The Scottish Powerchair football team took part in its first game against international opposition this weekend.
Marking a major step forward for the game, the side hosted Middlesbrough who made the trip up from North Yorkshire to play at the Inverclyde National Sport Training Centre.
Players use a powerchair with a front bumper to play the game which is a four-a-side format on an indoor basketball court with a 33cm football.
Consisting of two 20 minute periods, the game is the UK’s fastest growing disability sport and despite a loss on Saturday, the Scottish association think playing on a wider level is only a good thing.
Taking to Twitter to give their thoughts, the SPFA said: “Firstly a massive thanks to Middlesbrough, their players, coaches, officials and parents/carers. We needed to learn and you were an amazing support.”
It added: “Also, thanks to Sport Scotland our hosts in Inverclyde, our national team sponsors and partners Mobility Central Sport, The SFA Para Football Association and MDUK, our league sponsors whose support has helped get us to this level. Last but certainly not least to Donal Byrne, president of the EPFA who attended the day, presented the trophy and gave invaluable support.”