The purpose of The Scottish Football Partnership Trust’s Growing the Game Award, in partnership with The Clydesdale Bank, is to assist Scottish FA Quality Mark clubs add one new team to their playing membership. The funding provided assists with the start-up cost of a new team and is delivered in conjunction with the Regional Football Development staff. This ambitious project aims to create 60 new grassroots teams during the 2016/17 season.
Victoria Park F.C. (West)
7 new players created
Fun Fours format of the game
Victoria Park F.C., a growing club in the west end of Glasgow, was fortunate enough to receive a Growing the Game award from The SFP Trust to establish a new Under-9’s team for local girls. The club has seen an overall increase in child participation from starting with just 10 players to over 50 in the space of 18 months. On receiving the award, Colin McGeoch from Victoria Park F.C. said “This award provided vital funding and allowed us to set-up a new Under-9’s team in February 2016. These young girls have a great time playing 4-a-side development games within the SWF (Scottish Women’s football). As a club, we are really excited to have a girls’ team and to be part of the continual growth of women’s football in Scotland.”