Today, Henry McLeish presents the first part of his Review of Scottish Football. The review was commissioned in May last year and since then the former First Minister has explored the game’s grassroots - the foundation on which football is built in this country.
He asks a series of searching questions and draws significant conclusions that will have a dramatic impact on the game in this country. The report contains evidence on the true state of Scottish football; an assessment of the problems, issues and challenges; and makes recommendations on implementing the strategy needed for improvement.
Henry McLeish: “I have been greatly encouraged by the strength of feeling and diversity of opinion encountered during the process of producing this report. I hope that the recommendations will strike a chord with football fans throughout the country.
“I am grateful to the Scottish FA for demonstrating their willingness to implement some key recommendations and I would like to thank the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League for their invaluable input, along with everyone else who contributed to a review I hope will shape a brighter future for Scottish football.”
George Peat, Scottish FA President: “I would like to thank Henry McLeish for dedicating his time to publishing part one of his Review of Scottish Football. The Scottish FA realises the importance of improving the overall football landscape in this country.
“With Henry’s guidance, we will help drive the implementation of key recommendations outlined to enhance the standard of our national game.”
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Key recommendations (Indexed)