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FEB 2024

Scotland amputee footballers to take in six iconic clubs in gruelling fundraising run 

Two players from Scotland’s National Amputee football team will take on a 26mile challenge, stopping off at six of Scotland’s most iconic football clubs, in a gruelling fundraising bid to send their team to the Amputee Football European Championships. On 04 May, Scotland Goalkeeper and arm amputee Stephen Tully of Hamilton, and left-back Rob Wilson, a leg amputee from Dundee, will set off from Motherwell FC’s Fir Park, running a route via Hamilton Accies, Celtic Park, Firhill and Ibrox. THey route will culminate with a lap of the pitch at Hampden Park.

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NOV 2023 

Headline sponsor, The Mackay Clinic, funds stunning new kit for Scotland's amputee footballers

We were thrilled this week to finally get the chance to show off our stunning new kit thanks to our headline sponsors The Mackay Clinic. 

The Mackay Clinic is run by Professor Gordon Mackay - a world renowned orthopaedic surgeon specialising in ligament and tendon repair. His patients include elite athletes and patients who want to remain active following injury. Prof Mackay got involved with AFAS after spotting the lads in training at Stirling University. He was blown away by their skill and quickly committed to a generous three-year sponsorship deal. Gordon and Jackie Mackay have become regular faces at training and tournaments, always supporting the team and championing our cause. We could not be more grateful - and we think the kit looks great!

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AUGUST 2023

Ashley Reid up for Social Leader of the Year in prestigious Women’s Awards 

AFAS founder and CEO of Scottish Para-Football, Ashley Reid, has been named a finalist in the highly anticipated Scottish Women’s Awards 2023. The awards ceremony celebrates and recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions of women across Scotland in various fields. Ashley has been shortlisted in the Social Leader of the Year category.
The event highlights the remarkable impact women are making in their respective industries.

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AUGUST 2023 

AFAS welcomes EAFF delegates for Nations League Recce

On 25-27 August, Ashley Reid and Iain Matthew of AFAS welcomed Bogusia and Yves from the European Amputee Football Federation. They were visiting to check out facilities for the impending European Amputee Football Nations League, of which Scotland is hosting Group D. 

After a recce of the facilities and accommodation, they headed to St Andrews to give them a taste of Scotland at her best... and St Andrews certainly did not disappoint. On 28-29 October, Scotland will face Azerbaijan, Albania, The Netherlands and Kosovo at Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre in Fife.

SEPT 2023

Fife Leisure Trust steps up to support Amputee Football Nations League

AFAS is delighted to announce the support and partnership of Fife Sports & Leisure Trust for the forthcoming inaugural European Amputee Football Nations League, set to take place at Dalgety Bay Sport & Leisure Centre on 28-29 October 2023.

 

The Trust has been intrinsically involved in the planning of the event, and has provided essential support and advice by means of venue, logistics, volunteers and equipment, without which the tournament could not take place. 

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SEPT 2023 

Big Hearted Care Home pledges support for Fife Amputee Football tournament

A family-run Nursing Home near Dunfermline has stepped in to support the inaugural European Amputee Football Nations League competition in October.   Bandrum Nursing Home, an award-winning business that offers nursing and palliative care, has pledged significant financial backing to Scotland’s National Amputee Football team, which will host Group D of the competition in Fife, after Bandrum MD, Rachel Payne, learned one of her own staff team, Craig Lavender, was part of the Scotland set-up.

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JUNE 2023

Former 'Gers star and world-leading sports surgeon sponsors National amputee team

We're thrilled to announce that world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Gordon Mackay of The Mackay Clinic, has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with our national team. This support will fund essential equipment, travel, facility hire, training kit and match strips.


Prof Mackay is no stranger to the beautiful game, enjoying a stint as an aspiring player with Rangers in his youth before being drawn back to the field of medicine where he is now an International sports surgeon. Welcome to the team Gordon!

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JUNE 2023

Scottish Gas team up with Scottish FA to Supercharge Grassroots Participation

Scottish Gas, Britain’s leading supplier of energy and services, and the Scottish Football Association are proud to announce an unprecedented five-year agreement – that will also drive real and meaningful impact through participation in the grassroots game. Scottish Gas will also boost investment in disability community initiatives, which use the power of football to improve people’s lives, by working with six clubs each year to set up the required infrastructure and playing conditions for the local para community.

 

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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.

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