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Scotland United – November news from the SFA

Scotland United is the monthly magazine from the Scottish FA and it’s back for its second episode.

This month David Weir talks about grassroots football, having giving a coaching session at the Bank of Scotland Midnight Leagues annual award ceremony.

Midnight League hailed as ideal weekend activity

Hibernian midfielder Lewis Stevenson hailed the Bank of Scotland Midnight League as a “great way for young people to spend their Friday and Saturday nights”.

The Scottish FA’s flagship diversionary five-a-side football programme for 12 to 16-year-olds enters its tenth year in 2013.

Facilities “crucial” to player development – Pearce

The provision of quality facilities is crucial to the development of young footballers, according to England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce.

The ex-England international was speaking at the opening of a new third generation (3G) pitch in Peterborough funded by the Football Foundation.

Teams invited to apply for Players’ Kit Scheme

Grassroots football teams across England and Wales are being invited to apply for a new kit as the Premier League Players’ Kit Scheme opens for a new application window.

Youth teams up to under-16 level can apply for a brand new Nike kit and football equipment for their squad, all paid for by Premier League players.

New Foundation-funded facilities for Bolton club

Grassroots sport in Bolton has received a boost following the award of over £700,000 to Horwich St Mary’s FC from the Football Foundation.

The club – whose website is powered by Club Website – can look forward to a brand new clubhouse and 10 new pitches thanks to a £738,807 Foundation grant towards the project, which will cost £978,807 in total.

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