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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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For kids aged 8-16 years old based at our state of the art, Toryglen Regional Football Centre providing high-quality, specialised goalkeeping coaching and training for keepers of various abilities.

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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

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.

Somali Association in Glasgow

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

SAPC Community Sports Hub

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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.

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services deliverd.

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Whitacres Community Sports Hub

Welcome To Whitacres CSH

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Football: Creative Players (5 to 8yrs)

Football: Creative Players (5 to 8yrs)

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Minikickers Football Camp (3-4 yrs) - Summer Week 5 (5 days)

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Tiny Tots (18 months - 2yrs): Summer Week 5

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Football: Creative Players (5 to 8yrs)

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Football: Go Club Football (9-11 yrs)

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Football Camp (5-11 yrs) - Summer Week 4 (5 days)

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Our week long football camps let children practice their skills and play football for 6 hours per day. Our highly qualified coaches help children develop their skills and techniques through fun practices and small sided games.

Girls Only Football Camp (5-11 yrs) - Summer Week 4 (5 days)

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Our week long football camps let children practice their skills and play football for 6 hours per day. Our highly qualified coaches help children develop their skills and techniques through fun practices and small sided games.

Minikickers Football Camp (3-4 yrs) - Summer Week 4 (5 days)

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A great way for young children to enjoy football through imaginative story based themes capturing their wild imaginations.

Football Camp (5-11 yrs) - Summer Week 5 (5 days)

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Glasgow Sport Football Participation

Football Participation Officer

0141 287 5937