Glasgow Girls Football Club received the biggest grant from our re-launch evening.
Coach Jim Strathdee said; “Being given £10,000 was totally unexpected, it was amazing.”
The bulk of the £10,000 was used to provide mains electricity throughout the club facilities and build an extension for a new kitchen, making a massive difference for players and visitors. The team bus was in need of vital repairs and a MOT which was also covered by the grant, and the bus is now wearing the Women’s Fund logo. The remainder of the money was used to provide free keep fit classes for local women. The classes ran for 20 weeks and proved very popular, being attended by 40 women aged between 18-50 years old.
Jim Strathdee continued; “Attending the grant making showcase was a great opportunity for us to be recognised and showcase what we do in front of a group of influential people.”
Fast forward two years and the club which had around 30 female members now has over 300, plus new boys teams.
They also shared exiting news that they have been invited to Gambia to encourage female participation in football and at the end of their trip will play the National African Ladies team in their stadium!!