Just In Case - 11 New Sports First Aiders for UGFC


11 UGFC players, coaches and volunteers spent their weekend in a business park in Hamilton doing a two day Sports First Aid Course provided by Green Cross Training and Matt Bull.

Knowing what to do in a crisis situation is hugely important in a sporting setting and having so many qualified Sports First Aiders is something that UGFC has been keen on for some time.


The money for these courses, which were charged at a discounted rate by Green Cross thanks to Paul McGarry, was raised as part of our successful crowdfunding campaign last year.

Over the course of the weekend, the UGFC group learned about emergency care, different types of injuries and what to do for an injured player, teammate or opponent.

One thing that became clear was the importance of defibrillators and this is something that UGFC will be giving serious consideration to fundraising for in the near future.


We hope that many of the skills that were learned will not need to be used but it's great to know so many within the club now have them, just in case!

United Glasgow Football Festival - Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2017

United Glasgow Football Club are delighted that we have been granted funding by the Scottish Refugee Council to run a 5-a-side tournament as part of our 6th Anniversary celebrations on June 24th this year.

We'll have teams from integration networks and other refugee organisations, as well as teams from Edinburgh and Manchester taking part in our exhibition games on the 11-a-side pitch! All this while a BBQ goes on with stalls from community organisations, anti-racism groups, LGBT groups, trade unions and others at the same venue.

We're delighted to be taking part in Refugee Festival Scotland and we'll be publishing more details very soon!

United Glasgow FC [SCIO] - Charity Number SCO47338

Charitable Status Granted

We are delighted to announce that OSCR - Scotland's charity regulator - has accepted our application for charitable status and United Glasgow Football Club is now officially a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with the charity number SCO47338.


As the organisation has expanded over the past few years, it has become increasingly apparent that we needed to restructure our governance to match the increased demand to provide the best sessions that we could, support our volunteers and continue to grow. After lengthy discussions, it was felt that moving towards registering as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation was the best fit for us. We hope that this change will allow us to secure additional funding to continue our work in providing access to sport for all, tackling discrimination and bringing people together.

We'd like to thank you to everyone for your support throughout our first 6 years, we're hoping to go from strength to strength! We have, in the past year, started to develop solid educational sessions and work in partnership with other groups to develop and deliver more participation based sessions alongside our football teams. We'll likely need your support again in the future and you can be sure that anything you contribute will be going towards an organisation that is sustainable and well-governed.

We should also extend a huge thank you to the United Glasgow FC volunteers on one of our subcommittees who have worked tirelessly on improving our governance structures for the past few months. Meeting often in the evening after having worked all day, they've been an invaluable resource and this would not have been possible without them! As such, it's fitting that we received the confirmation of the status on Volunteer Recognition Day!