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JUNE 2022

AFAS National Team competes in international tournament in Belgium

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, the senior national amputee Scotland squad travelled abroad for a multinational tournament in June.

 

Hosted by Belgium Amputee Football Federation, we faced the Netherlands, Spain and our hosts in a terrific weekend of friendship and football. While we didn't leave with a win, the team made phenomenal progress..

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FEB 2022

Scottish Amputee Football Founder, Ashley Reid, elected Chair of SFA Scottish Para-Football

Ashley Reid, founder of Amputee Football Association Scotland, has been elected Chair of Scottish Para-football - making her the first female elected chair of an SFA Board. 

Scottish Para-Football is the first Affiliated National Association for ParaFootball in the world, setting a benchmark on the international stage and putting the Scottish FA at the forefront of diability sport.

 

MAY 2018

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.

FEBRUARY 2018

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...

DECEMBER 2017

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.

SEPTEMBER 2017

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.

MAY 2017

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.

JUNE 2017

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.

DECEMBER 2016

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.

NOVEMBER 2016

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.