Walfrid’s Wish: Callum McGregor visits Foundation’s Ability Counts

WITH an estimated one in 100 children on the Autism spectrum, Celtic FC Foundation’s Ability Counts project offers young people with Autism the chance to improve their confidence, co-ordination and communication.

Each week at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, Celtic FC Foundation coaches deliver sessions in football, dance, multi-sport and soft play. 

Sarah, whose son Reuben has Autism and daughter Abaigeal has Aspergers Syndromme, has been attending the project with her family since 2015.

Here, Callum McGregor meets Sarah to learn about the impact this project has had on her family. Click here to view.

Feedback on the project’s impact from the parents and guardians of those who attend has been exceptional, with families travelling from across the country to take part, and reporting noticeable improvements in the physical and mental wellbeing of their children, along with a positive impact on the wider family unit. 

Whilst children participate in the activities on offer, Celtic FC Foundation invites parents to observe sessions and meet other families, allowing them an opportunity to discuss the challenges their child faces and the coping mechanisms they use at home. 

Ability Counts sits at the heart of what we do at Celtic FC Foundation, and we look forward to a bright future with your backing.

By joining Walfrid’s Wish, you can help us to extend our existing provision, making this project available to a wider range of vulnerable youngsters within our communities. 

Become a Champion of Celtic FC Foundation – please text CHAMPION to 70020 to give £3 per month or visit

Thank you for your support in ensuring that charity continues to pave the Celtic Way.