The Scottish FA South East Regional Development Disability Team took part in a keenly fought competition this last weekend in Aberdeen. The event was the first of three tournaments of its kind with three different regions participating. The South East team along with the West Region and Grampian took part in the three-match series organised by Scottish Disability Sport and Scottish FA.

The teams played in a tri-angular series of games against each other. In the first game the South East lost to an excellent Grampian side but showed fantastic sopirit and the team improved throughout the match. The second game against the West Region was another close affair with the South East edging it by one goal (3-2) with Greig Dowie scoring a hat-trick.

Robert Ure South East Regional Coach was delighted with the commitment shown by all the South East players “For many of these players this is the first ever time they have competed in such an event and this will give them great experience. The players enjoyed every single second of the games and were grateful for the opportunity to pull on a South East Scotland jersey, so overall, it was a great day out for the players and coaches who work hard every month to develop the players and disability football”.

The next Scottish FA Regional Disability games are due to take place in the South East around March time and the players are already looking forward to returning to training in preparation for the next event.

The Regional Disability Centre runs once a month at Peffermill Playing Fields and is open to players with a range of Ambulant Disabilities. All sessions are Free. The following sessions are scheduled:

5th December 2010
6th February 2011
6th March 2011
3rd April 2011
1st May 2011
12th June 2011

For further information about disability football in the South East , please contact:

Jack Martin
Assistant Football Development Officer (City of Edinburgh Council)
T: 0131 550 6814