The Scottish Football Partnership is pleased to announce its support for Scottish Disability Sports National Football Championships in 2014. The first of two events (National 5v5 Championship)was held at Glasgow Green on Wednesday the 30th of April and the second event (National 7v7 Championship) will be held in September at Toryglen.
National 5-a-side Football Championships (Event Report)
“Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) and the Scottish Football Association (SFA) were delighted to join forces with the Scottish Football Partnership (SFP) to deliver the National 5-a-side Football Championships at Glasgow Green. Scottish Disability Sport is grateful for the support the SFP has provided for our National Football Championships. An entry of 50 teams from around Scotland descended on Glasgow Green to participate in the largest National Championships in a number of years and a feast of football was delivered with players refusing to let the dreich conditions diminish their enjoyment of the occasion. David McArdle – National Disability Development Officer for the SFA – organised an excellent day’s football with teams representing eleven member branches and two non-member areas competing across eight different sections, including our new ‘Band E’ section, a female section and two junior sections. It proved to be a very successful tournament for Glasgow’s Firhill teams with the area claiming five out of eight competition victories. They emerged victorious in the Senior A, B, C and Ladies sections plus a victory in the Junior B section. They also finished runners-up in the Senior A section and claimed a bronze medal in the Senior Ladies sections to take their tally to seven medals for the day. Forth Valley ruled the roost in Class D with Stirling A defeating their own B team 3-1 in the final. In the Junior A section Hollybrook School from Glasgow defeated Lothian’s Cedarbank to secure the title. Scottish Disability Sport and the Scottish Football Association are grateful for the input of Brian Martin for providing officials, who supplemented their referees with students from Langside College. The attending students had received training from David McArdle in Event Management and Coaching Footballers with a Disability and proved to be an extremely welcome addition to the event”.
Mark Gaffney | Opportunities & Events Manager | Scottish Disability Sport |