A HIGH-flying sports club have received Scottish Football Association (SFA) recognition for their contribution to grassroots football.
Rossvale FC, who are based in Bishopbriggs, were recently presented with the governing body’s Community Level Quality Mark Award.
The prize, which was the 250th handed out by the SFA, was presented by Scotland footballer Emma Fernon, who spent the day watching the club’s regional girl’s football festival.
Rossvale, founded in 1976, now fields 34 teams each weekend and has over 600 playing members aged from five-years-old.
Each week 110 dedicated Rossvale FC coaches give up their free time to coach grassroots football and nurture community involvement.
Rossvale FC chairman Ian Grey said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Rossvale. The club has worked tirelessly to ensure we reach this standard, but our ambitions as a club don’t stop there.
“This year sees us entering the Junior League in Scotland for the start of the 2011-12 season, and the Quality Mark has given us the confidence to keep moving forward and reach higher standards. I would like to thank everyone at the club for their efforts.”
The SFA’s central football development manager Alan Taylor added: “I am delighted that Rossvale FC has received the Scottish FA Community Quality Mark award. The players, coaches and volunteers at the club have worked tirelessly to provide an environment where players and coaches can develop in a positive, safe and progressive way.
“I wish the club every success in their future development and look forward to supporting ever increasing opportunities to be involved with Rossvale FC.”
CELEBRATION (pictured): Rossvale FC welcome their achievement. Pictured below are Emma Fernon, Rossvale vice president Michael Devlin, Ian Grey and Alan Taylor.