In February, the Banchory Boys Club was awarded the prestige status of being accredited with the SFA Quality Mark Standard Award at their annual event for the North Region in Aberdeen.
This certified that the Club as a whole meets criteria on the Club constitution, structure, finance management and organisation with competencies for those involved in the management, running and coaching of the Club for the training/develoment and competitive sections, including PGV disclosure and Child Protection.
The Club will be looking to progress to the SFA Development and Community Club status and is looking to strengthen its links with the Banchory Amateurs and the Banchory St Ternan adult teams for their Player Pathway.
Banchory Boys Club operates sessions for all primary age groups on a Saturday morning at KGV Park from 10-11:30 am and runs team sections for 4v 4 and 7 v 7 sections in the Primary age groups as well as competitive teams in the ADJFA league from u13 to u17 level and aim to have a team at u19 level next season as well.
The Club also runs a Girls section at primary age level and the Banchory Girls train on a Wednesday evening at the Hill of Banchory School from 5:30 to 6:30 pm until the clocks change and then they will train outdoors.
The girls also play 5v5 at the Aberdeen Sports Centre on Sundays.
All of the personnel involved in the Club are volunteers and the Club are always looking for people to be involved to help in the running and coaching side.
The Club is also looking to increase participation for all children at age groups from nursery/P1 to u19 to be involved in the development or competitive sections.
The club website is www.banchoryboysclub.co.uk and the relevant contact details can be found there.
The attached picture shows Dom Flaherty (Club Secretary) centre left, and Graeme Davidson (Club Chairmen) centre right, receiving the Award at the SFA QM event.
Banchory Boys Football Club was formed in 1979 and currently has a membership of just over 250 aged between 5 and 19 years old.
There are currently 6 members on the elected committee.