THE Central Park Community Trust has received a major award.

The Trust was invited to the Scottish FA East Region Grassroots Awards event, which was recently held at the Kilmac Stadium (Dens Park) before the Dundee v Inverness Caley Thistle Viaplay Cup tie.

Prior to the match, the Scottish FA announced the winners of awards; in which the Central Park Community Trust were awarded The Best Community Football For All Project award.

The award was presented by representatives from sponsors McDonald’s, Kevin and Fiona, as well as the Scottish FA East Region, and was gratefully received by the Trust’s Community Development Manager, Dean Ewing, and Trust chairperson, Brian Lumsden.

Brian Lumsden, said: “It was a great honour to attend and receive the 'Best Community Football for All Project' East Region Award.

“It was fitting that I was accompanied by our Development Manager, Dean Ewing, who has been the driving force behind the Trust, and who along with the many community coaches, has built and delivered a range of activities which benefits everyone in our communities, no matter age or ability.

“Making football accessible to all is a main value of our Trust, breaking the barrier of cost by making many of our sessions free of charge, or as little as £1 per session.”

Brian added: “This award represents a fantastic amount of work by our team of trustees and coaches, from the Trust formation in April 2021, and from a standing start, post-Covid, to delivering over 2,000 football-based sessions in addition to non-football activity targeting areas such as mental health and well-being.

“Our thanks go to the SFA East Region and McDonald's for their role in promoting grassroots football and in recognising our work by granting this award.”