Housebuilder provides funding boost for Glasgow Gladiators

A football club for powered wheelchair users in Glasgow has received a £1,000 donation from Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund.

The Glasgow Gladiators Powerchair Football Club provides sporting and socialising opportunities for people with a variety of health conditions including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and spina bifida. The club is run by the players themselves, with support from parents, and currently has 13 team members.

The cash will be used to help increase recruitment of both players and referees and on equipment, trophies and medals.

The Mactaggart & Mickel Homes’ Building Communities Fund was established to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their communities.  It is open to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development under construction.

Joanne Casey, director at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes said, “We are delighted to support such a positive organisation as Glasgow Gladiators. We were impressed that the club was founded and run by the players themselves and for us to be able to contribute to its growth and success is fantastic. My recent visit to their training session was really inspiring and it was great to see the energy and enthusiasm of all the players right from the off!”

Idrees Ahmed, a member of the Glasgow Gladiators team added, “I would like to thank Mactaggart & Mickel for helping us achieve our long term goal to create a tournament based on equality and fairness, which will be called the Mactaggart & Mickel Magical Movement Tournament. This vital support will help us buy equipment for the tournament and a trophy and medals for everybody that takes part. We hope to recruit as many new participants as possible who use a powered wheelchair, no matter their ability, because equality is at the heart of everything we do.”

For more information on the fund or to make an application, visit