At the end of May 5 of Central Region's newest Quality Mark Clubs came together to be presented with their Awards.

Of the 5 Clubs, 4 are new to the scheme, receiving the Standard Award.  They were Lenzie YC, North Glasgow Villa, Clydeside FC and Wishaw Wycome Wanderers.  The final club was Clyde School of Football who received their second award, the Development level.


The Award, part of the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland, recognises pro-active clubs and schools working to increase youth and community participation.




Clubs and schools receive the award after meeting standards in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning.



There are three Quality Mark categories - Standard, Development, and Community. So far more than 100 clubs and schools have achieved accreditation over the three categories, and over 4,000 coaches have benefited from coach education and first aid training.



McDonald’s, Scottish FA’s community partner since 2002, will help to attract 13,000 new volunteers and 10,000 new coaches by 2014, as well as supporting 600 clubs and 52,000 players through new and existing football networks.


Through Quality Mark, McDonald’s and the Scottish FA aim to provide support to grassroots clubs and schools across Scotland as they strive to broaden youth and community participation and to enhance player, coach and volunteer development.




sportscotland is a key partner in the delivery of youth football programmes, investing over £1m per year in activities including employment of club development staff, discounted coach education and training for volunteers.
he Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme is supported by sportscotland, the national agency for sport. sportscotland has one clear focus – to develop a world class sporting system for Scotland – and works with partners to build success for Scottish sport.


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