Bank of Scotland Midnight League gets kids off the street and onto the pitch by providing free night time 5-a-side football for young people across Scotland.
Run in partnership with the Scottish FA, and supported by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities programme, local council or trust funding, the Bank of Scotland Midnight League programme has expanded over the last 13 years to be established in all 32 local authorities with over 7,000 young people participating across 100 communities each year.
The Player of the Year is the culmination of this year’s Bank of Scotland Midnight League programme run in 100 communities across all 32 Local authorities in Scotland.
I went along to the launch at Balwearie and got picked as community captain by my teammates and my coaches - that felt really good to have everyone backing me. I was lucky enough that my parents took me everywhere and I was focused on football so that kept me away from other distractions.
Young people have taken part
Years old, boys & girls
Communities each year