It was question time at Craigie High School in Dundee on Monday 2nd November when pupils from the Scottish FA School of Football enjoyed a visit from the managers of Dundee’s two senior teams. Craig Levein and Jocky Scott were put under the spotlight from the pupils who were eager to learn about the disciplines needed to succeed as footballers.  

Jocky and Craig spoke about their experiences in the game including playing against Pele, playing for Scotland and playing and managing in cup finals. Both spoke about the need for young footballers to practice, to have a will to improve their technique, the importance of eating the correct foods and the importance of working hard at school.
Both managers also praised the School of Football and Craigie High School for creating an atmosphere where the pupils are encouraged to challenge themselves, learn transferable skills through football and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
The School of Football now has 32 pupils spread across 1st and 2nd year and are coached by Scottish FA Player and Coach Development Officer Jimmy Bone. Pupils in the programme have an enhanced school timetable including football periods every day during curriculum time.
The question and answer session will go a long way to inspire the footballers to continue their hard work – hopefully a few of them will be seen in a Dundee or United strip in years to come.