The SFP has made an award to North Merchiston Football Club to assist with the cost of creating changing rooms within the new-look football wing of the North Merchiston Club. The project attracted support from other funding agencies including sportscotland and Jamie Walker (Heart of Midlothian F.C.) and Jordon Forster (Hibernian F.C. and ex-North Merchiston player) were on hand last week to officially open the new facility.
Catherine Lowe, Manager of The North Merchiston Club said “We have been in existence since 1921 with football playing a major role from the very beginning, so much so that the club has become well known throughout the Edinburgh area for football development.”
“We currently have 11-a-side teams playing at Under-13, Under-15 and Under-16 levels. Additionally, our soccer school has youngsters playing 7-a-side football from the ages of 8 to 12, and we would hope to develop these players through the various age groups. We also have an adult Amateur team – North Merchiston Vale – and they have been a great addition to our player profile. Our aim is to provide a player pathway to allow our youngsters to one day play for our amateur team.”
“The new facilities are marvellous and it is brilliant that our football teams now have their own space here, independent of the rest of the building. We even have our own player entrance and these new facilities have brought huge excitement, not only to our players and parents, but also to the coaches, and we are sure that this will help us attract more children into the game and bring more success to our club. We have a good reputation for football here with excellent well qualified coaches and these new facilities will enhance the experience for everyone. ”
“Many thanks once again to The Scottish Football Partnership for your support.”