The SFA have confirmed that £1.5million will be paid out among football clubs in Scotland as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down the game.

The SPFL and SFA delayed leagues over the COVID-19 leaving clubs worried about their survival while games are in lockdown.

Funds from Club Licensing and Club Academy Scotland award payments will now be distributed within the next 24 hours. Rod Petrie, Scottish FA President said: “I am pleased to announce the immediate cash payments to members of Club Licensing and Club Academy Scotland amounts which were budgeted to be paid later this year.

“Given the financial uncertainty faced by clubs, we have looked at areas of distribution where we can accelerate and pay now, rather than wait to pay on the usual distribution dates.

"The combined amount forward funded in this way is approximately £1.5m, which we believe will be of great support to clubs who face uncertainty and, worse still, a significant loss of revenue as a result of the impact of coronavirus in Scotland. 

“I would like to thank our Chief Executive, Ian Maxwell, and the Operations Board for their expediency in enabling us to bring forward the payments.”

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