Football Memories Scotland National Convention

 l-r Robert Craig, Chair of Football Memories Scotland and Scottish Football Museum, Matt Ramsay WFS, Gary McLaughlin WFS and Richard McBrearty, Football Memories Project Director.

l-r Robert Craig, Chair of Football Memories Scotland and Scottish Football Museum, Matt Ramsay WFS, Gary McLaughlin WFS and Richard McBrearty, Football Memories Project Director.

Walking Football Scotland was represented at the Football Memories Scotland - 1st National Convention at Hampden Park last week by Chairman Gary McLaughlin and Trustee Matt Ramsay.

Robert Craig welcomed everyone and Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport addressed a packed room at Hampden Park, before splitting up into workshop groups.

Robert Craig, chair of Football Memories Scotland and Sports Heritage Scotland, said: “The convention is a celebration of where we’ve got to, and also a learning event,”

The workshops were designed to help with understanding and learning and proved to be a huge success and provided a wonderful opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

Workshops

1    “Functional Activities for All” - Care Inspectorate -

2    “Active Memories” - Hampden Sports Clinic -

3    “Walking Football” - Walking Football Scotland -

4     “Deaf and Dementia Awareness” - BDA Scotland -

5     “Football and Dementia” - Alzheimer Scotland –

6     “Football and Social History” - Football Memories Scotland –

 Walking Football Scotland presentation

Walking Football Scotland presentation

Walking Football Scotland Chairman Gary McLaughlin said: “The day was a great success and we were delighted to be a part of it. It was especially pleasing to be asked to speak on Walking Football Scotland and the physical and mental health benefits enjoyed by walking football participants.”

“Football memories has a special place within the walking football community and the work carried out by Richard McBrearty and everyone involved with this project is simply awesome”

Walking Football Scotland Trustee Matt Ramsay said : “This was a terrific event for networking, as well as the opportunity to present the developments and benefits of walking football to an already interested audience.”

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