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Young people from eight primary schools throughout Angus attended a Scottish FA Fun Fours football festival at Station Park, Forfar to highlight the unification of the grassroots game in Scotland.

A historic strategy titled ‘One National Plan’ has been agreed by the Scottish FA and the affiliated national associations and member leagues which aims to ensure grassroots football is as attractive an environment as possible to keep people involved in the game.

Craig Pilon, football development officer in the area, said: “It was great to see so many people turn out today.

“Football comes in many forms at grassroots level and involves many organisations collaborating together.

The plan seeks to:

• Establish a culture of continual improvement.
• Increase participation in football from all sections of society.
• Keep people in the game from childhood to adulthood.
• Establish strong, vibrant, well run clubs and schools at the heart of their community.
• Work with government and local authorities to provide good access to more and higher quality facilities.
• Provide innovative and sustainable financial models to clubs with empowered and skilled leaders to take forward improvements to our game.
• Support a valued and passionate volunteer and coachwork force that shape a culture across our game of integrity, trust and respect.

To view the plan in full, please click HERE.