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It’s here that we keep you up to date with all things Charitable Trust! Whether it be a new recruit, project updates or good news stories to be shared. We are here to help give you that warm fuzzy feeling while you bunk off for a tea break…


A lot has been happening for the Charitable Trust, as we celebrate one of our most successful summers ever – and we’re not just talking about the weather! This Summer saw us hire two new recruits to the team, gain a 100% success rating for our kids’ Soccer Camps and prep to launch our October Camps!

Welcome our new recruit Becca!

A Thistle fan through and through we are delighted to welcome Becca, our Social Enterprise Development Officer! Name sound familiar? It should do! Becca has captained the Thistle Weir Academy Women’s Team for over 3 years and is fighting for promotion with the squad this season. Let’s learn more…

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

Apart from getting to look at Gerry Britton every day? It’s got to be coming up with ways to build on the success and the amazing work that the Trust has already done. Taking a look at how many lives they’ve changed over the past few years has me hugely motivated to grow the projects and from a personal perspective engage more young girls with football.

Who is your favourite Thistle Player of all time?

It has to be the one and only Big Mad Mental Martin Hardy. I actually think it was the first Thistle song my Dad ever taught me too…

Predictions for the season ahead?

Our lads will be finishing top 3!

Summer Camps 2018

It was Billy Connolly who once said, ‘In Scotland, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes.” Fortunately for us the amazing summer weather brought with it the chance for children in the community to brandish their new Thistle kits at one of our most successful summer camps ever! Read some of our reviews and be sure to sign up to our October Camp

‘Great camp for enthusiastic children! Good fun for my son and his friends.’

‘Absolutely brilliant camp and we will definitely be signing up for the next one!’

‘Excellent value for money’

‘Great example of what football activities for youngsters should be about.’

‘I honestly cannot praise you guys enough! My son is 11 and he has autism and this is the first time he has participated in anything outside of school…It’s brought him on socially and his confidence is through the roof and it’s down to this camp!’

Challenge Yourself!

Here at PTCT we are operating projects that are changing lives across Glasgow all through the power of football and sport as a whole! Whether this be helping the homeless or those needing mental health and well-being support, we are making football accessible to those of all ages and abilities.

However to keep doing the amazing work that we do, we sometimes need a little help… which is why we are sending our thanks and best wishes to the King of Spain, Mr Gerry Britton who will be running a half marathon  on the 30th of September to raise funds for our Frame Football project. So far Gerry has already exceeded his target and raised £800! Follow here: Gerry’s story OR Challenge Yourself!


Football Fans in Training is back!

This week our Football Fans in Training returned to Firhill with the sole mission of improving the health and well-being of our supporters!

Last year 56 fans completed our 12 week training programme with support from the SPFL Trust. Together they lost a total of 638 POUNDS and a combined waist line of 262 INCHES! But don’t just be motivated by our stats, check out one of our inspirational stories below of how our fans’ lives has changed with our FREE training programme…

Interested? Fit the criteria below? Then learn more on our website or contact diane.scott@ptct.org.uk to book your space now!

* Criteria:
     For Men: Age 35 – 65 and waist size 40 + inches
     For Women: Age 35 – 65 and dress size 16 +