Greystone Rovers Youth Football Club was created by volunteers in 1938 in Dumfries to provide the opportunity for local children of all ages to play football.
Since then Greystone Rovers has been involved in many different community projects and on the 25th of October 2015 was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisational status by OSCR.
The purpose of The Greystone Rovers Foundation charity is:
- The advancement of education
- The advancement of health
- The advancement of public participation in sport
- The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of the recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended.
- Provide or organise the provision of facilities which will encourage youths & adults to play football or other sports.
- To provide and maintain the appropriate equipment for those objects & to promote and provide coaching for persons organising & playing such games & sport.
- To help improve the health and quality of life of the members of the local community through education of health and lifestyle changes, increased participation in sport.
- Youth and community development through partnership working. Enable vulnerable community members to participate in sport and exercise.
- Advance the education of youths in Dumfries and Galloway on living active lifestyles and growing sport at all levels.
Today the foundation is open to all young people and managed by a Board of Trustees.
Based in Dumfries, many of our young members come from communities where there is a need for particularly community sporting involvement. The Greystone Foundation is geared up to encourage all community groups to participate in Sport as individuals, but also to learn the long-term benefits of team work.