MSPs score a visit to East Fife Community FC


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Friday 5 April

Last month, Jenny Gilruth MSP and David Torrance MSP undertook a joint visit to East Fife Community Football Club – a subgroup of East Fife FC focusing on local outreach and support for young people in the sport and beyond.

The Community Club offers a variety training classes for young people across the Levenmouth area, while also giving back to communities.

The Club also benefit from the Scottish Government’s Cash Back fund – a unique Scottish Government programme which uses the funds recovered from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) to expand young people’s horizons and increase the opportunities they have to develop their interests and skills.

Jenny and David met with the club’s chairman, Tony McMinn to learn more about the club’s work and how its initiatives and classes benefit residents of both of their constituencies across the Levenmouth area.

They also met with the club’s young coaches, hearing of how their experiences inspired them into a career in football coaching, alongside some children from Denbeath PS who have undergone classes in football and coaching through the club.

Commenting on the visit, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“It was fantastic to meet with Tony and the young people last week to understand more about the pivotal role which the club plays in the local area.

“East Fife is a well-loved and supported club across Levenmouth, and I was delighted to hear more about how they use their success on the pitch to help the community off the pitch through a range of initiatives.”

Club Chair, Tony McMinn, then noted:

“East Fife Community Football Club would like to thank our local MSPs Jenny Gilruth and David Torrance for taking the time to visit our club. 

“We have, along with the support of our young people, enjoyed showcasing the impact of our work within Levenmouth and the difference the Scottish Government’s Cash Back funding in particular has made to local residents. 

“Cash Back funding has allowed to create greater school to club likes enabling us to be a constant presence in a lot of young people and families lives. “

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