The Scotland Cerebral Palsy team won their first matches of 2016 this weekend with two convincing victories over Northern Ireland.

In the first of a series of interviews with the Scotland Celebral Palsy team, we catch up with vice-captain and Paralympian Blair Glynn.

At the age of 11, Blair suffered a stroke in his right side. The stroke hospitalised him for three months, followed by a further seven years as an outpatient before being fully discharged at the age of 18.

His journey as an international footballer started, however, by chance.

Speaking to the Scottish FA, Blair explained: “This will be my seventh year involved with the squad. It kind of started a bit randomly, though. I was on the Scottish FA website looking for Scotland tickets when I noticed that there was a disability section.

“I clicked on it, and then from there I learnt about the Cerebral Palsy team. I contacted Stuart Sharp, who was the Scotland coach back then, and since then I’ve not looked back.”

Glynn has gone on to represent Scotland in international tournaments all over the world, as well as Great Britain at the 2012 Paralympics in London.

“It was a great experience for me, especially as it was a home Games, so to speak. My friends and family came down to watch, there was about 36 people just to see me!”

With Scotland, Edinburgh-born Glynn has created some great memories and made friends for life.

“I’ve loved every minute I’ve had with the Scotland team. From my first goal against Canada to travelling all over the world representing my country, it’s been fantastic.” he said.

“It’s great being part of this squad. They are a great bunch of lads, and we all help each other out and support each other.”