The Scottish FA, in partnership with Scottish Disability Sport and Glasgow City Council's Active Schools Team, launched the first of its two new Learning Disability Regional Leagues at Toryglen Regional Football Centre earlier this month.
The West Regional League, which will be mirrored in the South East of Scotland, has been set up to allow those with learning disabilities for the first time to access regular competitive football. To ensure the players get to also practice their skills before the league games, each team that has entered has received a team training pack, including footballs, training bibs, markers and session planners.
The winners of both the West and South East Regional Leagues will earn the opportunity to play against each other to become crowned the Scottish Champions in the early spring next year.
The West Regions first round of fixtures, took place on Friday 18th September at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. There was representation from 5 schools including St. Aidans, Parkhill, St. Oswald’s, Hollybrook and Abercorn. Due to circumstances out with their hands St. Joan of Arc could not attend the first League meeting.
Currently sitting top of the table with 10 points are Abercorn, only just holding off second placed St Aidans on goal difference. The league is wide open with everything still to play for at the next round of fixture at this exciting new League format.
Please see below the full league placing along with top goal scorers.
|ST. JOAN OF ARC||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Thomas Kelly||St. Aidens||3|
|Andy Colquhoun||St. Aidens||3|
|Alan Sweeton||St. Aidens||1|
|Ross Yule||St. Oswalds||1|