‘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’.
North Kelvin United F.C (West Region)
Boys 2003/4 section
9 new players created
2 new coaches
7 –v- 7 format of the game
Iain Hunter of the club said “North Kelvin United are extremely grateful for the award money received from the Growing the Game fund. This award offers us the opportunity to pay for initial running costs whilst funding training kit and equipment without passing the bill on to parents. This is an invaluable bonus for any football club to offer as it allows us to relieve parents of some of the financial burdens associated with their children playing in a community football team. This is crucial in communities like Maryhill which, according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, has four of the most deprived areas in the city of Glasgow. Ensuring that football remains affordable and accessible to local people remains an important part of our club’s inclusive policy and we are delighted with the opportunities that the Growing the Game fund offers us. “