The Scottish FA possesses a flourishing grassroots programme across its six regions providing a variety of activities for football at all abilities.
The scale and breadth of opportunities in football for people across Scotland have grown greatly over the last 10 years, when the Scottish FA regions were established.
They now work with and support a range of different clubs and organisations across the country to provide football for people from varying ages and backgrounds.
The recently developed One National Plan, which outlines the aims of grassroots football in Scotland with the ultimate goal of creating football for life for people of all age groups.
To realise that ambition, there are a number of different objectives that the Scottish FA deliver to achieve this goal.
As part of Clubs for Communities the Scottish FA deliver a Quality Mark Award Scheme which supports clubs to put a strategy in place to fulfil their ambitions.
As part of Skills for Life, we are working with the Scottish Government’s programme Cashback for Communities.
The highly regarded ‘School of Football’ programme operates to support young people through their transition from primary to secondary schools by introducing football every day and improving their attainment by achieving an SVQ.
There are also a number of Football for All initiatives including the Tesco Bank Football Challenge, which introduces 20,000 primary school children across the country each year to a healthy and active lifestyle using the power of sport.
The new Para-Football development plan, ‘Playability’, aims to provide opportunities for people who are unable to play mainstream football through a disability using initiatives such as ‘Frame Football’.
To get involved in any of the exciting projects happening across Scotland, contact your local Scottish FA region.