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.
Stirling Albion Junior Academy (Central)
20 new players created
Stirling Albion Junior Academy were fortunate enough to receive a Growing the Game award which enabled the club to create a new 2009 boys team, which will see around 20 new players participating in the game. The youngsters will start off playing 5-a-side football, then 7s and eventually the boys will progress to playing 11-a-side games. Sharon Grant from the club was delighted with the award which has allowed the team to purchase kit, balls, bibs, markers, kit bags as well as a first aid kit. As you can see from the above photograph, the boys are raring to go and already looking like budding football stars!