Central Region have launched a new School of Football Programme at Wallace High School in Stirling.

Players went through a selection process in June and 12 players from the incoming first year group were selected.

They came into the school for a morning before school started for a training session to get them excited for the year ahead.

Ian Ross, Scottish FA Central Region Coach and Player Development Officer who will be working with the players said "We have had great sucess with the school programme that has been established in North Lanarkshire and its great that we have been able to give this opportunity to these pupils in Stirling.  

We aim to develop these players academically, technically and physically over the next few year in partnership with the school. 

A number of professional players have passed through the doors of Wallace High School and we hope that this initiative will lay the foundations for future talent to reach its potential."

The pupils will be involved in the programme five days a week, with time taken out of scheduled lessons.  The programme is funded through the government's Cashback initiative where money from the proceeds of crime are put back into the Community.