Bo’ness High School Senior Sports Leaders pupils recently took part in the Scottish FA’s level 1.1 Early Touches course which was delivered by local Football Development Officer Aidan Forbes. 

14 pupils signed up for the course and took part on the day taking in lots of information regarding coaching.  Having started off in the classroom and went through the course presentations it was out on to the schools astroturf to take part in sessions varying from Warm Ups, Dribbling, Shooting and Small Sided Games to name a few. 

Aidan Forbes, local Football Development Officer said: “I’m delighted to be able to support the school in this way and in particular help to up skill some of the bright young students that they have within their ranks. 

"I’m hopeful that those who attended take on the key messages that I put over and channel some of their attentions to supporting the younger pupils within the school by taking the younger school teams and gaining some valuable coaching experience. 

"As time progresses this model will develop further and we can link these pupils back in to more local activities including primary school football etc.  Going forward all secondary schools within the area will be offered this type of coach education opportunity and I am hopeful that we will have around 100 newly qualified coaches helping support the delivery of football within our local primary and secondary schools”

Nicole Anderson, PE Teacher at Bo’ness High School said: "Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the Scottish FA Early Touches course delivered by Aidan. They have gained the necessary basic skills in order to progress them through their coaching career.

"The boys have taken away a significant amount of content from this course and are now aware of potential coaching opportunities on offer to them particularly within our school setup. This was a beneficial experience for our pupils."

Anyone who is interested in Coach Education within the Falkirk area should contact Aidan on