions for the club’s six teams which range from a 2012 team playing in 4-v-4 festivals through to their senior side who play in a local welfare league. On behalf of everyone at Mormond Thistle, I would like to thank The Scottish Football Partnership Trust for this award”.