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Disability football in Scotland continues to grow with Glenrothes Strollers the latest grassroots club to be honoured by the Scottish FA for their work in this area.

The club, founded in 1973 in Fife, 30 miles north of Edinburgh, are now one of only 11 recipients of the Scottish FA’s ‘Disability Club’ Award.

In early 2012, club chairman John Buchanan linked up with Disability Sport Fife with the aim of establishing football opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Now the club has an established team which competes in the national 7-a-side championship for people with a learning disability.

David McArdle, Scottish FA disability development officer, said: “Glenrothes Strollers are a shining light for grassroots football in Scotland.

“The club gives the opportunity to adults, boys, girls and disabled participants to play football under the banner of Glenrothes Strollers and, no matter what background you come from, you can play football for this club."

Glenrothes are a Scottish FA ‘community’ level Quality Mark club.

The accreditation programme is designed to support and recognise the work of clubs and teams who have a desire to be the very best they can be.

To gain one of the awards - Entry, Standard, Development, Community or Legacy – there is a related list of criteria that the club must achieve. This criteria is aimed at improving or supporting management, development structures, administration, planning and welfare. To find out more, click HERE.

If you wish to find out more about the Scottish FA Disability Club Development Programmes or more information on Disability Football in Scotland please contact David McArdle via email - .