Syngenta Juveniles who are a Scottish FA Legacy Level Quality Mark club, approached The Scottish Football Partnership Trust in May of this year to discuss funding opportunities for additional changing rooms and welfare facilities within their base at Little Kerse, Grangemouth. The club which has a growing membership of over 350 players was finding it increasingly difficult, due to the limited on-site changing provision, to accommodate all of their players and coaches and to fully utilise the fantastic playing facilities at their disposal. Little Kerse, which has recently undergone its very own revamp now includes 2 brand new 3G surfaces as well as 5 natural grass pitches.
Dave Buglass, Executive Committee Member at Syngenta said, “In trying to find a solution to our deficiency in changing facilities we researched The Scottish Football Partnership’s very successful containerised changing room project and followed this model to help provide vital supporting infrastructure for our current teams and to give us opportunities to increase our football activities going forward. The grant of £5,000 from The SFP Trust was vital in part-funding the purchase of 4 new changing rooms, a toilet block and also to off-set the cost of installation. We are very grateful to Stuart and his Board of Trustees for supporting the club with this project and our ambitions to continue to grow and develop football at grassroots level”.