Emma Porteous

Emma Porteous

Age: 29
Location: Glasgow
Pronouns: she/her

Emma Porteous, 30 under 30 nominee in 2023 holding a football in her hand smiling at the camera in a football field.

I create and coach safe, financially and socially inclusive community football teams in Glasgow for women and marginalised genders, including Glasgow Pride CF. We have travelled across the UK and created amazing relationships with similar groups. I have volunteered for almost ten years in the community, wanting to be the coach and person I never had when I was younger.

In these spaces, people feel safe, seen and heard, with people like them challenging to make a change through sport. Having spaces like this creates environments for people who maybe wouldn’t feel comfortable otherwise. Representation is key and we have shown this through the ever growing community sport in Glasgow.

Alongside this, I also run a 1:1 coaching business, as well as a full-time job at a dog groomers.