CDS Visits Clyde Powerchair FC

We paid a visit to Clyde’s Powerchair FC to find out more about the powerchair club. Clyde PFC were officially rebranded and launched in September 2012 through a partnership between Clyde Football Club and the Glasgow City Powerchair Club. Powerchair football has been going on in Glasgow since April 2010 following a pilot programme organised by Active Schools Glasgow and Renfrewshire and has gone from strength to strength since then allowing the formation of the club you see today. Clyde PFC currently run one session based in North Lanarkshire catering for male and female footballers of all ages and abilities. The club are founding members of the Scottish Powerchair Football League and winners of the inaugural Powerchair Scottish Cup. They have two teams at present within Clyde PFC, Clyde Alba and Clyde Caledonia.

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Behind the Goals with Duncan Smillie of Glasgow Rocks

On this week’s episode, we spoke to Duncan Smillie, the owner of Glasgow Rocks, Scotland’s only professional basketball team.

We spoke to him about what attracted him, a passionate football fan, to the sport and about the fan experience at basketball. We also found out a few things that football could learn from the sport.

Behind the Goals – Jesse Cole of Savannah Bananas

The podcast has gone yellow this week for a very special episode of Behind The Goals – or should it be Behind The Home Runs?

Jesse Cole (@YellowTuxJesse), owner of the Savannah Bananas (@TheSavBananas) spoke to us about their unique approach to running a baseball team. Playing in the eighth tier of baseball in the US, the team started from scratch in a city whose previous team folded due to a lack of interest in the sport. By focussing 100% on entertaining the fans (do that, and the results will follow, according to Jesse) they’ve gone from zero interest to sold-out stadiums, winning their league in the process.

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Behind the Goals with Oliver Haltaway of the Big Bath City Bid

On this week’s Behind the Goals, Oliver Holtaway shared the Bath City story with us – they have been in community ownership for a year, following a two year campaign known as “The Big Bath City Bid”.

Listen to find out about the ups and downs of the bid – and how they enlisted the help of a famous fan to make it a success!

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Club Development Scotland visits Football Memories Scotland

Since starting out in 2009 Football Memories, which is based at Hampden Stadium, has achieved remarkable results with people with dementia across Scotland.

Now the Scotland-wide Football Memories Volunteer Network has won the Volunteer Team of the Year category at this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards organised by M+H Media

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Behind the Goals with David Nicol of SMISA

We caught up with St. Mirren Independent Supporters Association & Championship winners St Mirren Director David Nicol to talk all things fan ownership, fan director, supporter liaison officers and community benefit at the Paisley club.

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Behind the Goals with Jacqui Low of Partick Thistle

As part of our series of Club Development Scotland videos, we paid a visit to Partick Thistle to find out more about their recent women and girls fan engagement work, including the first ever survey of its female fans. Thistle will use the findings to create a strategy to retain and attract more girls and women to matches.

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