We are delighted to announce that On the Ball FC will be coming under the auspices of the Fair Play Foundation and form part of our family of activities going forward.
On the Ball FC was formed in 2016 as a way of raising awareness of, and funds for, Africa on the Ball, a Scottish international sport for development charity who had previously managed the programme.
With the incorporation, The Fair Play Foundation will continue to donate the majority of profits raised from On the Ball's activities to Africa on the Ball's work, and will now also invest the remainder of the profits into charitable activity facilitated here in Scotland.
With this news, the club, which has to date been predominantly based in Glasgow and consisted of two teams (Glasgow on the Ball and Glasgow on the Ball United), is also pleased to announce the launch of a new team - Glasgow on the Ball Over 35s - seeking to ensure more people are able to continue to get the benefits of participating in the beautiful game for longer.
Mark Reid, CEO of the The Fair Play Foundation said: "The Foundation is delighted to incorporate this new stream of activity under our banner, building on the incredible work previously undertaken by the team at Africa on the Ball."
We hope this initiative not only continues to provide support for our friends in Zambia, while also increasing opportunities for participation, enjoyment and development for our members in Scotland.
There is a great fit in terms of the charitable purposes of On the Ball and The Fair Play Foundation in terms of using sport for wider social purposes and we hope through this move, we will be able to build on the work of both organisations and widen our impact and reach.
Over the course of coming years, we look forward to increasing the range and scope of opportunities in sport through our On the Ball programme.
Please head to the On the Ball section of the website for more information on how you can get involved and help change lives through football.