New football club for special needs children

Milngavie Boys and Girls Football Club is starting a disabled/special needs football club on Wednesday evenings at the Allander Sports Centre, in Milngavie.

The club will be on from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

As the Herald went to press a date for the first session had still to be arranged.

Up until this year the Milngavie club, which is now 26 years old, has been a boys club. They now have age groups from 2008 up to amateur level, as well as girls teams. Currently the club has 22 teams. All their coaches and volunteers have their SFA coaching badges, sports first aid certificates and are PVG checked.

They are also an SFA recognised Quality Mark Club.

The charge for the new club will be confirmed once they have the cost of the let and number of attendees.

The class is for all children and a parent to join in the fun. It will be taken by Matthew McArthur, who has his disability coaching badge, as well as all the others, and he will be assisted by Caroline Diaz who also has her coaching badges.

She helps to look after her nephew Ross Falconer who attends Campsie View School, so she is experienced in working with special needs children.

If you are interested in your child joining contact Caroline on either her mobile 07522-642817 or email: milngavieboysclub@hotmail.com for more information.