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.
Stonehaven Community F.C. (North)
18 new players created
11 –v- 11 format of the game
Richard Thomas, Coach Co-ordinator reported that in the 2013/14 season, the club only had enough players to form a composite U15s/U14s team and although not ideal, it ensured that the boys were able to continue to play football. This season, they now have an U14s and U15s team and in the last few months real progress has been made. Richard commented that “Both teams are clearly enjoying their football and this award from the SFP will help to push these age groups on by providing funds for additional coaching courses, equipment and facility funds and maybe an end of season treat for the hard work the lads have put in this year! I would like to congratulate the coaches and the managers Colin Horn and Malcolm Thom for all their hard work to make this possible. Keep up the good work!”
Additional club information for Stonehaven Youth F.C. : Players – circa 400 members and growing girls and boys 2009 to U-19s. Largest development age group in North East Scotland (ADJFA 7v7s). Adult pathway through Stonehaven Community Football Club formed February 2015. 65 certified coaches.