Bully Wee quit youth football
Cut in funding forces Clyde’s hand
Clyde have annouced that they will no longer participate in competitive youth football.
A statement on the official club website yesterday (Tuesday) read that they concluded a review of the SFA Club Academy Scotland (CAS) model for youth development.
Currently, the club enters teams at Under-11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17 into this structure.
A statement read: “With decreasing grant funding coming from the SFA for community clubs, the significant resources required to comply with CAS participation, and the governing body’s commitment to elite player development, Clyde FC has reluctantly concluded that the finance and resources necessary to operate within the CAS model cannot be sustained while it occupies the lower tiers of the Scottish game.
“As a result, the club has reluctantly concluded that it will not participate in competitive youth football, within Club Academy Scotland, next season and has advised the SFA accordingly.”
The statement added that parents of all youth academy players are currently being informed of the decision, and have been advised that the boys are free to find new clubs when their contract expires on June 30.
The club’s under-20 side, which is not part of Club Academy Scotland, remains in place
The club have also confirmed that the next Fans Forum will take place on Monday, July 13, at Rutherglen Town Hall (7.30pm).
The event will allow supporters to question Clyde manager Barry Ferguson on football matters and also members of the board on wider club issues.
The club can confirm that an extraordinary general meeting will be held on Monday, June 22 at 7.30pm at the Town Hall, Rutherglen.
Information packs, containing the notice calling the meeting, the resolutions to be considered and the proxy forms, will be forwarded by email, and post where appropriate, to adult owners at the end of the week to comply with the statutory 14 days notice required for such meetings.
Meet the fans
Barry Ferguson will be at Rutherglen Town Hall
Fan forum Clyde fans will meet next month in the Town Hall