AMPUTEE FOOTBALL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FUNDRAISING APPEAL
Scotland's senior amputee football squad has qualified for its first ever major tournament - the Amputee Football European Championships in Krakow in September 2020.
However, without the funds, they will not be able to go. We need to raise around £20,000 to get them there and we are appealing to Scottish businesses and individuals to help us.
PLEASE DONATE ANYTHING YOU CAN AND SPREAD THE WORD!
East Kilbride footballer makes history playing in Scotland's first amputee football international clash
In May 2018, the senior squad traveled to Verona in Italy for their first official international fixture, supported by the SFA. It was a learning curve from start to finish and our Italian counterparts taught us a lot about the game and what we can aspire to.
What it feels like..to play for Scotland as an amputee
In Spring 2018, Rebecca Sellar featured in an interview with Susan Swarbrick of the Herald, to tell her story about what it feels like to play amputee football for Scotland as a woman and as an amputee. Here's her story...
Scotland Amputee Football Association to host first ever junior football camp
In May 2020, Scotland Amputee Football Association will host the inaugural Scottish Amputee Football Junior Camp in Edinburgh. The camp, which will take place at the Capital's impressive Oriam Centre at Riccarton, will see junior players from Scotland, Italy and Ireland come together for four days of fun, football training, games and friendship.
Scotland has qualified for a major tournament in amputee football for the first time
The Scottish amputee senior squad is due to head to Krakow in September 2020 for the Amputee Football European Championships. In January 2020, CEO and AFAS Founder Ashley Reid attended the EAFF Congress in Krakow to check out the stadiums ahead of the tournament and for the all important draw.
Rangers daft Harris, 9, dreams of scoring for club and country
Harris Tinney had his right foot amputated when he was just five days old. But he’s not let that hold him back as he stars for his boys’ club Palace Park and for our very own Partick Thistle Juniors side. Harris dreams of being a Paralympian and we hope to help him on his journey.
Dundee United launch amputee football team
Dundee United has become the first team in the east of Scotland to launch its own amputee football team thanks to funding from Amputee Football Association Scotland. Following a taster session back in May 2017, the club has embraced the initiative and training will commence in Autumn 2017. An exhibition match is expected to be staged against rivals Partick Thistle later in the year.
Keeley Cerretti to represent Scotland in European Junior Amputee Football Camp
Eight year old Keeley Cerretti of Larkhall in South Lanarkshire will head to Warsaw, Poland in July for the European Amputee Football Junior Camp, becoming the first female young person from Scotland to participate in the European camp.
Scotland's national Amputee Football team makes European debut thanks to sponsorship from Muir
Amputee Football Association Scotland sent a national squad to Breda in The Netherlands to make their European debut in June 2017, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Muir Group in Fife. One of the squad, Iain Matthew, works for Muir Homes and raised awareness of the charity's plight with his employers.
Amputee football fan bags SPFL Goal of the Month
Scotland first team amputee football player and Dundee United fan Tommy McKay was crowned the winner of the Ladbrokes SPFL Goal of the Month for November 2016 after scoring a stunning chip at Tannadice during the McEwan Fraser Legal half time challenge.
Glasgow hosts cross border amputee football contest
Scotland's first cross border amputee football tournament has taken place in Glasgow. Amputees from the across the UK took part in the contest at Springburn Park, organised by AFAS.
One legged footballer up for SPFL Goal of the Month
A ONE-LEGGED Dundee United fan who netted a stunning chip at Tannadice is in the running for the SPFL’s Goal of the Month for November.
United diehard Tommy McKay, who plays for Partick Thistle Amputees, Scotland's only amputee football team, used his crutches to scale half the pitch before lobbing the goalkeeper in just TEN seconds. The dream goal earned a huge roar from the 6,000 fans after Tangerines keeper Brett Long was left with no chance. Speaking after the wonder strike, Tommy said: “I thought it was going to be something I’d remember for the rest of my life!
Tommy’s half-time cameo against Dunfermline was part of the McEwan Fraser Legal #HomeAdvantage challenge and took place the same week that Amputee Football Association Scotland was launched. As a result, McEwan Fraser Legal stepped in to help the charity, ensuring that Scotland's only amputee team for which Tommy is a key player, would make it to their first international fixture in March 2017 in Limerick, Ireland.
Ashley Reid, executive director at Amputee Football Association Scotland, commented:
“Tommy’s phenomenal goal has helped put amputee football in the spotlight and we're thrilled it is getting the recognition it deserved in the SPFL Goal of the Month nomination. I'd encourage everyone to vote for Tommy."