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Vattenfall Award of the Month – AFCCT North Region Girls Football League

March 20, 2019 2:13 pm Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


The Vattenfall Award of the Month recognises outstanding commitment to the girls’ game, whether that be a player, coach, volunteer or Club.

The winner of this award for February is Stonehaven Youth Football Club!

For the very first time the Vattenfall Award of the Month has been presented to an entire Club, rather than an individual, a testament to the level of outstanding commitment Stonehaven have demonstrated since AFCCT took on the role of managing and developing the U7-U11 North Region Girls Football League.

Commenting on their level of growth, Joanne Murphy, Scottish FA Girls & Women’s Club Development Officer said “Stonehaven are a model Girls and Women’s club within the North East, one of few clubs to have a full player pathway from U7-Senior Ladies. The vision, dedication and time commitment of the coaches at the club over the past 18 months to get to this stage is truly outstanding. They identified the need to get girls into the game at an early age, many trying out football for the first time through the Stonehaven Kim Little Soccer Centre and then creating a sustainable pathway to allow girls of all abilities to play and most importantly enjoy football at the club. Well done to all coaches, volunteers, players and parents involved at Stonehaven Youth– an award you should be very proud of!”

Over the past couple years, the number of girls playing for the Club within the AFCCT NRGFL has doubled, while the number of registered coaches from Stonehaven has increased dramatically.

Natalie Ghazi, Local Liaison and Project Communicator for League sponsors Vattenfall, added “It was a privilege to present the Vattenfall Award of the Month to Stonehaven Girl’s Football Club last night. Like Vattenfall, this is a club that is also investing in the future.

“They provide opportunities to youths and leaders across the region by being innovative in their delivery and empowering and supporting female growth and development through sports and education. We are proud to partner with Aberdeen FC Community Trust and to be the principal sponsor of the Girls North Region Football League.”

Congratulations and a sincere thank you for all your efforts from everyone here at Aberdeen FC Community Trust!