Raith Rovers FC are delighted to welcome Raith Rovers Community Club (RRCC) into the Raith Rovers family!
For a number of months, the Board of Trustees at the Raith Rovers Community Foundation (RRCF) have been working with the Raith Rovers Community Club (RRCC) Committee to align them within the official Raith Rovers Charity and we are delighted to announce this has now been achieved.
The RRCC is the amalgamation of the already highly successful Raith Rovers Women & Girls F.C. and Real Fife F.C. programmes and in recent weeks discussions have progressed with the inclusion of the Raith Rovers Walking Football section, creating a vibrant club for participants of all ages.
Bringing all three successful clubs together, working as one under the brand of the local professional club means a stronger community presence for all concerned.
The Scottish FA East Region for a number of years have identified the huge potential in the Kirkcaldy area for a strong community club. Kevin Lee (Scottish FA East Region Manager) and Gavin Tinley (Scottish FA East Region Club Development Manager) have been at the forefront of these discussions and we thank them for their support.
Kevin Lee stated “Raith Rovers Women & Girls FC and Real Fife FC were two fantastic Scottish FA Quality Mark football clubs within the Kirkcaldy area and to bring them together will not only ensure they have the platform to achieve Quality Mark Platinum Status (which is the highest level) but will also widen opportunities for the community of Kirkcaldy to play our great game.
When we were approached by the representatives of Raith Rovers Community Foundation and they shared their new vision and business plan it was obvious to us this would add great value to the area of Kirkcaldy, and we were delighted to support the project”
Judy Hamilton (Chair of RRCF) commented “On behalf of the Trustees at RRCF I would like to thank the hard work of the RRCC Committee, especially Wayne Carroll on behalf of Real Fife FC, Neil Sinclair on behalf of RRWGFC and Stephen MacCrimmon on behalf of Walking Football. We also received invaluable support from Sharron Redpath at Fife Voluntary Action Group.
“We have managed to bring three successful and established clubs together creating a strong community partnership, we are delighted to have made this early progress in the current charity expansion plan. This early progress will enable us to maximise our reach within the local community.”
Judy continued “We look forward to progressing our expanded coaching sessions once we are fully functional post the pandemic period and until that time, we wish all our current and future participants a safe and healthy isolation as we deal with this difficult period ahead of us all.”
Anyone interested in being involved in any of the above projects then please get in touch via our social media platforms or by emailing communityraithrovers.net