Panmure F.C. (Carnoustie Panmure & Monifieth Athletic partnership) from the Scottish FA East region recently received an award of £500 from The SFP Trust’s 2019 Club Development Grant scheme. 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 grant for Panmure F.C. will support the growth of the game for members over the age of 35. The introduction of this new team will provide a pathway for adults to make the transition from amateur and junior football into the Over-35s and let them take part in regular football activity across the East region. The grant will directly target 30 players over the age of 35 and 2 new coaches within the Panmure area to play regular football activity. Stewart Hunter from the club advised “This grant has been very valuable in getting the team up and running. We have been able to secure pitch costs for the year 2020 and the award has also helped to support the costs of registering and insuring the new team. Starting this team of over 35 year-old players has opened up a lot more opportunities in the area of Angus for people of that age that still want to play competitive football and we are most grateful to The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this funding.”