The purpose of The Scottish Football Partnership’s Growing the Game Award 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 pilot project aims to create 60 new Grassroots teams during the 2014/15 season.
Bayside F.C. (East Region)
Under-9 Girls section
13 new players created
5 new coaches
4 -v- 4 format of the game
David Noble from the club, said “The new Bayside Blaze and Blast 9’s teams are now formed, with thirteen SWF registered players. The teams play in weekly mini-festivals at Pitreavie Playing Fields in Dunfermline, organised by Bayside Girls F.C. Head coach, Emma Black, works with a great team of coaches and parent helpers. The Blaze and Blast teams train once or twice a week at Pitreavie and enjoy Saturday Super 5s games versus Raith Rovers, Hillfield Swifts and Tullibody Lassies. The coaches and parent helpers are at the heart of organising the festivals. The players also benefit from monthly sessions with Coerver Scotland.”
“The girls are particularly looking forward to travelling to participate in summer festivals in Crieff, Motherwell and Holytown and to taking part in days-out with our 11’s and 12’s teams at, for example, Scotland games and Glasgow City Euro ties”.
“Our 9s players would like to thank The Scottish Football Partnership for helping to support the growth of our team”.