James Anderson - Support for Scottish Youth FA

We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Youth FA (SYFA) has today received a donation of more than £300,000 from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the philanthropist James Anderson. The donation will help alleviate increased costs that clubs and parents face due to new safety measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and also support coaching, sports first aid and grassroots volunteers.
The full details can be found within the attached press release however, below is a breakdown of what this amazing contribution will cover:.
We are delighted to announce that the Scottish Youth FA (SYFA) has today received a donation of more than £300,000 from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust and the philanthropist James Anderson. The donation will help alleviate increased costs that clubs and parents face due to new safety measures associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and also support coaching, sports first aid and grassroots volunteers.
The full details can be found within the attached press release however, below is a breakdown of what this amazing contribution will cover:

1.SYFA membership for all small-sided teams for the 2021 season, all 11-a-side teams for the 2021/2022 season and all leagues for their next annual renewal.
  Teams will only need to pay for their mandatory insurance and optional Scottish Cup entry and will receive a season of SYFA membership completely free of charge.
2.Discounted National Sports First Aid training delivered by Hampden Sports Clinic for 1,000 SYFA coaches
3.Discounted coach education delivered by the Scottish FA for 1,000 SFA Coaches (reimbursement process to be confirmed)

Total support package for SYFA, Clubs and Volunteers: £319,420 which would include Gift aid of £62,500 and SFP Trust internal funds contribution of £6,920.
The allocation of funds has been agreed in order to assist all of our member teams, ensure the association’s sustainability and provide substantial discounts to our outstanding volunteers, without whom the SYFA would not be able to function.
This tremendous gesture also negates the requirement for any fee increase at our upcoming AGM and the Board is now in a position to remove this proposal.
To have the importance of the grassroots game recognised by such a generous donation is truly fantastic, and is testament to the dedication of our volunteers at teams, clubs, leagues and regions across the country.
We are hugely grateful to Mr Anderson and, as an organisation, will continue to look forward and plan for the return of grassroots matches in Scotland.

Kind regards,
John McCrimmond
Chair- Scottish Youth Football Association
 

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