Riverside Community Sports Club from the Scottish FA East region were grateful to be awarded £500 from The SFP Trust’s Club Development Grant scheme. The initiative, funded by the SFP Trust in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust and The Clydesdale Bank was developed to assist grassroots clubs in three specific areas – to increase participation by adding a new team to a club’s existing membership; to improve, enhance and sustain existing team activity through the purchase of new training equipment and/or funding First Aid training for coaches or thirdly to support Coach Education.
This fantastic community club from Dundee used their grant to establish a brand new girls section, providing new opportunities for girls from the community to come along and participate in fun weekly football sessions. Peter Kingston, Secretary at the club said “The Club Development Grant of £500 from The SFP Trust was used to get the first Riverside CSC Girl’s Football Centre up and running. The funding was used to buy training equipment and football strips for the young players. We now have our first team registered with the SWF (Scottish Women’s Football) in the age-level 5 to 11 year-olds. We are extremely keen to work on developing the girls’ side of the club and hope to be able to register more teams over the next couple of years. Our thanks go to The SFP Trust for this award.”