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Football is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. The beautiful game is recognised as Scotland's national sport.

An Overview of Football

It's fast, skillful, fun and open to everyone. Most of us have kicked a football around at some point. One of the real beauties of the game is that it can be a sport for life. Friends and children in the park, jumpers for goalposts. Its free, fun and one of the best ways to keep fit and healthy.

Glasgow Sport deliver participation programmes for tiny tots (18 month+), mini kickers (3-4), creative players (5-8) and Go Club Football (9-11) as well as Walking Football (50+). We also work in partnership with sports clubs and organisations that deliver in communities across Glasgow.

Benefits

Football is a very accessible sport and has many benefits, including:

  • Making new friendships.
  • Increasing physical fitness as players are in constant motion and a typical 90 minute game burns approximately 630 calories.
  • Builds muscle strength.
  • Develops physical coordination.

Costs

Tiny Tots (18 month - 3 years old) 12 week block = £27.60 or Pay as You go = £2.30 per session.

Minikickers (4 years - 6 years) 12 week block = £42 or Pay as You go = £3.50 per session

Creative Player/ Play the Game (7-12 years) 12 week block = £44.40 or £42 with Kidz Card

Goalkeeping School (8-16 years) 12 week block = £51.60 or £49.20 with Kidz Card/ 9 week block = £44.40 or £42 with Kidz Card

Prices are also available for 1-2-1 coaching on request.

Involvement

Glasgow Sport have an extensive participation programme for football catering for 18 month old children all the way through to older adults playing walking football. Click on our football participation programme for more information.

Most areas of Glasgow have local football teams that cater for all ages and the SFA in partnership with Glasgow Sport offer football as part of many School curriculums.

To volunteer in football or sport in general then follow the Glasgow Sport Volunteer Bureau link in the 'Related Links' box.

Adaptations and Equipment

Participants should wear shin guards at all time to reduce the chance of injury.

Indoors; participants should wear shorts and t-shirt with appropriate footwear (trainers).

Outdoor; participants should wear appropriate footwear (football boots, astro trainers) with shorts, t-shirt and potentially tracksuit top/ bottoms depending on the weather. If playing for a team a strip will usually be provided.

Facts

  • Football first appeared in the Olympics in Paris in 1900.
  • The first international football match took place in 1872 between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland cricket ground in Partick.

Find Football Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Holiday Activity Programme

Keep active this Spring with the sports you love at your local Glasgow Club venues!

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Hutchesons' Community Sport

A hub for Community Sport and Activities!

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill & Summerston Community Sports Hub provides the local people opportunities to participate in a variety of sport and physical activities to help local people be more active and healthier.

Milton Community Sports Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around the Milton Area of north Glasgow. We want to improve the health and well being of local people by getting more people more active more often.

Scotstoun Community Sports Hub

Scotstoun CSH supports the development of inclusive sports clubs and physical activity opportunities to provide opportunities for more people to get active. There are lots of sports on offer such as A

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Life - Football

Contact Name
Glasgow Life - Football
Contact Email
football@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 287 5953
Bellgrove Amateurs FC

Bellgrove Amateurs FC

Community group based in east end of Glasgow all members welcome,young or old male or female.

Glasgow Saints F.C.

Glasgow Saints F.C.

Using the power of the beautiful game, the club will promote socially conscious activities and initiatives to help those in need; whilst encouraging inclusion and involvement at all levels.

DTI Amateur Football Club

DTI Amateur Football Club

Welcoming adult amateur football club playing in the Strathclyde Saturday Morning League.
New players welcome!

Games: Saturday 10am
Home park: Glasgow Green 4G
Training: Tuesday 8-9.30pm, Petershill

John Street AFC

John Street AFC

John street amateur football club based in Bridgeton, Glasgow. Home games are played at Glasgow green.

Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club

Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club

Glasgow Deaf Athletic Football Club (GDAFC) is the oldest Deaf Football Club in the World.

Finnart Football Academy

Finnart Football Academy

Finnart provides affordable football to over 500+ kids and adults from all over Glasgow starting from 3 years old.

Finnart hosts our famous mini kickers program at Glasgow green every Thursday 6-7pm.

Bluevale Community Club

Bluevale Community Club

We are a community organisation based around Dennistoun and Haghill delivering boxing classes for age 5 and up, fitness classes and various other activities for our community.

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

We are a partnership of local sports & activity providers supporting the community in all things sport and physical activity. We are made of committee members and partners with the focus of our community at the centre of the discussions.

Boccia

Glasgow Life - Sport

Glasgow Life - Sport deliver and enable activities to Get Glasgow Active.

Glasgow Life - Football

Glasgow Life - Football

Glasgow has a special history when it comes to the beautiful game. Glasgow Life's football programme reflects that passion at every level.
From coaching and development camps to walking football and social kickabouts, we look forward to seeing you on a p

Somali Association in Glasgow

Somali Association in Glasgow

We provide sports and activities targeted for the Somali community and is open for the whole community to get involved.

Glasgow Island AFC

Glasgow Island AFC

Saturday morning amateur football team

Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA)

Youth Community Support Agency (YCSA)

Through a range of services YCSA helps Black and Minority Ethnic young people, aged 10 – 25 embrace their potential to become active and valued members of our diverse society, developing the skills and leadership abilities to succeed in life.

Glasgow ANSAR

Glasgow ANSAR

Glasgow ANSAR stands for All Nations Sports Arts Recreation. Currently membership is in excess of 200 ranging in ages from 8 to 45 and from both sexes. Furthermore it no longer confines its activities to the sports arena.

Active Life Club

Active Life Club

Active Life Club is a registered charity managed by volunteers. We offer services for young people for their social and mental well being through sports. You can come along to enjoy sports or arts, get fit and feel better, or just be social.

Africa Future

Africa Future

Africa Future is a Community Organization based in Scotland set up on 1st July 2017. We work to improve Education, Health and Sport for African People living in Scotland

Tron Boys Sports Club

Tron Boys Sports Club

For boys in P7 - S6, every Tuesday during term time, 7:30-9.00 pm. Meeting at Tron Queen’s Park | 5 Prince Edward Street

Summerston Youth F.C.

Summerston Youth F.C.

Summerston YFC are from the Summerston area in North Glasgow where age groups start from age 5 upwards.

Athena Glasgow Women and Girls Football Academy

Athena Glasgow Women and Girls Football Academy

Women and Girls Football Academy in North of Glasgow Established 2022.

Glasgow Titans FC

Glasgow Titans FC

Glasgow based football team who's aim is to help those who want to lose weight regardless of their ability.

North Kelvin Utd

North Kelvin Utd

North Kelvin Sports Development Group is a registered charity (Scottish Charity No: SCO40027) based in north-west Glasgow which was established in May 1999 with the stated aims of inclusiveness, opportunity and access for all.

Greenfield Football Centre

Greenfield Football Centre

Greenfield football centre is run and managed by Shettleston Community Sports Trust (SCST) with the aim to improve local sports participation by offering high standard playing fields.

Rossvale FC

Rossvale FC

Rossvale currently have 600 players, boys, girls and adults. If you play football and need a club that can help you to develop your skills, then you should contact us. All our coaches are SFA qualified coaches. Training takes place in a variety of locatio

Glasgow Wellington FC

Glasgow Wellington FC

We are Glasgow Wellington FC. Based out of Greenfield Football Centre. We currently have 4 amateur football teams. Saturday Morning, Sunday - GDSFC, Sunday Colts - GDSFC and our Dukes FFC (Football Fitness Club) part of the Warriors Premier League

Maryhill Football Club

Maryhill Football Club

We are a male, senior, semi-professional, football club that currently plays in the West of Scotland Football League. We were founded in Maryhill in 1884 and currently play in the same ground we have played in since the late 1800's.

Glasgow Afghan United

Glasgow Afghan United

GLASGOW Afghan United (GAU) was founded in 2004 to promote the values of unity, equality, peace and diversity in Scotland by supporting the Afghan community and other diverse ethnic minority groups.

Joga Futsal Academy

Joga Futsal Academy

Established in 2015 Joga Futsal Academy aims to provide our youth the opportunity to develop skills, tactical knowledge and understanding of the game Futsal.

Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair FC

Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair FC

Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair FC is a disability sports club which runs a Powerchair Football club. On a Tuesday evening, there is a training session that is open to anyone who uses a power wheelchair. The club provides football powerchairs, so come along

Footy Addicts (18+)

Footy Addicts (18+)

Footy Addicts Glasgow play social games at various locations across Glasgow and are looking for new faces to come down and join in! Games are social and of mixed-ability.

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 6 to 8 years and focuses on providing each child with consistent delivery of football practices aiming to improve the technical ability of each participant.

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Mini Kickers is a fun footballing session for 4-5 year olds. An extremely popular class that allows pre-school children to build confidence in a group whilst developing their movement and coordination skills. All of this whilst learning some football skills with the encouragement of coaches and parents!

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 6 to 8 years and focuses on providing each child with consistent delivery of football practices aiming to improve the technical ability of each participant.

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 6 to 8 years and focuses on providing each child with consistent delivery of football practices aiming to improve the technical ability of each participant.

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 6 to 8 years and focuses on providing each child with consistent delivery of football practices aiming to improve the technical ability of each participant.

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Mini Kickers is a fun footballing session for 4-5 year olds. An extremely popular class that allows pre-school children to build confidence in a group whilst developing their movement and coordination skills. All of this whilst learning some football skills with the encouragement of coaches and parents!

Football: Tiny Tots (18 months - 3yrs)

Football: Tiny Tots (18 months - 3yrs)

Tiny Tots is a fun parent-child football session! Bring your toddler along for their first taste of football and enjoy our fun games that encourage parent and child interaction as well as developing coordination, balance and movement skills.

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Football: Mini Kickers (4 to 5yrs)

Mini Kickers is a fun footballing session for 4-5 year olds. An extremely popular class that allows pre-school children to build confidence in a group whilst developing their movement and coordination skills. All of this whilst learning some football skills with the encouragement of coaches and parents!

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Player (6 to 8yrs)

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 6 to 8 years and focuses on providing each child with consistent delivery of football practices aiming to improve the technical ability of each participant.

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Barclays Community Football Fund

Barclays Community Football Fund

Barclays believe in creating opportunities for all through access to football. Through the Barclays Community Football Fund, we want to grow participation in football at every level.

Barclays Community Football Fund - Female Coaching Grants

Barclays Community Football Fund - Female Coaching Grants

Barclays is teaming up with Ian Wright and dedicating grants through the Barclays Community Football Fund to get more women qualified as coaches for girls.

Fans for Diversity Fund

Fans for Diversity Fund

Through the Fans for Diversity campaign, delivered in partnership with the Football Supporters’ Association, Kick It Out support fans to hold events at their clubs and take action in their communities to make sure everyone feels at home.

Every fan should feel welcome at every match. No one should feel excluded because of their age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or any other aspect of who they are.

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Grassroots Red Sky Foundation Defibrillator Programme

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Club Doncaster Sports College have an exciting opportunity for a PGCE student at the Eco-Power Stadium. The placement offers an opportunity to teach on both Level 2 and 3 Sport and a role within the Football Academy which play in the EFL CEFA League.

Casual Coach- Development, Advance and Elite Centre's

Reading FC Community Trust are currently recruiting Football Coaches to deliver football within our Development, Advance & Elite centres in Berkshire.

We're looking for reliable, punctual, and enthusiastic coaches that can lead as an individual or part of a team.

The candidate should have experience working with players U8-U16 age bracket and a background in Football Coaching and have knowledge of planning of high-quality sessions that will develop & stretch the boys who are in the centres.

This is an excellent role that requires a lot of energy, drive, and passion to deliver the highest standard with the opportunity to progress within Football.

Glasgow Sport Football Participation

Football Participation Officer

0141 287 5937