New Coaching Partnership for Men's Sunday Team

United Glasgow Football Club is delighted to welcome two new coaches on board who will take charge of our Men's Sunday Team from this week, David Walker and Sandeep Singh. Their first competitive game in charge will be on Sunday 3rd December against AC Kelvingrove.

David and Sandeep

David and Sandeep

David Walker holds an HND in Sports Coaching and Development (Football Studies) from Glasgow Kelvin College, with additional SFA Coach Education qualifications and certification in Coaching Footballers with a Disability from the SFA. His previous coaching experience includes voluntary roles with Central Youth, Lenzie Academy, The SFA and McDonald’s Schools Programme. While serving as President of the Student Association at Glasgow Kelvin College, David was involved in the administration of the college’s football program within the BUCS league, and oversaw a major expansion of the college’s football teams from one men’s team, to three men’s teams and a women’s team, during his tenure.

Sandeep Singh has 11 years of coaching experience, building up significant SFA coach education qualifications while working predominantly with youth teams including Partick Thistle, Aitkenhead Thistle, FC Thistle and, more recently, leading Dunrobin Primary School to winning the Airdrie Schools Cup for the first time in their history. Sandeep is already heavily involved in United Glasgow Football Club. On the pitch he captained the Development Team and won Player of the Year in the 2015-16 season and off the field he has been a constant presence at marches and fundraisers, along with helping to run workshops on sexual orientation and gender identity at the Club's Education Days.

United Glasgow Football Club is delighted to have David and Sandeep on board.

FARE Network support UGFC Education Days!

Inspired by an international movement of more than 100,000 people, United Glasgow Football Club will be joining the Fare Network Football People action weeks on 7th October 2017 when it holds the first of their 2017 Education Days. The Education Days allow players, coaches and volunteers at United Glasgow FC and beyond to learn about the issues that are at the centre of the club’s core values: immigration, asylum and racism, sexism and women’s rights and LGBT+ rights.        

Workshop on LGBT+ inclusion at 2016 UGFC Education Day

Workshop on LGBT+ inclusion at 2016 UGFC Education Day

The Football People action weeks are a football - focused social campaign organised by the Fare network in October aimed at tackling all barriers that exclude people and communities. Between 5 and 19 October,  professional clubs and players,  the grassroots and amateur side of the game and thousands of others on social media will celebrate the power of football to unite people and celebrate the difference.

Fare network Executive Director Piara Powar said:

“The Football People weeks is an important period for European football as itbringstogetherallofthosewhowatch,  playorrunthesportandsupports inclusionanddiversityacrossitsstructureswhilechallengingintoleranceand discrimination.

“This is a big and growing movement, our target is to reach 100,000 people directly taking in activities. We encourage grassroots organisations to join the campaign and get involved with their own activities.

“United Glasgow Football Club is part of this movement and we are happy to rely on them to celebrate it with us.”

In 2016, more than 2,000 activities were organised in Europe. Over 100,000 people directly involved.

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Alan White of United Glasgow Football Club said:

“Our Education Days are becoming a core part of who we are as a club. Sharing our values with players and other football supporters is a huge benefit to promoting positive values of inclusion, equality and diversity, in football and in wider society.”

“FARE’s financial support will allow these Education Days to be bigger and better resourced that previously, allowing us to promote the positive message of tackling discrimination in football and using football to tackle discrimination.”

Another Award for United Glasgow!

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United Glasgow Football Club is pleased to have been awarded the "Best Community Football Project" prize for the West Region through the SFA's Grassroots Awards programme. The award recognises a community based project which has succeeded in encouraging football for all; including creating opportunities for people from diverse underrepresented backgrounds, disadvantaged areas and has demonstrated strong growth in participation.

The award was presented at Firhill Stadium in advance of the Betfred Cup match between Partick Thistle and Stranraer on Saturday 29th July 2017. United Glasgow FC were represented by Alan White, Ibrahim Alrefai, Cathy Wood, Ari Silvera and Abdulmajet Nour. 

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Corrie Campbell, Club Development Manager for the SFA West Region, said; "This reward is a small recognition of the hard work and effort the club puts in to help others enjoy the game that we all love. On a personal note, I would like to thank United Glasgow for everything you all do for so many others, without volunteers like yourself football just wouldn't be the same in the Region."

Alan said; "None of the volunteers who keep our club going do so to win awards or for recognition but, nonetheless, it is always encouraging to win an award such as this to reinforce the continued value of what we do. We'll continue to run teams, football sessions and education events while the need exists and to move closer to our overall goal - a United Glasgow."