Winchburgh Albion Youth F.C. from the Scottish FA South East region recently received a £500 grant from The SFP Trust’s 2020 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.
This fantastic grassroots club chose to use their award to purchase new 4-v-4 and 5-v-5 goals for their under-7 and under-9 teams – which has a membership of over 100 boys and girls – a number that is continuing to grow. Michelle Jempson, Club Secretary said “Winchburgh Albion were delighted to receive this financial award – especially in the current climate. We’re committed to providing the best possible environment for our young players to enjoy their football and develop their love for the game. This funding will go a long way to help us further build our club and respond to the ever increasing demand for football within our village. Thanks again to the SFP Trust and The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust for this award.”