Partick Thistle Charitable Trust
To engage, support and empower our communities through the promotion of health and well-being, football, education, citizenship and inclusion

We have already made a huge impact in many people’s lives through our different initiatives and the organisation has gone from strength to strength, not only in the development of participants but also the Trust as a whole has outdone expectations.

We encourage collaboration and meaningful partnerships across all areas of its activity and has strategic alliances in place that are necessary to achieve the organisational purpose. This includes good working relations with other sector intermediaries, local authorities and with the private sector which extends the organisation’s reach and further supports its mission.

Our programmes include:

Soccer Camps
Our camps are available for boys and girls aged 5-14. All camps aim to provide a fun learning experience, focusing on specific skills and drills, teamwork, fair play and respect. Our camps are a great way to make new friends and ultimately have fun while doing so. Each day will follow specific football related themes which will allow each participant to develop their technique through individual and group practices as well as small sided games.

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.

Disability FootbALL
Sport can have a positive impact on the lives of people with disabilities but many face challenges to getting involved in sport. Sport can play a key role in the lives and communities of people with disabilities, the same as it can for people without a disability. Over the past three decades, numerous studies have revealed that physical activity and sport participation result in improved functional status and quality of life among people with selected disabilities. We believe that one of the biggest barriers to participation in sport and physical activities is access to sporting infrastructure including services, facilities and equipment. We want to break these barriers and create new opportunities to increase participation.

Home Fixtures Homeless Project
Having structure, function and purpose is a top health priority for people who are homeless. Partick Thistle Charitable Trust (PTCT) work in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde GP and Pharmacy services for homeless adults, to deliver regular football coaching and physical activity sessions to people who are homeless in Glasgow.

Festive Friends
In 2016 The SPFL Trust launched Festive Friends, a simple concept to create something special for those suffering the effects of isolation at a time of the year when they need it most. There are many and varied reasons why elderly people end up on their own and then fall into a sad cycle of isolation and we felt that Christmas day was the ideal time for ensuring that some of them in North Glasgow would avoid this and, hopefully, enjoy a nice day in the company of others.

Football For ALL – Refugee Football
We have teamed up with the Maryhill Integration Network to supply weekly football for local refugees. These sessions include some skills development and the opportunity to play in small friendly games. It’s free and all are welcome. Suitable for age 14+.

80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL

0141 579 1971 option 8