Claremont AFC has been recognised for its valuable contribution to grassroots football.

 
Chairman Harry Beattie and the hard-working Claremont coaches were presented with the Scottish FA Quality Mark Development Award at Hampden this week.
 
Scottish FA director of football development Jim Fleeting and club development manager John Brown looked on as youth teams national coach Billy Stark presented the certificate. Representing Claremont were chairman Harry Beattie, coach co-ordinator Willie Campbell and coach Les McMillan.
 
The award, the second level of the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme, run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and The Big Lottery Fund, recognises proactive clubs working to increase youth and community participation.
 
Claremont is a long established and well-run club and the Scottish FA would like to extend their congratulations to everyone involved at the club for their efforts over the years.
 
Their are three levels of Quality Mark Award - Standard, Development, and Community.
 
Clubs receive the awards after meeting a series of criteria in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare, and planning.
 
The scheme is part of McDonald’s long-standing partnership with the Scottish FA, which has also helped to create over 1,400 community coaches across Scotland since 2002.  
 
Quality Mark is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, which contributes to the employment of all Scottish FA club development staff, as well as discounted coach education and first aid courses for grassroots volunteers.
 
For further information on the Scottish FA Quality Mark programme, please click related link on the right side of page.