The Motherwell FC Community Trust is part of what the club sees as a four-way partnership reflecting the Fir Park side's unique position in Scottish football.

In 2016, the Lanarkshire outfit became the first fully fan-owned club in the Ladbrokes Premiership, and that new era has provided a significant opportunity for Motherwell.

This is a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the work that the club does across the community.
Dawn Middleton, Motherwell FC


General manager Dawn Middleton explains the fan ownership element for Motherwell is crucial to the charity.

"We are one of the first fan owned clubs in Scottish football, so there is the fan ownership [The Well Society] side, the club side, the Academy and the Community Trust," she explains.

"We work together to ensure there is a real family bond at the club. This is a great opportunity for us to showcase some of the work that the club does across the community."

The Fir Park leg of the SPFL Trust's Trusted Trophy Tour included dozens of guests - both political and civic - who came to learn more about the Trust's work.

In particular focus was the "Well Looked After" programme, which is a cross age, cross demographic initiative designed to bring various different groups together from three years and up.

Dawn explains one example: "We have schools initiatives, including one to youth engagement project for disengaged pupils who are out of mainstream education.

"We want to make people feel part of Motherwell."

Also highlighting some of the key work of the club were Academy Director Scott Leitch and Junior Academy Head Paul Burns. Scott's impressive display highlighted the number of successful products of the club's youth academy, from Scottish internationalists to first-team regulars. Of the team which won last season's Youth Cup, eight have progressed to the first team at Motherwell and two are now furthering their careers in England.

Supporting the event were Club Captain Keith Lasley and first-team regular Craig Clay. The young participants had opportunities for photographs with the trophies and received Community Trust and Match Attax goody bags.

Photographs of the event can be found on:

SPFL Trust Official Website

Youth Football Scotland Official Website

There is so much to be proud of at Motherwell Football Club.