Hamilton Accies defender Martin Canning was on hand to support the Scottish FA and Scottish Disability Sport's first ever visually impaired football festival.

Uddingston Grammar was chosen as the venue, as the school has an active visual impairment unit, however there are plans to roll out festivals nationally in the coming year.

Greig Taylor, Assistant National Football Development Officer, said:

"The disability football programme has been expanding rapidly across Scotland over the last three years. We have had huge success in cerebral palsy football and the Scotland team is currently ranked 7th in the world. Visually impaired football has been a focus of our disability structure, and today we are delighted to be delivering our first ever national festival."

The Scottish FA is committed to getting more people to play more football more often, and our extensive disability programme helped the association to gain UEFA’s coveted Six Star Status.

The recognition is given to national associations that go the extra mile to increase standards at all levels, and develop innovative programmes to encourage more people to get involved in football, either as players or volunteers.

For more information, or to get involved in disability football as a player or volunteer, please contact Greig Taylor on 0788 322 7833.