Initiatives

Midnight League

Are you aged between 12 and 16? Want to play FREE five or 7-a-side football? Wherever you are in the country there's a Bank of Scotland Midnight League programme running near you.

Bank of Scotland Midnight League is a national network of five & 7-a-side football. Scottish FA coaches run the sessions at local sports centres and other venues, usually on Friday and Saturday evenings, with teams competing in weekly leagues. You can form a team with your friends and turn up at your local venue, or come along and join a team.

The Midnight League programme is run by the Scottish FA in partnership with The Bank of Scotland, Coalfields Regeneration Trust, CashBack for Communities, local authorities and police forces. The aim is to get young people off the street and onto the pitch, and last year over 10,000 people played Midnight League football at 70 venues across every local authority in Scotland.

Street Football

Street Football is all about bringing football to you – and giving more young people the chance to play more football more often. Anyone aged 10-18 can drop in and play for FREE at hundreds of Street Football sessions around the country.

Street Football sessions are delivered during the holiday period and use local astrograss pitches and multi-use games areas, plus mobile pitches that bring the game practically to your doorstep! With Scottish FA coaches delivering every session, it's a fun, free and safe way to get involved in football. Scottish FA Street Football is run in partnership with local authorities and community safety partnerships, and is funded by CashBack for Communities and Robert Wiseman Dairies.

Tesco Bank Football Challenge

The Tesco Bank Football Challenge is a four-year community programme that introduces football to primary two and three children (six to eight years old) across Scotland, to help engage them in a healthy and active lifestyle.

It received a UEFA Silver Grassroots Award in August, making it one of the best programmes of its kind in Europe.

Children participate in a six week block of football with qualified Scottish FA coaches, before participating in regional festivals across the country, many of which are held at high profile venues. A national festival at Hampden Park brings the school year of football to a memorable close.

The original target of 72,000 children across 1,600 primary schools, during the lifespan of the project should now be exceeded. More than 1000 primary schools in Scotland are already engaged, accounting for over 40% of all schools in the country.


Further information

For further information on any of the above, please contact Aidan Forbes (aidan.forbes@falkirkcommunitytrust.org).

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Last updated: 24 August 2015 at 14:01