The Soccer One, Two and Three finals took place at the Toryglen Regional Football Centre this afternoon under the control of City of Glasgow College students Greig McArthur and Smart Osalodor.

Greig and Smart co-ordinated the event with their fellow students as part of their HND in Sports Coaching course at the college and internship with the Scottish FA’s Football Development Officers.

The pair hope the experience they have gained in running the Soccer One, Two and Three, as well as Soccer G, the girls equivalent, will help them gain coaching work as they work towards a degree.

Smart said: “I’m hoping to go to university to do sports development or sports coaching but at end of the day I have gained invaluable experience that other students might not have through this internship  which will hopefully put me on the right track to get some full-time employment in coaching.

“In fact, I have already gained some part-time employment in coaching which shows the course and the hard work I have put in has been worth it.”

Greig added: “After the HND course is complete I’m looking to do my degree but I’m also hoping for some part-time coaching in football. At the moment, I do some coaching work with St. Mirren which has been great.

“I’ve learned a lot about organising events over the last year or so. I really enjoy the work – it’s the perfect job.”

Smart also believes that as well as co-ordinating the programme, they can help develop it for future students.

He said: “We are the connection between Scottish FA staff and the college.

“We know how busy they can be so we do the job on their behalf which is great experience. We’re here to try and improve this programme for years to come as well as develop our own skills and experience.

“Seeing the kids play week in week out and being so competitive shows that this tournament really means a lot to them. Just seeing the smiles on their faces makes it all worthwhile.”