Monday January 19th 2015
Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club has been awarded the Legacy Quality Mark Award by the Scottish Football Association following a presentation given by a delegation of the community club at Peffermill last Wednesday night.
Quality Mark is the Scottish FA’s accreditation programme designed to support and recognise the work of grassroots clubs and teams who have a desire to be the very best they can be.
Each level of the four Quality Mark award levels, Standard, Development, Community and Legacy, relate to a list of criteria on areas such as club structure, coach education and administration. Legacy is the highest level which means that Bonnyrigg Rose has met every requirement of the Quality Mark programme.
The club was successful along with Murieston United and Blackburn United Community Football Clubs and now join Broxburn, Spartans and Linlithgow Rose as the only clubs in the South East Region to have achieved the Legacy standard.
This is all the more remarkable given the Bonnyrigg Rose Football Sports Club has only been constituted since September 2013 and are the first to have by-passed the Community level in achieving the Legacy Award.
The club will formally receive the Legacy award at Tynecastle during half-time at the match between Heart of Midlothian and Falkirk on Saturday 24th January.
The award has been achieved with a lot of hard work and dedication by a number of individuals within the community club, representing each of the member clubs and support received from both Midlothian Council, Keith Wright & Denise Whitehead, and the Scottish FA, David Drummond, David Sheldon, Karen McConnell and Tony Begg.
During the presentation the Scottish FA heard that the Bonnyrigg Rose Football Sports Club provides a base for all it’s member clubs;
Actively involved within these clubs are 1,000 children, more than 175 coaches and volunteers and 700 football players of which 60 are girls. The club provides qualified Scottish FA coaches to support the full coaching programme that exists within the club.
Working in partnership with local council and other community organisations the Sports Club provides a facility for the Bonnyrigg Community to use for sport and as a social environment. This provides a fully accessible and inclusive community base from which to develop young people of all backgrounds, gender and abilities. The club aims to widen Sports Club membership to more local community and sports groups.
The Legacy award is a fantastic achievement for Bonnyrigg Rose, reflecting what a great community club it is and a club that the whole of Midlothian can be rightly proud of.
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