Hampden Sports Clinic feels passionate about making sport safer at all levels. The Clinic administers and delivers the National Sports First Aid course which teaches pitch-side first aid skills to all those involved in sport including coaches, parents, referees and athletes. No prior first aid knowledge is required.
The course is endorsed by the Scottish Football Association with many other governing bodies such as Scottish Rugby and sportscotland Institute of Sport fully supporting the course.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book or call Kirsty on 0141 616 6164
The course is run over 1 day, with some pre-course reading. It has both a theoretical and practical component which is designed to improve competence and confidence in dealing with first aid situations. You will learn basic life support skills as well as how to deal with sports injuries and medical conditions. The Course uses hands-on practical scenarios for teaching injury assessment and management so be prepared to get down on the floor when taking part!
The price for the course is £100 which includes all reading materials. Your Certificate, valid for 3 years, is awarded on successful completion. A discounted rate of £75 is available to full time students and to club members affiliated to the Scottish FA.
As a parent or coach supporting your child or team on a Saturday, knowledge gained from this course could literally change a life.
The National Sports First Aid Course
Patrick Thistle Football Club, Glasgow
Course Dates 2020:
Saturday 25th January
Sunday 23rd February
Saturday 21st March
Sunday 19th April
Course Fee: £100.00
For information on availability please contact:
Kirsty McDonald on 0141-616 6164 or by email to
As a triathlete I am constantly putting my body under a lot of different stresses during intensive training periods. I attend the clinic at Hampden regularly for sports massage that keeps me in good flexible order. However, recently I picked up a foot injury during a cycle. My Physio Allan asked if I minded him calling upon Dr MacLean and the Podiatrist Mandy to give their opinion? I found this very reassuring. Having such a range of expertise and experience in the one place is a big plus for me. I was happy to offer this endorsement and now training is full steam ahead!
I was tired of being tired. Cliched west of Scotland middle aged male. Too much food and drink, nae exercise! Can’t remember the actual scare story that got me going, but it was a bit scary. I didn’t fancy keeling over lacing up my trainers, so before I put them on I was keen to know I was safe! I saw Dr MacLean who went through a number of tests and my medical history. I was knackered after that treadmill, but good to go as long as I took it slowly. Another cliché - it has changed my life. After completing a 5K programme I now have my eyes fixed on running a 10K and have lost a ton of weight into the bargain! Thanks.
I was referred to the clinic by my surgeon as part of my rehabilitation program following knee surgery. The standard of treatment and facilities almost matched the welcome at reception! My recovery has been made faster by being able to use both the hydropool and the gym. I also find it reassuring that whilst I’m in there my physio Alan is usually on hand to check in with. Thank you for getting me up and running again in super quick time!
My 8 year old daughter was often complaining of sore legs particularly after running. A friend told me to see Sophie at Hampden Sports Clinic. I was impressed with both how relaxed Sophie made my daughter feel and the range of tests and questions that she went through. My daughter was delighted to have her running style analysed in the Scotland players’ warm up area too! We both left the appointment feeling reassured that there was no injury to worry about, and a note of some specific exercises to get on with to help the aches.
As a keen runner I have received many a massage over the years. Since attending Hampden Sports Clinic I have been unbelievably impressed with Karen's meticulous approach to understanding the root cause of my inflexibility, particularly in my hips. Karen focused on releasing tightness in my back and hamstrings and even measured the exact degree of movement before and after working on each area, a level of detail I had never come across before. I feel I now get so much more out of my sessions due to this structured approach and Karen now knows the key areas to focus on to help my muscle flexibility. I now look forward to lots of injury-free running!