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.
Glenvale F.C. (West)
2010 boys section
12 new players created
Fun Fours format of the game
Glenvale F.C., based in Paisley, recently received an award from the SFP Trust for their new 2010 boys section which enabled the team to purchase some new training kit and equipment for the youngsters, some of whom are pictured above. Tom Hastings from the club commented “Glenvale F.C. would like to thank The Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the Clydesdale Bank for the £500 grant which has helped the club to establish our 2010 team and allowed them to participate in small sided games within the PJD&YFL.”
“The club has realised over the last few years that the early months of a new age group are the most important and that during this period the coaches have to be able to concentrate on coaching the players and building a rapport with them. The funds provided mean that they can concentrate on this task without having to spend additional time worrying about fundraising.”
“The grant has allowed the club to enter two 2010 teams into the PJ&DYFL with 4 coaches who have been on SYFA coaching courses. It has also contributed to providing training equipment and kit for the players which in itself allows the kids to feel that they are part of a Club. We are most grateful to the SFP Trust and the Clydesdale Bank for this support.”