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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.

Active Govan Community Sports Hub

Active Govan was established to support sports clubs and physical activity providers within the local Govan area to work together to provide opportunities for people to stay or become active.

Holiday Activity Programme

Get back to the sports you love this summer at your local Glasgow Club venues!

Hutchesons' Community Sport

A hub for Community Sport and Activities!

Active Govan Community Sports Hub

Active Govan Community Sports hub aims to help sports clubs and physical activity organisations work together to provide opportunities for local people of all ages to enjoy sport and get active.

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: 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.

Holiday Activity Programme

Get back to the sports you love this summer at your local Glasgow Club venues! Families can now swim together and kids can get involved in swimming lessons, tennis, football and BMX. All of the act

National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport Football

Contact Name
Glasgow Sport Football Participation Team
Contact Email
football@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 287 5953
Bluevale Community Club

Bluevale Community Club

Boxing and fitness club, delivering sport and activity for the community around Dennistoun and Haghill.

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.

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.

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

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse CSH delivers activities across the Easterhouse community: Boxing, Badminton, Cycling, Taekwondo, Hurling, Yoga, Table Tennis, Community activities and Physical Activity

Adult Disability Football (18+)

Adult Disability Football (18+)

Our Disability Football sessions provide a safe and welcoming environment for people with disabilities to come along and enjoy the beautiful game. Our qualified and experienced coaches will provide a mix of fun activities and football games for all abilities!

Junior Disability Football (11-17)

Junior Disability Football (11-17)

Our Disability Football sessions provide a safe and welcoming environment for people with disabilities to come along and enjoy the beautiful game. Our qualified and experienced coaches will provide a mix of fun activities and football games for all abilities!

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: 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: 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!

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We are looking for (preferably) a Level 2 coach to run a team that competes in the JPL on a Saturday morning with training two evenings a week. You may however be a Level 1 with a view to progressing your qualifications.

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Enthusiasm is a must with the ability to build relationships with players.

Glasgow Sport Football Participation

Football Participation Officer

0141 287 5937