Following on from the successful event in 2017, the 2018 Club & Coach Development Conference will be held on Saturday, 16 June.

The event will be held at Oriam National Performance Centre and Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

The conference is available for clubs at all levels of the game, whether you’re a club leader such as chairperson, secretary, committee member, a club coach developer, head coach, manager or development officer, the event will have something for you.

People interested can register now through

KNVB will have two representatives speaking at the event, discussing wide-ranging topics such as club development, organisational development, culture, philosophy and people development:

Lennard van Ruiven is part of the managing team of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) and as such responsible for the complete department football development of the association.

He is responsible for the whole football development in the Netherlands.

Ralf Reniers will also be in attendance to talk about his role, working in the coordinating team of the operational department of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB).

This department is responsible for the organisation of all grassroots leagues and the support of grassroots clubs.

Since 2015 he has been responsible for the Club Advisory Department.

Project Manager – Community Football Clubs, Danny Bisland said: "The KNVB have long been a source of great learning as an organisation who have led on integrating football development and business for many years.

Successful inclusive communities, running successful programmes, at high quality facilities with football at its heart, the Netherlands has seen clubs lead the way in standards of provision and excellence.

Ralf and Lennard will share some great insight on this process.”