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Clydebank Girls FC have become the latest club from the female game to receive a Scottish FA Quality Mark Award.

The Quality Mark accreditation programme is designed to support and recognise the work of clubs and teams who have a desire to be the very best they can be.

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

After receiving the Standard Quality Mark Award, Lydia Bigorgne, Clydebank Girls club chairperson, said:  "On behalf of all at Clydebank Girls FC I am thrilled to accept this Quality Mark Award and we are really pleased that our club has been recognised.

“We take pride in having a club where girls in the community can develop their football skills in a fun and safe environment.

“Playing football is an excellent way of keeping fit and healthy and is a fantastic team building sport that allows girls to play outdoors and keep active."

Alan Taylor, Central region Scottish FA club development manager, said: “We are delighted to recognise the quality provision that Clydebank Girls offer to local footballers.

“The club have demonstrated a real desire to ensure that they are the best club that they can be and to increase the amount of players and teams that the club have.

“We look forward to working with the club over the next few months in delivering a programme of school festivals, school visits and club open nights.”

To learn more about Quality Mark, click here.