Scottish FA awards for local clubs

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TWO CARNOUSTIE clubs were among 26 clubs and schools which have been recognised for their valuable contribution to grassroots football.

At a special awards day at East End Park, Dunfermline, on Saturday, the clubs were presented with their Scottish FA Quality Mark Awards by Andrew Gould, head of regional development, Scottish FA; and Dave Jeffrey, McDonalds licensee.

Carnoustie Panmure JFC was presented with a Standard Award and Carnoustie Panmure FC received a Community Award.

The Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme, run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland, recognises proactive clubs and schools working to increase youth and community participation. There are four quality mark categories - Standard, Development, Community and Legacy.

The following clubs received an award on the night:

Clubs and schools are recognised through the scheme after demonstrating outstanding performances in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning. By the end of 2012 more than 390 clubs and schools will have achieved accreditation over the four categories.

Club development manager Kevin Lee said: “We are delighted to have been able to recognise all the fantastic work that the clubs and schools do for grassroots football.

“They put a lot of time ensuring they provide a fun and safe environment for youngsters to enjoy football. Without them, local children simply wouldn’t be able to play our national game.

“Well done to them all for achieving the high standards required to gain a Quality Mark Award and many thanks to McDonald’s and sportscotland for their continued support of the programme.”