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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 (4-6), creative players (7-9) and Play the Game (10-12) 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.

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Walking Football

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National Governing Bodies

Glasgow Sport Football

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

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Somali Association in Glasgow

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Chartered Sport Physiotherapy

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Alongside the evening commitments the individual would need to be able to work a maximum of 2 Saturday games (e.g., 9.30am-12.30 for home games) per month during season.

We want to make this post as flexible as possible in order to make it work for the successful candidate (e.g., provide choice of Saturdays on and off).

University of Leicester Men’s and Women’s Futsal Coach

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The successful candidate will have experience of developing Futsal teams and knowledge of strategic leadership, culture development, competitive success and the drive to continue developing both the Men’s and Women’s Futsal programmes.

Football Development Administrator

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Reporting to the Head of Football Development, the post holder will join a dedicated team of development staff, tasked with increasing and developing participation of all football within the county in line with the FA’s National Game Strategy and the Northamptonshire FA operational plan.

The role is specifically focussed on organising, coordinating and administrating all aspects of education courses delivered by the County FA. The post holder will also be the lead employee for remaining a compliant education centre.

Glasgow Sport Football Participation

Football Participation Officer

0141 287 5937