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.
Glentanar Community F.C. (North Region)
New Girls 2008/9 section
19 new players created
David Adams from the club said, ” The Growing The Game Award from Scottish football Partnership and Clydesdale bank was used to purchase small-sided goals and footballs for our new 2008/9 girls team. The Club changed its name in 2012 from Boys Club to Community Club. Although there was always an open policy and we had a number of girls, we felt that this change more appropriately reflected our ethos and would assist in recruiting additional members. We have also introduced a dedicated girls section with ground-up plans to continually recruit towards a full girls section including a ladies team. We even changed the Club constitution to have the girls wear pink socks to re-inforce the separate identity within the Club whilst ensuring we retained the overall Glentanar brand. The girls you see in the attached photo will hopefully remain with the Club and form the basis of that team in years to come. In addition to the use of small-sided goals by girls, this equipment supplements our existing stocks and will allow us to host mini 4v4 festivals going forward at our Woodside facility for both boys and girls”.