THE SFP TRUST IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CLYDESDALE BANK TO SUPPORT A £30,000 GROWING THE GAME INITIATIVE IN 2016.
This initiative will assist Scottish FA Quality Mark grassroots clubs throughout the country increase their playing membership. The funding will remove the burden of clubs having to raise funds internally to cover the basic start-up costs of running a new team including the costs of football strips, training kit and equipment, registration fees etc.
Stuart McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer of the SFP Trust commented “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Clydesdale Bank to deliver this programme which will greatly assist the game at grassroots level. We are keen to build on the success of our 2014/15 Growing the Game initiative which helped to create 75 new grassroots teams and support football activity for 1,025 grassroots players who were brought into the game throughout Scotland. With the invaluable support of the Clydesdale Bank, we aim to encourage even more young players to take up and enjoy the game within a Quality Mark club structure in 2016.”
Andrew Falconer, Regional Director-Business & Private Bank at the Clydesdale Bank said “We are delighted to continue our support to the SFP Trust and recognise the valuable contribution they make to grassroots football across the country. ”