Regarding the recent lead story below the session on the 21st August has had to be postponed due to coach availability which is key from a health & safety point of view. Watch this space for new dates. FOOTBALL COMING HOME FOR EAST OF SCOTLAND AMPUTEES A Scottish charity that supports amputees has teamed up with Edinburgh Limb Loss Association to bring amputee football to the East of Scotland for the first time. On 21 August, amputee charity Finding Your Feet will host its inaugural amputee football open training session at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and is inviting amputees from across Scotland to attend. Historically, amputee Scots were required to travel more than 150 miles to play competitive football, but in February this year Finding [...]
June 20, 2016
The good was the fabulous help we received on the short train journey between Lyons and St Etienne plus to/from the stadium. A group including the city authority and the St Etienne DSA had organised 4 accessible mini buses to shuttle disabled fans back and forth. At both ends they had people to meet you [...]
June 17, 2016
The update was late as well as it being a late night celebrating with the Northern Ireland fans! The train journey from Marseilles to Lyon was pretty straight forward and we arrived to find our accommodation was a studio flat which was fully accessible. It’s a new stadium in Lyons some distance from the town [...]
June 16, 2016
Thanks to Yoola we are in the Grand Tonic Hotel which is fully accessible. The size of the bedroom for moving a wheelchair around is perfect and the accessible bathroom is state of the art. Great view from the window onto one of the fan zones which is currently mobbed (noon) with Albanian fans.It was [...]
"Lorraine Kelly OBE is a national television presenter, journalist, actress and prominent Dundee United fan. Lorraine has agreed to be honorary president of the Dundee United Disabled Supporters group."
"Tam Cowan is a football journalist, radio and television presenter. He writes a twice weekly article in the Daily Record newspaper and is co presenter of Scottish football comedy radio show Off the Ball. Tam is honorary president of the Motherwell Disabled Supporters Club."
"Tony Higgins is a former Hibernian, Partick, Morton and Stranraer player who now sits on the FIFPro board and has offered to support the SDSA where possible."
"Sir Thomas Sean Connery KBE is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and is an icon in the world of cinema. SDSA chairman Keith Ferguson's father played football with Sir Sean in the early 50's."