The Trust Deed Scotland Foundation have been working with Glasgow City FC and their recent Boot Sponsorship initiative.
As part of the initiative, u15s NP player Kaylin Winchester will receive boots for the upcoming season.
The Glasgow-based organisation based at Petershill Park in Glasgow, were founded in 1998 and are an amateur club who depend on sponsorship and partnerships.
As well as an adult women’s team dominating their domestic league and performing admirably in European competition, Glasgow City FC have a number of youth teams competing in categories from as young as under 9’s training across the city.
Why Funding Amateur Sports In Scotland Matters
It is widely believed that participation in sport creates economic and social impacts on society that extend beyond the behavioural changes experienced by individuals taking part. Scotland has over 13,000 sports clubs, 900,000 members and almost 200,000 people dedicated to volunteering in sport. As well as fun and enjoyment, sports clubs bring great benefits to people and society.
Trust Deed Scotland is delighted to support the expansion of Scotland’s sports clubs through support for volunteering, accessible facilities and funding to enable more women, minority ethnic communities and disabled people to participate.
Research shows that 1 in 5 people are living in relative poverty. John Dickie of the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland wrote “As s time slips by, childhoods slip by, childhoods blighted by the simple fact their families just don’t have the money they need to give their children a decent start in life.
“These aren’t just statistics. These are children going hungry, missing out on school trips, unable to enjoy the activities and opportunities their better-off peers take for granted. These are parents going without meals, juggling debt and seeing their own health suffer to protect their children from the poverty they face”.