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.
Raith Rovers Ladies and Girls F.C. (East)
Adult Ladies section
17 new players created
11-a-side format of the game
Raith Rovers Ladies and Girls F.C. were delighted to receive their recent award via the SFP Trust’s Growing the Game Initiative. Derek Aitken, Chairperson commented “We were delighted to receive start-up funding from the SFP Trust in association with The Clydesdale Bank to help create our new ladies team. This award has helped towards our annual registration fee as well as part funding new tracksuits for the squad which has helped foster and support team identify from the outset. Establishing a ladies team has also given our youth players adult role models to look up to and has helped provide a full pathway for females in the Kirkcaldy area to play football, from under-9s through to adult football. We believe that establishing the team has also helped bring in additional sponsorship money across the club, which has assisted with items such as strips and equipment, has increased the number of training sessions and has also provided access to physiotherapy if needed. Many thanks again to the SFP Trust and Clydesdale Bank for this financial support – it is much appreciated.”