Carolside Sports Club in Clarkston, founded in 2009, recently received an award of portable fun four goals from The SFP Trust.
The club’s aim is to advance participation in football amongst boys and girls at Carolside Primary School and the surrounding areas, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the club’s young players.
Crawford Nicolson from the club said “We aim to provide a complete pathway for players at the club, by offering them the opportunity to participate in football from primary age through to adult teams. We approached The Scottish Football Partnership Trust with a view to getting some new goals for our 2009s and 2010s teams. 2009 have 28 players playing on Saturday mornings. The extra funding has allowed us to purchase six goals for this year group. Suddenly 2009 will be able to practice the skills needed for their Saturday development using goals identical to those used by ERSDA. This is a fantastic bonus for club coaches who have been running drills accordingly. More importantly the 2009 kids get the satisfaction of rounding of their passing or dribbling drill with finding the back of the net – cue happy little faces!”
“2010 are our new primary ones. To create a desire to play they too have new goals thanks to the SFP Trust’s generosity. This means they should be well-prepared for four-a-side next year. However we can hear them already telling their fathers “I scored five goals daddy”! The funding has allowed us to develop the youngest and newest members of the club as they fall in love with football”