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Scottish FA / West Lothian Council

Support for clubs as they work towards gaining a Quality Mark in the SFA club accreditation scheme

If you are involved at club or team who have ambitions to be bigger, better and stronger then the Quality Mark Award Scheme is for you. It is designed to support and recognise the work of clubs and teams who have a desire to be the very best they can be.

Increasing participation in football, driving high standards and increasing the development of our players, coaches and volunteers is a priority of the Scottish FA and their partner McDonald’s, but they know they can’t achieve any of this without the passion and commitment of volunteers on the ground- the lifeblood of grassroots football.

The Scottish FA are here to support each and every one of you and the Quality Mark Awards – run by the national governing body in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland – is one of the ways in which we do just that.

To gain one of our awards – Entry, Standard, Development, Community or Legacy – the Scottish FA have a related list of criteria that your club must achieve. These criteria are aimed at improving or supporting management, development structures, administration, planning and welfare.

The Scottish FA don’t just set the criteria and leave you to get on with it. Each club will be assigned a regional Club Development Manager who will be your main support. A large number of templates and core policies as well as sharing case studies and suggesting best practice that the Scottish FA have learned from other successful clubs will also be shared. Your club will become part of a network of clubs, local councillors, McDonald’s franchisees and Scottish FA staff who will do their upmost to support your needs and ambitions.

And then, once you gain an award, the Scottish FA would like to celebrate it with you. Annual awards ceremonies are held to mark clubs achievements and they can also help you promote your club through the Scottish FA multi-media channels.