About the Glasgow FA

Our objectives

Established in 1883, the Glasgow Football Association exists to represent the interests of the senior football clubs in Glasgow. Currently, these are: Celtic, Clyde, Partick Thistle, Queen’s Park, and Rangers.

In addition, we organise the annual City of Glasgow Cup tournament (first played in 1887), and also encourage the involvement of local schools and the development of youth football through a variety of other programmes and events.

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The City of Glasgow Cup

Celtic win the 2019 City of Glasgow Cup 

The 2018-19 City of Glasgow Cup competition came to an exciting conclusion with Celtic beating Rangers 3-2 at Celtic Park in the Final.

There were two changes to the City of Glasgow Cup competition this season. The first was a change in age group, switching from U17s to U20s. The second change was in the format of the competition. We were reverting to the format last used in season 2014-15, where teams play each other once in a round-robin league, followed by semi-finals determined by final league position. The winners of the semi-finals will contest the Final. 

This season’s City of Glasgow Cup Final took place on Tuesday 30th April. The match was closed doors, with no public sale of tickets, but Youth Football Scotland were there to capture the action. 
Scroll down this page to see the photos!  Glasgow Cup page.

City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd

We are delighted to confirm the continuance of City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd as Sponsor of the Glasgow Football Association and the City of Glasgow Cup for season 2018-19, and are very appreciative of the support and encouragement provided by Executive Chairman Lord Haughey and his company.

GFA Schools Programme

Running alongside the City of Glasgow Cup Final we will once again be delivering our annual Schools Programme and Festival. Community Coaches from each of the five Glasgow FA member clubs spend eight weeks coaching pupils from 25 schools in and around the City in the run up to the Cup Final. The final session taking place at Toryglen, where the schools come together for a day of coaching and games. Each of the Glasgow FA clubs then choose one school to represent them at the Final by playing on the park at half-time.

Under-11s Festival

Toryglen is also the venue for our Under-11s Football Festival. Now in it’s 5th year, it has become a fixed event in our calendar with a good mix of teams participating, often including both Scottish and English Premiership teams, as well as local Boys Clubs and the Glasgow FA member clubs. This season's Festival took place on Saturday 26th January 2019, with Aberdeen, Hearts and Hibs joining the Glasgow FA member clubs. Overall winners of this year’s tournament were Celtic, who took home the inaugural Glasgow FA Trophy.  The young Celts are pictured below celebrating with the trophy. At the top of this page is a carousel of action pictures taken during the tournament.

GFA Futsal

Another Glasgow FA initiative is our U11 & U12 indoor Futsal programme. Started as a one-off event three seasons ago, and run specifically for the benefit of the Glasgow FA member clubs, it has since then grown into a 12-week programme, taking place between September and April each year, using local indoor facilities.  

Our 2018-19 website

In addition to promoting the activities of the Glasgow Football Association, our 2018-19 website also offers a little of the flavour of the City of Glasgow through the use of a variety of background images. These have all been supplied courtesy of the SNS Group, and are also displayed on our Backgrounds page.

2019 City of Glasgow Cup Final action

Photos below are courtesy Ryan Scott/Youth Football Scotland - www.youthfootbsallscotland.com

U11s Football Festival action

Photos below are courtesy Brian Konstantinou - www.bkcommercialphotography.com

A message from our Sponsor

City Refrigeration Holdings is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the activities of the Glasgow Football Association in season 2018-19. The Glasgow FA continues to show an impressive and growing commitment to youth and schools football in the city through the City of Glasgow Cup, the Schools Programme and Festival, the Under-11s Football Festival at Toryglen, and the Glasgow Futsal tournament.

The 2018-19 City of Glasgow Cup matches should be very special for the players of all the competing teams, as they contest one of the oldest tournaments in world football.

The City of Glasgow Cup competition is designed to give our talented young players the opportunity to gain invaluable experience as they make their way from youth football through to becoming senior professionals.

What better way than to compete in matches at the country’s biggest football venues? City of Glasgow Cup Finals in recent seasons have taken place at Hampden Park, Celtic Park, Ibrox Stadium, and Firhill Stadium.

Enjoy the tournament, and let’s look forward to seeing our stars of the future putting on a great display during the 2018-19 season for this most prestigious of trophies.

Lord William Haughey OBE
Executive Chairman
City Refrigeration Holdings (UK) Ltd

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