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.
Stonehaven Youth F.C. (North)
Girls Under 7s
10 new players created
Fun Fours format of the game
Stonehaven Youth F.C. Girls Under-7s were able to purchase four new sets of portable goals and various training equipment with the funding received from the Growing the Game Initiative in conjunction with The Clydesdale Bank. The new team is a girls’ development age group playing in the SWF North Region football festivals and the award has been gratefully received. Tony Holman from the club said “These items will no doubt help the girls develop their skills. The goals were a great addition as we train on a very new all-weather pitch and the fixed goals that are there are slightly too big for the younger girls. All the girls are looking forward to a great start to their footballing careers, thanks again to the Growing the Game Initiative.” The above photograph shows some of the players with their new equipment. We we wish them every success in their football festivals.