IN the often tough current financial climate, junior football clubs can suffer more than most groups when it comes to attracting new investment.
So Carluke Rovers bosses’ successful bid to land a Scottish Football Association Quality Mark Award for their club looks to be a shrewd marketing move.
“I was a driving force behind us going for this award,” said Rovers chairman Malky Black.
“The Scottish Junior Football Association was keen for clubs to get the Quality Mark because it demonstrates to people that the club is being run right and to a minimum set standard.
“This certificate should help when it comes to attracting people to the club or investing in Carluke Rovers.”
Carluke Rovers was one of 20 clubs which received a Quality Mark accolade at Hampden recently.
The official certificate was presented to Malky, club manager Colin Slater and committee man Tom Dickson by the SFA’s John Brown and Queen of the South manager Allan Johnston.
For more on this story pick up a copy of the Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.