Gartcairn Youth Academy are holding their winter festival on the 19th and 20th February on the indoor pitch at the new Ravenscraig Sports Centre, Motherwell.

There are spaces available in the following age groups:

  • 2003's and 2004's who will play non-competitve developmental and fun fours
  • 1999's who will play seven a sides
  • 1992's who will play 11 a sides

The number of spaces are limited and filling fast so if you wish your team to take part please contact, as soon as possible:

Robert McCallum, Gartcairn Academy Manager


To apply please download the form on the right.

Gartcairn are a Development Level holder of the Scottish FA Quality Mark Award.  Clubs and schools receive the award after meeting standards in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning. 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 the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme, 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.

The Quality Mark scheme 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. The Big Lottery Fund is a key Scottish FA partner, contributing £6m to the delivery of the Scottish FA Youth Action Plan.

For further information on the Scottish FA Quality Mark programme, please visit