Pupils from the School of Football at Craigie High School in Dundee were delighted to be training outdoors again after the recent bad weather limited them to gym and classrooms sessions.

The first and second year pupils have been taking part in separate double-period training sessions focusing on passing and control. The sessions also included interval training to improve their general fitness, with an eye on the school's looming cross country trials.

The School of Football now has 32 pupils over first and second year, coached by Scottish FA Player and Coach Development Officer Jimmy Bone. Pupils taking part in the programme follow an enhanced school timetable that includes periods of football activity every day during curriculum time.

There are nine Scottish FA Schools of Football around the country, supported by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative.

For further information on this programme in the East region, contact Jimmy Bone on jimmy.bone@scottishfa.co.uk