Scone Thistle F.C., an ever-growing club with representation at all levels of the game including girls, boys, adults, para and recreational football, were keen to upgrade their changing facilities to cater for the increasing number of players. The club already had two changing rooms but were keen to double this provision to allow all their various teams to train and play at their Farquharson base and so undertook this project to modernise and add to their current facilities. The club’s Co-Chairman, John Cleisham commented on the support provided by The SFP Trust and said: “Scone Thistle Community Club is one of the fastest growing Quality Mark Clubs in the East region and is home to over 300 players across a pathway from soccer school to the juniors. Within this, the girls game is going great guns with teams at U9’s, U11’s, U13’s and U15’s as well as some very positive green shoots at U17’s. Walking football is a regular feature at the club with thrice weekly sessions both mixed and ladies only, as well as an increasing number of friendly matches –v- other Walking Football Clubs. The SFP Trust closely followed the progression of Scone Thistle and was only too happy to lend support through grant funding that would contribute to the complete refurbishment of the changing facilities. The support and guidance from the SFP Trust has been invaluable to the club, right at a time when we needed it most. We’ve struggled to provide even adequate toilet facilities, let alone changing space for all of the teams within our club. We recognise that the SFP Trust isn’t hugely resourced and that the projects they are able to fund in a given year can’t benefit everybody, so we’re incredibly thankful for the time Stuart was able to take in making site visits and for the support overall’.