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
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 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.
For further information on any of the above, please contact Aidan Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org).