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Scottish FA 2024 Week of Football

2024’s Week of Football is focusing on Clubs, Communities and Facilities.

The Week of Football is a chance to shine a light on the clubs, schools, bodies, volunteers and fans across Scotland who make football possible. It is also a platform to share inspirational stories that encapsulate the Power of Football. It is for everyone, everywhere, in whatever way you can show your love of football.

2024’s theme is #GetOutsideGetInvolved – anchored around the Scottish Gas Scottish Cup Finals, bank holiday weekend (24-27 May), the Week of Football is a rallying cry to get people out and about, active, involved with their local clubs, engaged with their local communities, and using local facilities.

The Week of Football will begin on Wednesday, 22 May and highlight the impact of community football spaces and the importance of facilities to the history and future of Scottish Football.

Thursday, 23 May will focus on heritage and the launch of ‘Football’s Square Mile’ history trail around Hampden Park.

On Friday, 24 May we’re encouraging people to #GetOutsideGetInvolved – whether it’s getting out and about to kick a ball, visiting Football’s Square Mile, visiting a McDonald’s Fun Football Festival, get outside and get involved! Across the weekend we want to amplify people who are using the hashtag and highlight footballing activities across the country.

The 150th Anniversary Final of the Men’s Scottish Cup will take place on Saturday, 25 May. The Scottish Gas Men’s Scottish Cup Final is a highlight of the domestic calendar, and this year will be no different as we find out who will raise the iconic trophy for the 2023-24 season.

The Scottish Gas Women’s Scottish Cup Final brings the curtain down on the Women’s domestic season at Hampden Park, with what promises to be a showpiece day in the Scottish football calendar.

McDonald’s will be holding their Fun Football Festival at George Square in Glasgow on Monday, 27 – keep your eyes peeled for a special guest ambassador at the event.

School children across the country have been taking part in a Learning Through Football writing competition this year and the winners will be revealed on Tuesday, 28 May.

The 2024 Week of Football comes to a close on Wednesday 29 May, in the 200th anniversary year of the oldest documented football club in the world – The Foot-Ball Club of Edinburgh. On this day, the Scottish Football Museum will be launching its Local Heritage Grants, encouraging local communities around Scotland to celebrate their football heritage. Groups could research, highlight, and celebrate local football heritage through a range of activities which could include exhibitions, displays, heritage trails and even plays. The projects must be delivered between February – October 2025. More information on these grants will be available soon at www.scottishfootballmuseum.org.uk.

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