The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the Crerar Hotels Trust have teamed up to support the provision of new goalposts for seven grassroots community football clubs in the North of Scotland.
One of the clubs to receive a set of Fun Four goalposts is Buckie Thistle Football Development who are a Scottish F.A. Quality Mark accredited club based in the town of Buckie in Moray. This type of initiative is key to the development of football in Scotland as it supports the youngest age group of kids who are just starting out their journey in the game.
The club offers football coaching to boys and girls from ages 4 to 12 in a safe, well-controlled environment and currently provides training to over 130 kids from the local area. The club is run completely by volunteers and provides football coaching all year round. The youngsters train at the 3G astro pitch in the winter months or indoor at Buckie High School and for the remainder of the year they train at Merson Park, Buckpool.
Mhairi Robertson from the club had this to say about the funding received “All costs incurred in running the club, buying equipment and renting pitches comes from fundraising events and donations. The fun four goals that have been awarded to the club will be put to good use throughout our training sessions and all the kids will benefit from their use. On behalf of all the youngsters at Buckie Thistle Football Development, we would like to thank The SFP Trust and Crerar Hotels for their support.”
Paddy Crerar, Chairman of the Crerar Hotels Trust and Chief Executive of Crerar Hotels commented;
“We are delighted to have made this award to The SFP Trust and look forward to hearing how this funding impacts their works. Crerar Hotels is committed to giving back to the local community to help it grow and thrive and provide opportunities that may otherwise seem out of reach. For every stay our customers have with us they are supporting others who really need it. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland and Yorkshire.”