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We know you miss football, and we do too but unfortunately it looks like it might be a while before we’re back on the pitch.
We also know that this is a tough time for a lot of people who are locked down or working in key industries trying to keep everything running at this incredibly tough time.
In order to try and do what we can, we’ve partnered with Donate A Ticket to allow our supporters to buy a ticket as they would on a Saturday, but instead of the funds going to the club, we’ll be donating them directly to mental health charity Back Onside.
The demand for mental health services is expanding exponentially at the moment, and if you can spare the cost of admission to one or two of our matches then you rest assured that it’s going to help people who are affected by their mental health or their circumstances in these strange times.
(All proceeds from this campaign will be donated to Back Onside Charity No. SC048082)
We have a short update from the Scottish FA/SPFL Joint Response Group with regards to COVID-19.
Following today’s meeting of the Joint Response Group, and further to conversations over the weekend with our Medical Consultant, Dr John MacLean, it has become apparent that clubs are still convening training sessions against the guidance of the Scottish FA.
We take this opportunity to remind members in the strongest possible terms that they desist from conducting training sessions under their auspices. Not only is this against the guidance issued throughout the game but it also goes against the government and UK Chief Medical Officers’ advice to delay the spread of coronavirus [COVID-19].
Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “I would urge our members, and especially our Affiliated National Associations responsible for grassroots football, to ensure clubs observe social distancing guidance outlined by government.
“While many of the instances have been anecdotal, I have seen it for myself this weekend. Please stop it. I urge everyone involved in the game to do what we can to safeguard public health as best we can.
“The message from the First Minister, which was reiterated today, could not be clearer when she said ‘the advice that is being given to people is not to be seen as optional’. That applies to football as it does across society.
“We have been in touch today with Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, and his message is equally clear: do not gather in groups. He also outlined the importance of exercise but that it is done alone, or in very small family groups, whilst observing social distancing guidelines, and advised people to look at the many online classes now offered.”
The Joint Response Group asks that stakeholders circulate this document as widely as they can. Please send this to as many as possible; clubs, parents, players, match officials, staff and supporters.
We consistently say that football is a force for good, let’s use that power to spread this message far and wide.
- To drop off we will be in the Crypt Monday to Friday 5-7pm from Thursday 19th March
- We are happy to collect from you.
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Here at BSC Glasgow FC we’re as bored as you without football on a Saturday (and a Tuesday… and a Saturday… thanks Zeus) and we’ve been giving a lot of thought to how best to use the small platform that we have in a positive way throughout this situation.
As it stands, all football and training remain off and won’t be reinstated until we have clear direction from the Scottish FA that it’s safe to do so.
As a football club we have a fairly limited capacity to deal with things like this with nary an epidemiologist amongst us, but we want to do what we can.
Our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will be our main way of communicating with you and aside from some fun things we have planned and regular streams from our Ambassador and all round excellent human being Mozza we want to do what we can to help people come together at what can be a difficult time.
So to that end we are planning to utilise our social platforms to boost positive things happening within our communities (both in Glasgow and Alloa).
We’re going to talk up small businesses that are going to struggle in this uncertain climate.
If you’re offering your help to people struggling or you’re running a small business and looking to get the word out there then please get in touch with us on social media and we’ll do what we can to share your info.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, we’re going to continue the good work that Missing People and AS Roma began in the summer by trying to help find missing people. We know our platform is limited, but we know how important it is to be with your family (or at least two metres away) when things seem to be getting out of hand and we want to do what we can to bring people back together if possible.
Stay safe, stay strong, look after each other, wash your hands.
Lots of love,
BSC Glasgow FC
The football family across the UK is coming together to support the Heads Up mental health campaign spearheaded by The Duke of Cambridge in 2020.
The campaign will be supported by all four national governing bodies (The FA, Scottish FA, FAW and IFA). Heads Up, an Heads Together campaigns, aims to harness the influence and power of football to generate the biggest conversation ever on mental health and build on the great work already happening across the game. There will be a number of key Heads Up moments during 2020.
BSC Glasgow are pleased to support the campaign at the upcoming William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round Match with Hibernian.
General Manager George Fraser said: “We know the statistics but mental health conditions affect us all closer to home than we might imagine and that’s why we’re proud to be supporting the Royal Foundation’s Heads Up campaign. We believe that everyone should take time to consider their own mental health and are keen to encourage this at Sunday’s match. We’ll be kicking off at 12.01pm to encourage supporters to take a minute to think about their own health.”
Football will come together over two weekends in February to support the Heads Up campaign. The ‘Heads Up Weekends’ will see The Scottish FA’s William Hill Scottish Cup, The English Premier League, English Football League, The Barclays FA Women’s Super League, dedicate matches to Heads Up over the weekends of 8th and 9th February, collectively raising awareness of the importance of mental health amongst football fans.
If you want to speak to someone about your mental health then call Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.
BSC Glasgow are delighted to announce that BSC Glasgow FC’s Men’s First Team are partnering with Football Nation to launch a Club Store and, for 2020/21, a new kit partnership with Joma.
Managing Director of Football Nation Steven Dow said: “We’re always keen to work with new clubs. Our kit and retail offerings work well for clubs of all sizes.”
“It’s important for us that what we produce for any of our clubs looks fantastic. There will be a range of great leisurewear and accessories that will certainly impress supporters when they see it.”
On how it feels to be the first company to officially strike a deal with BSC Glasgow to expand their merchandise: “We’re delighted. It’s always great to work with a new club and BSC Glasgow FC fans can expect a great range of merchandise to help them support the team.”
Club Communications Manager Michael Park said: “Working with a company like Football Nation is a real no-brainer for us. We’ve known about the amazing work they do with clubs of our size for a couple of years and we’re delighted to get this done and be able to launch our new Club Store ahead of the Scottish Cup Fifth Round.”
New Walking Football Session with Glasgow Club Scotstoun. Open to all adults and is on from 7 to 8 pm every Monday evening.
We are delighted to be working with our pals at Nostalgia Cases to launch a range of phone cases with BSC Glasgow FC kit on them!
All Nostalgia Cases products are made to order and available for 718 different phone models (who knew there were that many?!) with free UK delivery (or just £1.49 worldwide).
If you’re an OG BSC Glasgow, you can also request any of our kits, past or present with their Request A Case service.
Check out the range on Nostalgia Cases!