On Wednesday 16th August 2012, members of the PFA Scotland team attempted to roll back the years by pulling on their boots and participating in the SAMH Street Soccer five-a-side tournament.
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health, while Street Soccer delivers a range of football related services to socially disadvantaged adults and young people. PFA Scotland was delighted to provide support for the event and indeed for the two organisations as firstly SAMH are currently providing expert advice and assistance for players in the area of mental health, while Street Soccer continues to strive towards using football to create positive change in people’s lives and improve their health and self esteem.
While involvement in the day was hugely enjoyable, the PFA Scotland team were disappointed to exit the tournament at the quarter final stage on a penalty shoot out. For the likes of Fraser Wishart, Stuart Lovell, Craig Flannigan, Warren Hawke and Jack Ross it was a timely reminder of the wisdom of their decision to retire from playing!
PFA Scotland would like to congratulate SAMH, Street Soccer and all forty eight participating teams on a very successful day and Jack Ross, pictured below, was delighted to be asked to present medals to some of the victorious players.