As you may have seen over the last few weeks, KDM Group is now the official Scottish FA’s grassroots partner who has relaunched the soccer centre national football programme for primary school-aged girls across the country. These sessions give girls the ability to develop their skills and meet new friends in a fun and friendly environment all whilst improving their fitness and showcasing our stars of the future.
Targeting 80 centres and with more than 21,000 registered players across the country, this programme will also help to bolster the continued growth of the game.
Each region will have a dedicated ambassador from the Scotland Women’s National Team:
North – Rachel Corsie
Central – Lee Gibson
West – Chloe Arthur
East – Lisa Evans
South-East – Claire Emslie
South-West – Erin Cuthbert
Scotland Women’s National Team goalkeeper, Lee Gibson, helped to launch the programme at Dalgety Bay in Fife. Lee said: “For me to come to nights like this, it’s amazing to see how far the game has grown.
“Looking around and seeing so many young girls playing football – this is what it’s all about. We want to try to inspire them to take up football, the numbers are at a record high and long may that continue.”
“It’s an amazing programme that I’m really proud to be part of.”
Sam Milne is the Scottish FA’s Club Development Officer, East Region: “We’ve recently launched our ‘Football for All’ strategy and these centres are part of helping to implement that and offer more girls the chance to get involved in football.”
“It was great to have Lee at the launch so that the girls could meet a genuine role model who is playing the game at an elite level. It was amazing to see their reaction and how much it meant to them.”
“This really is a fantastic programme that will help supplement the continued growth of the game as well as support our ambition to keep providing as many playing opportunities as possible.”
Mark Jones an Executive Director of KDM Group highlighted “Realistically, this is about young girls having the opportunity to get involved. We want to help provide a platform for them to learn about football and enjoy the game.”
“It’s not just about the physical benefits, you can see the smiles on their faces when you watch them play. The profile of women’s football is getting bigger every day and young girls deserve the opportunity and environment to show how good they can be.”
“By investing in the soccer centres, we hope we can do our bit to help the development of the women’s game.”
You can watch the video launch here: https://youtu.be/7eyAS1Hf8FA
Parents/carers can find their local KDM Group Soccer Centre at scottishfa.co.uk/soccercentres
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