Scottish FA Grassroots Regional Award Winner

At Hampden Park, the SFA, MacDonalds and the Sunday Mail recognised the hard work of the unsung heroes in Grassroots Football. Glenrothes Strollers were delighted to have one of their projects selected as the BEST disability football project in the Country.

Glenrothes Strollers staff started and then developed footballing opportunities in other groups and organisations around the East of Scotland. These opportunities have been for vulnerable young people with a wide range of learning disabilities to enjoy all the fun of being involved with a football team.

This has been made possible by the long term financial support of Shared Care Scotland through their Better Breaks Fund. As well as benefits enjoyed by all of the young footballers, their time involved in football activities has given their carers significant respite opportunities.

After winning the regional award in August, Glenrothes Strollers were delighted to hear that their project had been recognised as the best disability football project in the Country.

Brian Gibson and Andrew Robertson received the award from Kenny Dalglish at a ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Glenrothes Strollers Chairman, John Buchanan said that he was very proud of his colleagues who had worked hard to make this project so successful and have such a positive impact on all of the young people involved. The club would like to thank their friends at Shared Care Scotland, who’s funding had made this possible. The trophy would take pride of place, displayed in our new Community Sports Pavilion in Viewfield Rd, Glenrothes.

Jenny Gilruth MSP has submitted a motion to parliament congratulating the club for winning this award and recognising the importance of the project that the club has been delivering.

A link to the story covered by the SFA news can be found here.