The Scottish Football Association

Quality Mark

The Quality Mark award  - part of the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland - recognises pro-active clubs and schools working to increase youth and community participation.

Clubs and schools receive the award after meeting standards in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning.

There are 53 clubs in the South West region which have received the prestigious award, including Annan Academy, Tass Thistle FC and Girdle Toll FC.


If you would be interested in applying for the scheme, please fill out the form below or contact David Sheldon, club development manager by email at


Where the web links exist, follow the links below for clubs which have received our award. If there are nolinks please contact our regional office for contact details of theclub.  All of the clubs listed have shown a strong commitment to player development and higher levels of coach education, child protection and first aid.  


ClubAffiliationLA AreaQuality Mark Status
Blantyre Soccer AcademyYouthSouth LanarkshireLegacy Award
Claremont AFCYouth/AMS/SWFSouth LanarkshireLegacy Award
Kilbirnie CFCYouthNorth AyrshireLegacy Award
Strathaven DynamoYouth/AMS/SWFSouth LanarkshireLegacy Award
Kilwinning Sports ClubYouthNorth AyrshireCommunity Award
Milton Rovers FCYouthSouth LanarkshireCommunity Award
EK FCYouth/Ams/LowlandSouth LanarkshireCommunity Award
Caledonian YFCYouthSouth AyrshireCommunity
Beith JuniorsYouth/Jnr/AmsNorth AyrshireCommunity Award
Heston Rovers FCYouth/South ScotlandD & GCommunity Award
Annan AthleticYouthD & GDevelopment Award
Cumnock Juniors YFC
YouthEast AyrshireDevelopment Award
Dalry RoversYouthNorth AyrshireDevelopment Award
Girvan YouthsYouthSouth AyrshireDevelopment Award
Kilmarnock Ladies FCYouthEast AyrshireDevelopment Award
Mill UnitedYouthSouth LanarkshireDevelopment Award
Cunninghame Youth Football ClubYouth/AmsNorth AyrshireDevelopment Award
TASS ThistleYouthNorth AyrshireDevelopment Award
Gow ValleyYouthSouth LanarkshireDevelopment Award
Prestwick Community Football ClubYouth/AmsSouth AyrshireDevelopment Award
Abbey ValeSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
CreetownSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
Dalbettie StarSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
Fleet StarSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
Nithsdale WanderersSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
St. Cuthberts WanderersSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
Wigtown & BladnochSouth ScotlandD & GStandard Award
Mid AnnandaleSouth Scotland / YouthD & GStandard Award
Stranraer LadiesYouthD & GStandard Award
Dumfries Girls FCYouthD & GStandard Award
Galloway ThistleYouthD & GStandard Award
Greystone Rovers AFCYouthD & GStandard Award
Lochar Thistle Youth AFCYouthD & GStandard Award
Millennium FCYouthD & GStandard Award
Stranraer East EndYouthD & GStandard Award
Terregles YFCYouthD & GStandard Award
Ayr United Football Academy GirlsYouthSouth AyrshireDevelopment Award
Auchinleck Talbot - JuniorJuniorEast AyrshireStandard Award
Cumnock Juniors - JuniorJuniorEasy AyrshireStandard Award
Bellfield Youths FCYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Darvel YouthYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Dean Thistle YFCYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Kilmarnock Portland FCYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Stewarton Annick FCYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Crosshouse BCYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Dean Thistle BCYouthEast AyrhsireStandard Award
Galston YouthYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Grange AcademySchoolEast AyrshireStandard Award
Dalrymaple ThistleYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Rowallan Sports ClubYouthEast AyrshireStandard Award
Dreghorn FCYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Girdle Toll FCYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Irvine Thistle BCYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Irvine Victoria YFCYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Largs Thistle/ColtsYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Woodwynd Wolves FCYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Winlinton WolvesYouthNorth AyrshireStandard Award
Girvan - JuniorJuniorSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Ayr Boswell FCYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Ayr Thistle ColtsYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Craigie UnitedYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Troon Thistle YFCYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Valspar FCYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
CoyltonYouthSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Whitletts VictoriaJuniorSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Glenburn Miners WelfareYouth/AmateurSouth AyrshireStandard Award
UCAAmateurSouth AyrshireStandard Award
Blantyre Boys ClubYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Burnbank Boys ClubYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Cadzow Boys ClubYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Cambuslang Football Academy
YouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Carluke - JuniorJuniorSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
East Kilbride Caledonian Thistle (Girls)YouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
EK Burgh United FCYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
EK Thistle FC  (Junior Attachement)YouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
EK YC YouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
EKYMAmsSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Hamilton Academicals G&WFCGirlsSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Lanarkshire Sports ClubYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Larkhall UnitedYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
MoorlandsYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Scotland Boys ClubYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award
Westwood RoversYouthSouth LanarkshireStandard Award


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