Case Studies

We change lives through football. Read some of our success stories below. 

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Lawrence Olayinka

2019

Joining the club at just 16 years old, Lawrence has thrown himself into the club both on and off the pitch. His attendance at campaigning and education events often put older teammates to shame but since becoming a UGFC Ambassador in 2018, Lawrence has really come into his own. Attending events at colleges and churches to promote the club’s sessions, speaking in Southampton on a panel on the “Transformative Power of Football” and being featured on BBC The Social, Lawrence has always been keen to share what the club has done for him and encourage others to take part.

Lindsay Hamilton

2018

Lindsay was a worthy winner of this award in 2018 for her contributions to United Glasgow on and off the pitch over several seasons. Having been a regular donor to the club even before coming to any football sessions, Lindsay quickly became an integral part of what the club does. With Roisin McCormack she organised an incredible International Women’s Day exhibition and event at Hampden Park, represented the club in Hamburg during the launch of the fan.tastic females exhibition and contributed to various education and campaigning events. Now playing with BSC Glasgow and running the wonderful Glasgow Football Tours company, Lindsay will always be an important part of United Glasgow FC’s community.

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Malcom Manclark

2018

Joining the club in the summer of 2016, Malcolm has overcome serious health setbacks to still be actively playing and involved in the club's weekly activities, more so than ever as he started to volunteer as a coach in the 2017-18 men's season, helping out on Mondays and Wednesdays. Whether it be at matches, getting involved at Education Day events, welcoming new players to training or getting involved in trips outside of Glasgow, Malcolm has become such an integral part of United Glasgow FC that everyone was delighted to see him pick up the June 2018 United Award.​