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Scottish clubs given cash handout from SFA

Partick Thistle's Firhill Stadium is covered in snow
Scottish fixtures have been decimated by winter weather

The Scottish Football Association has moved to ease the financial pressure on clubs being hit by winter weather, paying out an extra £500,000.

Arctic conditions have decimated the card in recent weeks, denying clubs income from home games.

But the SFA has sanctioned a 50% increase in discretionary payments.

"The board has recognised the difficulties clubs are facing in a harsh financial climate," said SFA chief executive Stewart Regan.

"That situation has not been helped by the recent postponements of fixtures caused by adverse weather conditions.

"We feel that this gesture, at this time of year, will show our member clubs that we are committed to them and their ongoing prosperity.

It is our intention to initiate a series of performance-related incentives to reward positive behaviours at all levels of the game

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan

"Moving forward, considerable work has been undertaken on our performance strategy and, to that end, it is our intention to initiate a series of performance-related incentives to reward positive behaviours at all levels of the game."

Member clubs and affiliated national associations will receive the increased funds from the surplus of the SFA's 2010 financial results.

Dundee entered administration even before the match postponements and several clubs have warned that more could face similar difficulties because of the lack of gate money.



see also
Eleventh Scottish game postponed
14 Dec 10 |  Scottish Cups
Morton face two-month home freeze
06 Dec 10 |  Morton
Weather wipes out Scottish card
29 Nov 10 |  Scottish League
Remaining cup tie falls to snow
27 Nov 10 |  Scottish Cups
Referee strike wipes out SFL card
26 Nov 10 |  Scottish League


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