The Scottish FA’s East regional office recently helped run a holiday camp for girls in the Strathearn tourist town of Crieff.
Crieff Juniors Community Sports Club (CSC() are developing a girls’ section and the camp, which included drills and games, was an opportunity for people in the area to experience the family atmosphere at the club.
Sam Milne - who works to nurture the girls’ and women’s game for the Scottish FA in the east of Scotland - said:
“It was great to see so many girls take part in football activity in Crieff.
“This has been an area that we would like to develop a girls section and the club have been very forthcoming in making this happen.
“The girls absolutely loved the week and the coaches really catered for their needs as girls trying the sport for the first time. “
As a token of appreciation for attending the event, the girls received tickets for the women’s Olympic quarter-finals at Hampden.
Praising the efforts of Crieff Juniors CSC, Emil Grieve - active schools co-ordinator for the Perthshire town – said: “Thanks to Crieff Juniors for delivering the holiday camp this week.
“The girls all really enjoyed themselves and want to keep playing football which was the main aim of the activity. We have strong links with Creiff Juniors CSC and we will continue these links to make sure girls keep playing football in Crieff.”
If you would be interested in playing girls’ or women’s football in the East of Scotland, please contact Sam Milne on 01382 431 829, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter @sammilne1 or the Scottish FA East region team @sfa_east.