Partick Thistle Charitable Trust carries out numerous community initiatives and delivers quality community coaching, Health and Well-Being, employability and social inclusion programmes. In a bid to further strengthen relationships with people and communities within the North of Glasgow, the Trust is currently engaging with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

For more information visit Partick Thistle Charitable Trust’s official website: www.ptct.org.uk

Registered Charity: Partick Thistle Charitable Trust

Projects

Disability FootbALL

The Disability FootbALL Programme is currently made up of three different programme activities:

    Thistle Works

    Amputee Football

    Frame Football

Thistle Works

This programme activity is accessible to all with any kind of disability, providing the opportunity for individuals with different impairments to play football together, regardless of the limitations in play by breaking down the barriers they may face while trying to get involved in sport.

We strongly believe this programme aids in:

    Building confidence.

    Improving employability.

    Develop transferable skills.

    Increases fitness levels.

    Creates friendships.

    Improves over all well-being.

Sessions are run on a weekly basis – Every Wednesday @ Firhill Complex – 5pm – 6pm.

The Trust also have two teams who are registered within the SFA PAN Disability league, which is a series of bi-monthly league competitions for young players with a range of disabilities.

Amputee Football

 At present, amputee football coaching at both senior and junior level takes place fortnightly.

Training sessions incorporate elements of strength and conditioning from specialist coaches. The West of Scotland team has also benefited from visits by guest coaches including Northern Ireland manager, Michael O’Neill. Other clubs to have held training sessions in amputee football include Motherwell FC, Annan Athletic and Spartans FC.

For dates of forthcoming junior/senior sessions or for more information about what to expect, please email ashley@amputeefootballscotland.co.uk

Frame Football

Frame Football was developed when Frame Football Scotland approached PTCT asking for assistance in developing a service for frame footballers to participate in physical activity within the local community.

Our pilot phase has already returned some remarkable results, with beneficiaries themselves and parents expressing amazement at kids actually standing without the aid of a frame and others developing softer skills of increased confidence and socialising to a level they have been unable to achieve in the past. As well as improving mobility and well-being, the benefits of peer support through football activity is evident.

Frame Football currently runs on Sunday mornings from 10am – 11am at Firhill Complex.

Homeless/Mental Health Football Sessions

At present we are delivering two, 2 hour football session every Monday & Thursday @ Petershill Football Centre – 2pm – 4pm for any males experiencing homelessness or mental health challenges.

This session offers football as a form of physical recreation designed to improve general health and fitness – as well as tracking individualised health improvements e.g. weight, blood pressure, BMI etc.

We plan on introducing more agencies who would involve coaches and staff to work alongside participants to set goals around their physical activity, health and fitness and, in time, goals to help them address the other challenges in their lives.

We also offer a 2 hour health and wellbeing session every Monday from 2.30pm – 4.30pm @ Firhill Stadium for any females experiencing homelessness or mental health challenges.

Football Holiday Camps:

5-14 year olds boys and girls

School holidays

Our football camps are a structured fun programme of:

    skill-based activities

    speed, agility and quickness

    small sided games.

Courses run over the Easter, summer and October holidays.

Football Fans in Training

 Football Fans in Training is a programme funded by the SPFL Trust which is specifically designed to provide a community based weight management and healthy lifestyle intervention. This programme is delivered at The Energy Check Stadium @ Firhill, and provides exercise guidance, support and nutritional information by an exercise professional.

FFIT’s well trained fitness health and exercise professional provides exercise guidance, support and nutritional information but most of all, to assist in your own personal goals.

The main aims of the programme are to:

  • Increase knowledge of diet & nutrition
  • Improve lifestyle choices
  • Increase physical activity amongst participants
  • Reduce weight and waist measurements
  • Increase engagement in other physical activity

Programmes run throughout the football season typically starting in September and January.

Festive Friends

 Festive Friends are treated to a traditional three course Christmas dinner, the ubiquitous game of bingo, a couple of drinks and some ‘light entertainment’ provided by the volunteers. Everyone also receives a small gift thanks to funding from the SPFL Trust.

How Festive Friends Works

Identify – We identify vulnerable or isolated groups, through existing programmes or partnerships.

Accessibility – Transport is organised for participants to attend and return home from the event.

Dinner – A full Christmas Dinner is served for everyone.

Fun – Fun and enjoyable entertainment is put on for all the guest, we even give everyone a small gift!

Listen – Volunteers on the day take the time to listen to guests and talk to them.

Youth Volunteer Programme

 Youth Volunteer Programme targeting young people ages 14-19year old from the north west of the city.

Young people will gain various qualifications such as First Aid, Duke of Edinburgh, Community Sports Leader, Saltire Award and PX2. The young people will partake in various activities throughout the 39 week course and also gain valuable work experience through volunteering at our football camps.

The programme is designed to help  and assist young people through the turbulent stage of their lives with leaving school and help them to find  work, apprenticeships and further education programmes that may be suited to them.

Contact Details

Partick Thistle Charitable Trust

contact@ptct.org.uk

0141 579 1971

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