Archive for February, 2007

Exec and SPL Partner for Employment Program

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Interesting announcement last week that the Scottish Executive had teamed up with the SPL clubs to help fund employment programs for 16-19 year olds who are not in education, employment or training – NEET’s in the Executive’s parlance.

The KickStart program will target around 5,000 of the estimated 35,000 teenagers that fall into the NEET category and try to use football as the motivation for them to find a way forward into employment. The Exec are putting £400,000 into the project in order to double the amount of places available.

While this specific project doesn’t involve SFL clubs like our own it does show that there is a willingness to invest in football in order to try and solve some of the social problems in society in a new and creative way.

More info can be found on the Scottish Executive’s website here, and on the BBC Website here.

The Black Stars Trounce The Super Eagles

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

The Guardian’s blog is fast becoming one of my favourite websites. Here’s a match report from last night’s game that made me laugh out loud and then bang my head on the table repeatedly – I nearly went along to watch this (as I’m in London on business) but decided not to at the last minute as it was so cold!

With the reported in incident at Starks Park a few days ago in mind, where a Raith fan was asked to show a bit of restraint because “it’s a football match not a singing match”, I wonder how Rock Steady would have coped stewarding this game???

Here is the report… The Black Stars Trounce The Super Eagles

Tesco joins

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

As part of our low-key relaunch of the Trust website late last year, we joined an affiliate scheme which gave us an online shop selling pretty much anything you can think of from over 100 retailers. who pull these offers together for us have just announced that they have added Tesco to their list of retailers.

Visit our online shop and click on the Tesco logo on the front page – if you enter the Tesco website through that route you can earn a 2% commission for the Trust on every purchase you make (and a £5 lump sum commission when you register and make your first purchase).

There are some fantastic commission deals available to us through Have a look at the A-Z list of retailers on the site to see how much your purchases can contribute to Trust funds.