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6 March 2024

Queens Cross Community Foundation grant supports local football group

A local football group has benefited from a Queens Cross Community Foundation grant.

John Sutton Community Club, based at the Firhill Complex, offers community football and walking football sessions to residents of all ages in the area.

The £1,100 grant from the Community Foundation has helped the club purchase new kits for participants and will also pay entry fees for a walking football tournament. 

John Sutton Community ClubSadie Gordon, Chairperson of Queens Cross Community Foundation (pictured centre), visited the club at the Complex to see the new strips in person.

“John Sutton Community Club is a great initiative to bring local residents together to improve health and wellbeing and reduce loneliness through socialising.

“The Community Foundation is delighted it could help out in a small way by providing participants with new kits.”

Queens Cross Community Foundation aims to support local community projects and voluntary organisations who provide services for individuals or groups who are disadvantaged or have particular needs.

John Sutton Community Club hosts community football on Tuesdays from 7-8pm and walking football on Fridays from 11am-12pm, with refreshments provided after.

Founded by ex-professional footballer John Sutton, the group is about bringing local people together to have fun.

“The one big word that you’ll hear from a lot of the people taking part is enjoyment. It’s going to keep you fit, walking about in the fresh air,” said John.

“We want to make it for everyone and anyone. The more people from different backgrounds who come along, the more fun it is. We want anyone to feel comfortable to come along and join in. The more people we’re welcoming in the better it’s getting.

“Even if you don’t want to play football then come along for a cup of tea!”

The club is always welcoming new members. Visit their Facebook page, John Sutton Community Club, for more details on taking part.