2018 – Where we started
May 2018 say the first Scotland National Squad gather at Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre for a weekend of coaching with National coaches, Garry Johnstone and Craig Peattie. Supported by the EPFA, WFA and FIPFA.
Just before Christmas that year we organised a friendly match against Midlesboro PFC.
2019 – Our first complete year
In February we took 2 Scotland teams to a friendly tournament in Leeds as a test of our progress.
In May we took part in our first International Competition – the first ever Tri-Nations tournament – involving Scotland, Norther Ireland and the Republic of Ireland – which was organised as part of the Irish teams’ preparations for the 2019 EPFA Nations Cup.
Our result of one draw and one loss against 2 considerably more experienced teams, both of whom since qualified to participate in the 2021 World-Cup, is testament to the efforts of our players.
2020 saw the start of an intensive training regime under the guidance of a revised National Coaching Team headed by Craig Peattie and assisted by Steven Miller and Gareth Mitchelson.
The ongoing training and development of our squad continues with a particular focus on preparations for the 2020 Tri-Nations and Home Nations tournaments later this year.
2022 was a busy year for the Squad taking part in the first ever PowerChair Football Home Nations Tournament and also the 2022 EPFA Geneva Cup.
The Home Nations tournament was held in Belfast in May, with a development squad home nations tournament taking place the month before. Scotland had a very successful tournaments scoring their first ever Senior & Development Squad international goals and registering their first ever Senior Squad international victory.
The 2022 EPFA Geneva Cup took place in Geneva, Switzerland in August. The Senior Squad came away from the tournament runners up securing Scotland’s place in the next Nations Cup. Victories against Switzerland, Germany, Austria & Italy and draws with Spain and Belgium paved our way to the semi-final where a victory over Germany let to the final. Despite our best efforts Belgium won the final 2-0 but saw notable performances by some of our key players.
Training resumes in October 2022 with a mixture of monthly sessions, weekend camps, friendly tournaments and the 2023 Home Nations tournaments all as part of our build up to the Nations Cup (expected to be in 2025)