Football is the National Sport of Scotland and the People’s Game. It contributes to
the health of our nation and has the power to make a positive impact in our local
communities. Football is intrinsic to Scotland’s culture and can create a sense of pride,
having the capacity to lift the spirits of our nation and provide a sense of purpose.
The beating heart of our game lies within grassroots football. Through the participation,
passion, energy and dedication of players, coaches, volunteers and officials our game
is enjoyed the length and breadth of our country, providing extensive benefits to all
For the good of our nation and for the good of our game, non-professional football
needs to be vibrant. For all ages, for all abilities and for people across all walks of life, our aim should be to make the game available, attractive and rewarding, widening its impact and the obvious benefits such as citizenship and health.
This plan has been developed during a challenging but exciting time in our game and
with the willingness of all major partners to collaborate and work collectively towards an
agreed vision for football.