Players from Grange Academy were this week involved in a UEFA Study Visit with Iceland, Wales and Ireland sending over representatives from their respective Football Associations. During their stay in Scotland our visitors were shown parts of the Coach Education pathway which included the Advanced Children’s Licence.
The School of Football pupils from Grange Academy were very fortunate to be invited to take part in the delivery of these sessions at Toryglen. The players were put through a 2 hour session and the audience were wowed with the efforts and ability on show.
The Scottish FA Schools of Football are about more than just playing ability, they aim to mould better citizens, as well as better footballers, through social and educational development.
Football is used as a tool to motivate the pupils, and their place on the School of Football programme depends on school attendance and academic improvement. The pupils are coached by Scottish FA Player and Coach Development Officer, Alan Sloss.
The Scottish FA Schools of Football are supported by the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities initiative. A massive thanks must go out to Grange Academy for allowing the pupils to attend on the day.
For further information on this programme please contact Alan Sloss on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07841 569 802.