Milton FC were recently presented with their Community Level Quality Mark flag.

They received the award from Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive, at the recent Central Region Scotland Utd Roadshow.

Six roadshows are being held, one in each region, to give all levels of the game the opportunity to have their say on the new Scotland Utd strategy from the Scottish FA.  In Central Region over 100 representatives from both professional and recreational football as well as from outside bodies such as colleges, universities and local councils attended Broadwood stadium on the 16th November.

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 250 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, are committed to helping young footballers shine by attracting 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.



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.

For further information on the Scottish FA Quality Mark

programme, please visit



scotland 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.