The Scottish Football Association

About Quality Mark

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Be the very best you can be


If you are involved at club or team who have ambitions to be bigger, better and stronger then the Quality Mark Award Scheme is for you. It is designed to support and recognise the work of clubs and teams who have a desire to be the very best they can be.


Increasing participation in football, driving high standards and increasing the development of our players, coaches and volunteers is a priority of the Scottish FA and their partner McDonald's, but we know we can't achieve any of this without the passion and committment of volunteers on the ground- the lifeblood of grassroots football.


We are here to support each and every one of you and the Quality Mark Awards - run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland - is one of the ways in which we do just that.


To gain one of our awards - Entry, Standard, Development, Community or Legacy - we have a related list of criteria that your club must achieve. This criteria is aimed at improving or supporting management, development structures, administration, planning and welfare.


But we don't just set the criteria and leave you to get on with it. First we assign a regional Club Development Manager who will be your main support. We also provide a large number of templates and core policies as well as sharing case studies and suggesting best practice we have learned from other successful clubs. You will become part of a network of clubs, local councillors, McDonald's franchisees and Scottish FA staff who will do their upmost to support your needs and ambitions.


And then, once you gain an award, we like to celebrate it with you. We hold annual awards ceremonies to mark all our clubs achievements and we can help you promote your club through our Scottish FA multi-media channels.


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