Well-respected coaches from the football world drew a healthy crowd at the South East region's annual Coaching Conference on Sunday.

Nearly 200 coaches were in attendance to see Donald Park, Steve Agnew and Alan Irvine in action at the Braidwood Motor Company Stadium in Livingston.

Agnew - professional development coach at Middlesbrough FC - Irvine - academy manager at Everton FC - and Park -  head of coach education at the Scottish FA - shared their experiences before showing the coaches new drills and practices out on the park.

Regional Manager for the Scottish FA in the South East David Drummond said he was "delighted" with how the event had gone. 

He added:  “We are really pleased that yet again, so many coaches from across Scotland have come together to continue to develop their football and coaching knowledge. 

"We’ve already had some very positive feedback about today’s event. 

"I’m delighted that once again we have managed to bring in some top, top coaches who are working at the highest level of the game and are happy to share their knowledge and experiences with everyone here today.

"The attention to detail that all three put into their sessions is incredible and something we can all learn from."

Now in its fifth year, the conference attracts a wide range of coaches from all levels of the game. 

As well as a large contingent of grassroots coaches, a number of coaches working in the professional game were also in attendance, including SPL managers Danny Lennon and Terry Butcher.

Brian Smillie, coach co-ordinator for Blackburn United in West Lothian, said: “To be able to listen, watch and learn from these guys is invaluable to coaches like myself. 

"Getting an insight into the inner workings of how a professional club operate and produce players really motivates you to provide players with the best possible environment for them to develop as players and for them to reach their potential.

"I always leave this conference feeling inspired and can’t wait to get back on to the training pitch to try some of the new drills out."

Donald Park said: “Days like today are fantastic for all coaches involved in the game regardless of experience or the level you are involved at.

"You never stop learning as a coach and even today, through watching Steve and Alan, I have come away with some more ideas that I will use in the future."

David Drummond said The Scottish FA South East region would like to thank Dunfermline Athletic FC U17’s, who took part in all three sessions, for their hard work and attitude throughout the day.

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