Westerton United and Drumchapel Amateurs were both presented with the Scottish FA Quality Mark Standard Level at the Womens International Challenge Match between Scotland and Northern Ireland in Dumbarton on 23rd May.

Westerton are based in the Bearsden area and currently have over 14 coaches working with 7 different age groups whilst Drumchapel Amateurs are from the Clydebank area and have run football teams for over 50 years, they currently have 8 teams for children and youths.

The Award, part of the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and The Big Lottery Fund, recognises pro-active clubs working to increase youth and community participation in grassroots football.

Clubs and schools receive the award after meeting standards in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning.

Through the 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.

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