Warriors in the Community, the community arm of Stenhousemuir F.C., recently received funding of £500 from The SFP Trust’s new Club Development Grant which was developed to assist grassroots clubs in three specific areas – to increase participation by adding a new team to a club’s existing membership; to improve, enhance and sustain existing team activity through the purchase of new training equipment/funding First Aid training for coaches or thirdly to support Coach Education.
The Warriors have utilised this grant to support three of their staff, Daniel Newbigging, Natalie Wilson and Andrew Thomson further their Coach Education. Daniel intends to sit his Level 2 Children’s Award, with Natalie and Andrew looking to gain their C Licence. Natalie coaches and works with the women’s/girls game at the club (pictured above) whilst Andy’s experiences lie within children’s football but this further education will allow him to develop as a coach in the youth/adult game. Will Hoggan, Head of Community Football was most grateful for the award which will directly benefit not only the coaches and players involved but also the various community programmes delivered by the club and will help further their aim of encouraging more boys, girls, men and women to participate in regular physical activity and to be an active part of their local football club and community.