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.
Blackburn United F.C. (South East)
Under-11 Girls section
14 new players created
Blackburn United F.C. were recently granted a Growing the Game award from The SFP Trust in partnership with The Clydesdale Bank. The funding has allowed the club to set-up a new Under-11 Girls section. Nigel Thorpe from the club confirmed that the award enabled the girls to purchase new kit and equipment which was essential for their development within the game. As you can see from the above photograph, the girls all look fantastic in their new training kit and we wish them well for the remainder of the season.