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March 27, 2023 10:52 am Author: Aberdeen FC Media Team


This Sunday, 26th March, Tendeka hosted a community event at Aberdeen FC’s training ground, Cormack Park to shine a spotlight on girls’ football in the region.

In partnership with Tendeka, the Scottish FA, and Scottish Women’s Football, Aberdeen FC Community Trust launched the Girls League football development pathway for girls aged 5-12 across the North-East of Scotland in September 2022.

Participating in 7v7 fixtures and a mixture of 4v4 and 5v5 festivals, the Girls League currently has over 500 registered players across 20 Grassroots Clubs in the region.

The aspiration is to grow the game, increase participation numbers and foster a robust pathway into the top tier of women’s football in Scotland. Thanks to the continued support of the main sponsor Tendeka, and with the Trust’s continued investment in equality within the sport, the game continues to thrive locally.

The Tendeka Community Event on Sunday was aimed at increasing awareness and participation for girl’s football in the Northeast with the Tendeka Girls Game Award being the highlight of the day.

We would like to congratulate Alix Russo, Coach for Grampian Girls, for receiving the Tendeka Girls Game Award.

Alix received the Tendeka Girls Game Award for being an incredible coach. Alix has boosted the confidence of the girls in her team and is a hardworking, dedicated coach who always puts the best into her work.

David Clark, Football Development Officer commented, “Through the partnership between Tendeka and Aberdeen FC Community Trust, and working closely with the Scottish FA, we are continuing to support the strong growth of the girls’ game in the North-East.

“The support from Tendeka has allowed for greater facility access across the age groups, improved support for club coaches and an increase in the number of festivals throughout the year. With progress being made in growing the game, as well as improving the experience of participants in what is often their first taste of the sport. AFCCT are very excited about the continuation of this partnership going forward.

“We have also been able to create the Tendeka Girls Game Award which allows us to celebrate all the good work the clubs are doing and highlight a player, coach, or volunteer for going above and beyond to promote the girl’s game.”

Jonathan Abbott, Tendeka Chief Technology Officer, commented, “As a global organisation, with our roots in Aberdeen, it has always been important for us to support local communities and find ways to give back. Through our sponsorship of the Girls’ League with Aberdeen FC Community Trust, we can help create opportunities for young players to come together and develop their skills and ambition whilst also championing our values and commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity.

“It has been a huge privilege to present the first Tendeka Girls Game Award today. This monthly accolade will acknowledge someone who has gone above and beyond for their club or community, has developed and improved throughout their time in the league or someone who has proactively promoted the girls’ game. We’re proud to have our brand associated with these individuals.”

To find out more information about our Girls League please contact girlsleague@afccommunitytrust.org