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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.

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 Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Community Sport Hubs

Community Sport Hubs bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.

Football: Creative Player

'Creative Player' is a class designed for children aged 7 to 9 years of age and provides children the opportunity to develop their footballing skills.

Football: Minikickers

Minikickers is for children aged 4-6 years, that encourages a love of football and exercise as well as mixing as part of a group.

Football: Soccer School

Go Club Football focuses on children aged 9-11 years old giving them the right environment to improve their football skills and enjoy playing the game.

Football: Tiny Tots

Tiny Tots is in early years activity aimed at children between 18 months and 3 years encouraging participation in sport and games and parent interaction throughout!

Para Football

Our sessions will provide skill and fitness-focused football training sessions in a fun, social atmosphere as well as enjoying the game of football itself.

Walking Football

If you think your footballing days are over, then think again! Glasgow Sport are trying out a new programme - Walking football, a slower version of the beautiful game!

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport Football

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport Football Participation Team
Contact Email
football@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 287 5953
Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Partnership of sports and activity providers delivering activity in the Dennistoun Area. Linking sports activity to community needs is the key to everything that DACSH undertakes.
A number of venues are used, with the main hub being in Alexandra Park.

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.

Langside Sports Club

Langside Sports Club

Langside Sports Club is a friendly, multi-sports club on the south side of Glasgow and operates as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC049764).

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Shettleston Community Hub is a collection of sports and physical activity groups based in and serving the community of Shettleston.

OLA Community Sports Hub

OLA Community Sports Hub

Glasgow's fastest-growing Football Club & Sports Hub welcomes young athletes of all ability from age 5-12. Also offer adult sports opportunities.

East End Thistle

East End Thistle

We are a local youth football club training at Bannerman high and Mount Vernon looking for players for all age groups from players born in 2009 to 2002.

Gladiator weightlifting club

Gladiator weightlifting club

The Gladiator progamme works to early intervention age progressed phyisical activity programs through play and advancement in to sport.

services deliverd.

out reach play programs, indoor play facility (shandwick st) ,Auchinlea sport base. Olympic

Whitacres Community Sports Hub

Whitacres Community Sports Hub

Welcome To Whitacres CSH

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub is an area based hub, with facilities and activities taking place in Easterhouse Sport Centre and Easterhouse Phoenix Community Centre. There is a wide range of activity on offer.

SAPC Community Sports Hub

SAPC Community Sports Hub

St. Angela’s Participation Centre (SAPC) is helping to embrace diversity and improve the lives of young people and their families in and around Greater Pollok

Football: Creative Players (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (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 Players (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (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 Players (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (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: 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: 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: 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: 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 Players (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (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 Players (6 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (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.

Return to Disability Football Fund

Return to Disability Football Fund

Funded by The FA and Sport England (Using National Lottery funding), return to disability football is a 300k fund providing grants of up to £1,000 to help clubs and organisations most in need to restart or deliver new disability football activity.

Finance & Procurement Assistant

This is a unique opportunity to use your experience in finance and administration to improve the lives of young people. For over 25 years The Youth Sport Trust has been doing just that by using the power of sport. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping all young people with skills for life. In 2021 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For.

Account Executive

Skilled at using management information systems and coordinating project activities, you are ready for a career move that will make the most of your skills and develop you further. Then this Account Executive at the Youth Sport Trust is for you. For over 25 years we have been using the power of sport to improve the lives of young people. In 2021 we were ranked one of the best places to work in the UK by the Sunday Times Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For. Come and join the team and help us continue to have real world impact.

Operations Manager

The Operations Manager oversees all daily operations of the community trust ensuring that the charity is well coordinated and productive by managing its procedures and supporting staff. The role will form part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and will report directly into the CEO

Glasgow Sport Football Participation

Football Participation Officer

0141 287 5937