Care home residents in Govan channelled their inner footballers to face off against rival teams from in and around Glasgow.

The Florence House residents' weekly walking football tournament at Toryglen Football Centre came ahead of Scotland's match against Switzerland in the Euros 2024 on Wednesday (June 19).

Steven Kitson, 54, who is a resident and avid walking footballer, said: “Scottish football is better now than it’s ever been and you can feel the passion for the game running through the country at the moment.

"We are bringing the enthusiasm of the Tartan Army with us as we take part in our weekly walking football tournament and you best believe, if I score today I'll be doing my best attempt at a knee slide across Toryglen to celebrate.”

Florence House undertakes these football outings at Toryglen every Wednesday to provide stimulating experiences for its residents.

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Andrew Blake, wellbeing enabler at Florence House, said: “The enthusiasm that our residents have for all of the activities is infectious but - if it’s even possible - they are even more passionate about walking football now as football fever ripples through the country.

“The residents love their Wednesday kick-about at Toryglen, it’s a great opportunity for them to be active, meet other people and pursue hobbies that they’ve had their whole lives."

Andrew said among the other activities the care home provides its residents include cookery classes, walking groups, crafting cafes, and ballroom dancing.

The dementia walking football programme is delivered by Glasgow Life.