12 Local Youth Football Clubs who over the past year have achieved Quality Mark Status have been invited to the 2010 Scottish FA Quality Mark awards at East End Park, home of Dunfermline Athletic FC on Saturday 4th December.
Quality Mark is a club accreditation scheme run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s which recognises proactive clubs and schools working to increase youth and community participation. There are three Quality Mark categories - Standard, Development, and Community. Clubs involved in the programme work closely with Scottish FA staff to help support them provide football opportunities for youngsters.
This year’s awards go to:
Standard: Thornton Loco’s FC, Duloch Juniors, Lochgelly Albert Colts, Mill of Mains FC, Brechin High School, Webster’s High School.
Development: Douglas Lads Club
Community: HPST Breadalbane, Jeanfield Swifts CSC, Broughty United YFC, East Fife JSC, Glenrothes Strollers.
Ian Lowe, Scottish FA Regional Manager said: “Quality Mark is about recognising good practice in our football clubs and supporting them as they develop further. All of the clubs awarded Quality Mark Status provided many opportunities for children to play from a young age through to adulthood, in a safe, friendly and developmental environment, and with well qualified volunteer coaches – well done to all the clubs.”
Kevin Lee, Scottish FA Club Development Manager added. “The Quality Mark programme is designed to support new clubs to get established and to give recognition to the clubs who have been well established for a number of years. The spectrum of support that is offered to clubs is well demonstrated by the representation of awarded clubs today. From Thornton Loco’s who were established in 2010 to our 5 Community Clubs who have multiple age groups representing children, youths, and adults have all been developing grassroots football in their local communities for a number of years”.