The Scottish Football Association



East region coaching section

The East region has many different ways for new coaches to take their first steps on to the coaching ladder.

We have a full programme of coach education that runs throughout the year in the four local authorities; Angus, Dundee, Fife & Perth.


The courses run in a variety of ways for working with various age groups, and are on a variety of different days to make sure that we have something for everyone. More information can be found by downloading our Coach Education brochure or by contacting the East Region Office: or call 01382 431 829.


Quality Mark

Whether you are new or an experienced coach we would welcome you to become involved with one of our many Quality Mark clubs within the region. Quality mark clubs demonstrate high standards in becoming successful on and off the park. Clubs are able to show continuous pathways for player and coaches, required health and safety policies and you can benefit from funding for coach education through the Scottish FA. For more information on Quality Mark clubs in your area please contact our Club Development Manager, Kevin Lee. or call 07432 638 157.



Volunteer Programme

Aged 16-25 and would like to develop as a coach, referee or volunteer? You can apply to come on our Coach Education courses for free through a Scottish Government scheme; you would then undertake a certain amount of volunteer hours, depending on the level of coach education you achieved with one of our football development officers or Quality Mark clubs.  From there we endeavour to place the volunteers with our football development officers and Quality Mark clubs to ensure they have a route to develop and apply the new skills they have attained.  For further information on the above possibilities please contact our player and volunteer officer, Jimmy Bone. or call 07841 569 801.


Girls & Women’s Football

With over 25 clubs throughout the region, there are plentiful opportunities for a passionate and enthusiastic coach or volunteer to become involved within the girls and women’s game. With player pathways from ages 9s to 17s and onto the adult game, there is a variety of ways to become involved to suit you. For further information please contact our Girls and Women’s Club Development Manager, Sam Milne. < or call 07841 569 805

Female Only Coach Education

Female coaches can access female only coach education courses which are scheduled at different intervals throughout the year.  For further information on this please contact our Girls and Women’s club development manager, Sam Milne. call 07841 569 805.  



In-service Sessions/Player Pathway l

We offer a wide range of in-service’s sessions throughout the course of the year. These sessions cover a wide range of topics from pre-season training sessions to 11 v 11 workshops and are free for anyone who wishes to attend.  All information on these courses can be found in the regional coach education brochure and if you would like more information please contact the regional office.


Scotland’s referee associations are always on the lookout for new recruits to service the game at all levels. A variety of classes take place throughout the year and continuous coaching is given at all levels. If you are interested, please contact one of the associations near you. Angus & Perth – Brian Connelly, Fife – David McGeachie


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