Dundee United to host open session of amputee football

Dundee United is to become the first club in the east of Scotland to embrace amputee football when it hosts an open training session this weekend.

The aim is to give anyone with an amputation or congenital limb difference the opportunity to get involved with the sport.


Awareness of amputee football has rocketed in Scotland since one-legged diehard United fan Tommy McKay, 32, scored a goal in a half-time challenge at an Arabs match in November.

A clip of the goal has been viewed more than two million times on social media.

Anyone with an amputation or congenital limb difference can attend the session at the GA Arena in Tannadice Street on Sunday at 2pm.

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