The Scottish Football Association

Journey begins for latest Performance School kids

The latest intake of Scottish FA Performance School pupils got a glimpse of the future as they were welcomed in to the programme at Oriam, Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre.

The 47 boys and girls heard from Hibernian’s John McGinn about his journey in to the Scotland national team, while former Performance School pupils Aaron Reid and Johnny Mitchell shared their experiences as part of the first group to graduate from the programme.

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Performance Schools
Performance school pupil ZyadSeven Regional Performance Schools allow the most talented players to marry their football education with their normal curriculum

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Seven coaches work in conjunction with the Scottish FA Regional Performance Schools to enhance the players' technical skills at a key stage of their development.

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Performance Centres
(c) Steve LindridgeThe Scottish FA's network of regional and national Women's Performance Centres gives elite players the chance to combine football with further education.

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Performance Strategy
Graeme High School pupils promoFind out more about the overall strategy, role of the Performance Director, and plans for Scotland's first National Performance Centre.

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