AFAS was created to develop opportunities, inclusiveness and accessibility to football for people of all ages who have an amputation or congenital limb difference.
AFAS aims to promote and develop the sport of amputee football in Scotland. Working with football clubs and Scottish football's governing bodies, our aim is to create a Scottish amputee football league.
AFAS operates under the guidance and support of the SFA and the Scottish Professional Football League Trust. We also work closely with our friends at English Amputee Football Association and Irish Amputee Football Association.
Amputee Football Association Scotland follows the rules and regulations set out by the European Amputee Football Federation.
meet the team
ceo & co-founder
Ashley has worked for 17 years in PR and media, specialising in sport and third sector media relations and fundraising. When not running AFAS, Ashley works as Head of Fundraising at leading national youth work sailing charity, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland.
Ashley set up AFAS with colleague, friend and life-mentor Paul Kelly in April 2017 in order to bring amputee football to Scotland, having identified an appetite for the sport while working at Finding Your Feet. Ashley does not understand the off-side rule but thankfully it doesn't apply in amputee football.
Paul Kelly (PK) was manager of Petershill FC in Glasgow and manager of Partick Thistle Community Trust, and played a key role in founding amputee football in Scotland.
PK sadly lost his life to covid-19 in November 2021 but his legacy lives on in the players and the charity and he will never be forgotten for the enormous impact he had on bringing amputee football to Scotland. Paul influenced a huge number of lives in his career and is missed every day.
Iain has been managing AFAS since January 2022. A former amputee football player himself, he represented Scotland against the Netherlands in 2018. Representing his country is nothing new for Iain, who was selected for the GB Paralympic swimming team in Barcelona in 1992 as a specialist breast stroke swimmer for the relay. His spectacular career saw him qualify for the individual 100m breast stroke final, winning a gold medal for Great Britain, before scooping silver at the Atlanta games in 1996. He is a former world record holder in 100 and 200m breast stroke and was one of the first athletes with a disability to compete with the Scotland’s able-bodied swimming team at the Commonwealth Games in 1994.
Kevin is manager of Partick Thistle Amputees FC and has been heavily involved in the charity since its inception. He currently plays for Maryhill Juniors in the Scottish Juniors FA Super First Division. Kevin has been instrumental in establishing an enviable coaching model that has proven hugely successful with Scotland's first amputee football team. At present, he awaits the arrival of his first child and we can't wait to meet him/her!