The Scottish FA’s Regional Performance Schools have achieved a milestone of 10,000 hours worth of coaching in the six months since the doors swung open in the seven schools.
Performance Director Mark Wotte revealed the figures as he visited Holyrood Secondary in Glasgow to deliver his mid-term report to players identified as the best at under-12 level in the region. The mid-term report coincides with a series of football festivals throughout the country from which the next intake of Performance School players will be selected for enrolment next August.
Falkirk FC Girls players Kimberley McAlpine, Lindsey Blues and Leah Eddie were amongst the first intake of players, including five girls in total, to begin the Regional Performance School programme.
The girls, who attend Graeme High in Falkirk, have described how well they have integrated into the programme, and hope that their experiences will encourage more female players to attend trials in the coming years.