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.
NK Utd (West)
Under-9 and Under-11s Girls
8 new players created
7 –v- 7 format of the game
NK Utd from the Maryhill area of Glasgow, who are part of the North Glasgow Football Development Group, was recently awarded funding from the Growing the Game Initiative and Nicola Hay from the club advised that the award has helped the club to buy all the equipment needed to host proper football sessions. The young girls of primary school age have particularly loved the the pink bibs and pink balls! The award has also helped the club increase participation numbers and recently the under-9 team took part in a tournament which they thoroughly enjoyed and both age groups will participate in friendly matches which have been arranged over the coming weeks.