“On behalf of everyone associated with Palace Park FC can I offer my sincerest thanks to The Scottish Football Partnership for their support in providing the club with a new storage container and the funding which has allowed us to purchase new 7 v 7 goal posts. The timing of the award could not have come at a better time and the delivery of both the container and goals has allowed us to store our equipment safely at Bellahouston park, close to where we coach, making it easy to get set up on training evenings which we hold 4 nights per week. The coaches are over the moon that their cars are no longer mobile storage for the team. As you will see from the photos the 7 aside goals are being utilised for 3 hours a night, Monday to Thursday and have brought a more realistic game related feel to our sessions. Our club has been on the go now for nine months, we started coaching in the Bellahouston park with 8 kids and 4 coaches, and in a short period we have grown to 197 kids and 23 coaches. We coach from a Monday to a Thursday and have 11 teams playing on a Saturday & a Sunday in the GADL, PJDL and ERSDA. We are teaching kids not only football skill, but character building life skills through our positive coaching. Our motto is Pride, Unity and Respect and we believe that these values and behaviours are important not only in football but throughout life. We have achieved our Standard Quality Mark and will be presented with our Development Quality Mark at the Scotland v Holland U21 international at St Mirren park. We are about to set up an ethnic minority participation centre in conjunction with the SFA and have recently collaborated with Sense over sectarianism. Over the past few months with have also worked with the SFA to deliver coaching sessions in Lorne St Primary School and Ibrox Primary School”.
Palace Park F.C