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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 17:30

Glasgow Girls win £10,000 grand prize

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Glasgow Girls Football Club were the worthy winners of a £10,000 cash fund from Women’s Fund Scotland on Monday.
 
The club had been invited along to the awards personally thanks to their continued support of girls and women in the community. They were one of 6 organisations attending with all of them guaranteed to leave with a degree of financial backing. 5th and 6th place would be leaving with £1000, 4th would receive £3000, the two closest runner ups would earn the prize of £5000 and the winners, Glasgow Girls FC, received a massive windfall of £10,000.
 
Jim Strathdee, the club’s founder, told Youth Football Scotland exactly how this substantial amount of money would help the club and the community.
 
“It’s massive for the club. We have over 200 girls and women here and each one will feel the benefits.”
 
“We’re aiming to insure our team mini-bus which is already a massive expenditure. We’re also looking to start up keep fit, lifestyle and career classes for the girls at the club as well as non-members. We want to become a real community hub.”
 
“Girls over the age of 16 now have the option to begin coaching badges so they may get involved in other areas of the game.”
 
Glasgow Girls recently opened a brand new playing facility worth £85,000 and it is clear to see that this is a club on the up.
 
 
 
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