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SWAF - Glasgow & Strathclyde

Learn more about Scotch Whisky Action Funds in Glasgow and Strathclyde during 2021.

Scottish Professional Football League Trust

Awarded:   £9,000

Project: Community Coaches' training

The Scottish Professional Football League Trust (SPFL Trust) is an umbrella organisation representing all 42 professional football clubs throughout Scotland.

The SPFL Trust’s UNITs project will work in partnership with Drinkaware to help develop digital and physical resources to build participants’ understanding of alcohol consumption. The SWAF funding will be used to train and support community coaches at clubs in Scotland to learn more about the impact that alcohol can have on general wellbeing and health. Participants will be shown how to measure units with a unit measuring glass, track and predict healthy consumption using an alcohol calculator, and be provided with information for other local support groups. This will then help participants to develop a healthy approach to its use, and to feel comfortable accessing support around their consumption. 

The UNITs project will be delivered by 33 clubs: Airdrieonians FC, Alloa Athletic FC, Arbroath FC, Brechin City FC, Clyde FC, Dundee FC, Dundee Utd FC, East Fife FC, Falkirk FC, Heart of Midlothian FC, Hibernian FC, Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Livingston FC, Montrose FC, Motherwell FC, Peterhead FC, Queen of the South FC, Queens Park FC, Raith Rovers FC, Rangers FC, Ross County FC, Stirling Albion FC, Stranraer FC, St Mirren FC.

The project is expected to benefit around 1,800 adults.