At the recent Scottish FA South East Region Quality Mark Awards, Bonnyrigg Rose FC received the Legacy Award.

The Scottish FA Quality Mark accreditation programme was designed to help support clubs at the grassroots of the game and is split into four awards: Standard, Development, Community or Legacy. Each award can be gained when a club meets the set Quality Mark criteria.

Rose picked up the award for the outstanding level of commitment they showed to the community and by helping develop football within the Bonnyrigg area.

The club holds 37 different teams, from a successful Junior side right down to teams for children as young as five. They currently have around 1000 children playing football, as well as 175 coaches, volunteers, and officials.

Colin McEwan, Bonnyrigg Rose’s Facilities Manager, said: “We're delighted. We've had a lot of hard work and effort from a lot of people: players, volunteers, coaches. And a lot of people have been involved in the club over the years and have seen the club grow. To achieve legacy status is excellent.”
Tony Begg, Club Development Officer for the South East Region praised how dedicated the club has been to the community.

He said: “Bonnyrigg Rose Football Sports club has been on a massive journey in the last year or so. The volunteers there have really driven the club forward.”

Tony continued: “They have a clear vision of where they want to be and how they plan to get there. They do a great deal of work in their local community and I know they have ambitious plans to do even more. Very well done to everyone involved and I look forward to seeing what’s next in their journey."