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Support given by the Scottish FA’s West Region to a Glasgow school has been hailed by its PE teacher as “hugely beneficial to the life of the school”.

St Mungo’s – where Scotland international Robert Snodgrass used to be a pupil – is home to two major Scottish FA grassroots football programmes.

A School of Football – which offers S1 and S2 pupils two hours of coaching each day to improve academic and social, as well as football, standards – is in place, run by former professional James Grady.

There is also a Vauxhall Futsal programme in place which aims to increase the number of 12 to 18-year-olds playing football.

Both of which have received praise by teacher Fiona Sullivan.

She said: “The School of Football for S1 and S2 is proving a great success with pupils involved, improving their skill level and fitness level from the Scottish FA coaches, as well as hopefully improving their personal and social skills within school.

“The group very much enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the Robert Snodgrass visit as well as the exhibition match before an international game at Hampden.”

On Vauxhall Futsal, she said: “It has proved to be a huge success with our S1 pupils.

“It has also been extremely valuable to our S5/6 sports leadership course giving pupils the opportunity to take ownership of their own S1 futsal after-school club.

“Sports leaders have organised weekly tournaments, coaching, officiating and encouraging around 20 S1 pupils. They have also enjoyed playing futsal themselves.

“The school were extremely grateful to the Scottish FA for their invite to the Vauxhall Futsal National Finals in Perth who took along 10 S1 and 14 S5/6 boys.

“To come back as S5/6 champions was a great achievement for the senior boys.”

On top of the programmes, extra support given by the Association also received Fiona’s thanks.

She said: “The support the Scottish FA has given St Mungo’s this year has been first class. This has included providing futsal goals and equipment, transport to Perth for the finals, Scottish FA Level 1 coaching courses for our sports leaders and even the kind donation of Adidas t-shirts to help our sports leaders look like a team when teaching our younger pupils.”

James Grady said: “It’s been a very positive relationship which has, ultimately, resulted in more football opportunities for young people.

“St Mungo’s has a proud history of involvement in football and we have enjoyed supporting their commitment to the game.”