The purpose of The Scottish Football Partnership Trust’s Growing the Game Award, in partnership with The Clydesdale Bank, is to assist Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs add one new team to their playing membership. The funding provided assists with the start-up cost of a new team and is delivered in conjunction with the Regional Football Development staff. This ambitious project aims to create 60 new grassroots teams during the 2016/17 season.
Dyce Girls F.C. (North)
Girls Under 7-9
12 new players created
Fun Fours format of the game
Dyce Girls F.C. were able to purchase four new sets of portable goals and footballs with the funding received from our Growing the Game Initiative in conjunction with The Clydesdale Bank. Dyce Girls is a new girls development age group playing in the SWF North Region football festivals and the award has gone a long way towards providing some of the training equipment required to ensure that these young girls can suitably develop their skills. The award means a great deal to the newly formed club, as financing such a venture is increasingly difficult in these times of austerity. The club now has the basic training foundation so that it can go forward, develop and provide a platform for the girls to fall in love with the sport and hopefully this will lead to a life-long passion for the game. Without this award, it would have been difficult for the club to both keep the players and attract others in the future. Club Secretary, George Anderson passed on the thanks of the girls, who all look fantastic in these photographs, and we wish them every success – and fun – in their football festivals.