Award for Vics

Brechin Vic's Clark Crighton, Committee member and John Cairney, Chairman, are pictured being presented their award from the Scottish FA Quality Mark officials.

Brechin Vic's Clark Crighton, Committee member and John Cairney, Chairman, are pictured being presented their award from the Scottish FA Quality Mark officials.

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Brechin Vics was one of 26 local clubs and schools which have been recognised for their valuable contribution to grassroots football.

At a special awards day on Saturday, November 24, at East End Park, Dunfermline, 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.

The Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme, run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonalds 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.

Through the Quality Mark Awards scheme, McDonalds, Scottish FA’s community partner, 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 Accreditation Scheme is supported by sportscotland, the national agency for sport. sportscotland has one clear focus – to develop a world class sporting system for Scotland – and works with partners to build success for Scottish sport.

Sportscotland is a key partner in the delivery of youth football programmes, investing over £1 million per year in activities including employment of club development staff, discounted coach education and training for volunteers.

For further information visit www.scottishfa.co.uk/qualitymark