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Club Achieves License

Clyde Football Club were delighted to receive an early Christmas present with the official notification that it has been successful in achieving its’ Club License.

The Scottish National Club Licensing system was introduced at the beginning of season 2002/3. It can cover everything from the quality of the floodlighting to whether the club can host international matches.

A number of factors brought about its introduction including a European wide requirement for those clubs which intend to participate in European football and a desire by Scottish football to set minimum standards that will benefit all of the stakeholders in our national game.

Licensing requires that those clubs in membership of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) and Scottish Football League (SFL) meet specific standards. The standards are presented in the form of criteria under five headings:

Infrastructure
Sporting: Youth & Coaching & Medical
Legal and Administration
Financial
Codes of Practice

The criteria are transparent, graded by league where appropriate and consistent with UEFA standards where necessary.

Club Secretary John Taylor commented, “We are by no means the first to achieve this award but it is a significant milestone for the club and our thanks go to the individuals who have worked hard in completing it.”

“The license scheme is an internal audit and is a further tangible example of the work that has gone on behind the scenes since the new board took over. However this is a process of continual improvement and as such we can not be complacent. The Scottish National Club licensing scheme will therefore continue to be a measure and a guide for us as we progress as a club.”