The Scottish FA, in partnership with Glasgow City Council Education Services and Culture and Sport Glasgow, has launched the 4th year of the successful College Football Volunteer programme.
The programme gives students attending Metropolitan, North Glasgow, Nautical and Cardonald Colleges the chance to receive Scottish FA Coach Education qualifications in return for volunteering in Bank of Scotland Soccer One and other Scottish FA community programmes.
The programme is supported by CashBack for Communities, a Scottish Government programme which ploughs the proceeds of crime back into communities.
The College Football Volunteer programme has given over 400 students the chance to gain coaching qualifications, and last year the students involved gave back over 1000 voluntary hours, working with local school children.
The programme started this year with an in-service at Toryglen Regional Football Centre, which was attended by over 150 students. During the in-service the students were given practical demonstrations and attended a workshop on the concept of Positive Coaching Scotland.
Scottish FA Player and Coach Development Officer Brian McLaughlin said: "This is a fantastic programme which allows students to enhance their coaching knowledge in a real working environment. Over the last few years we have seen many young students mature into very confident and strong leaders, which will further improve their employment opportunities."
For more information on the College Football Volunteer Programme, please contact the regional office on 0141 886 7366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org