As part of a series of activities leading up to the Women's World Cup qualifier between Scotland and Georgia at Tynecastle on Thursday 29 October, the Scottish FA is holding a free women's coaching course.

The course will take place at Peffermill Playing Fields, Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, on Sunday 25th October between 10am and 4pm and is targeted at new coaches interested in trying coaching for the first time.

Participants will receive the Scottish FA Early Touches Level 1 Certificate as well as a pair of tickets to the World Cup Qualifier on Thursday 29th.

Scotland National Coach, Anna Signeul, and some of her current  international players will be on hand to provide advice and answer questions.

Anna Signeul said: "Women's football in Scotland has come a long way over the past few years, but if we want to continue to improve we must support and develop Scottish coaches, as well as players, at all levels of the game.

"I'll do everything I can to help bring more dedicated and talented coaches into the game. I'm looking forward to meeting the latest crop at Peffermill, and seeing them in the stands at Tynecastle."

Scottish FA South East Regional Manager, Mark Munro, organised the course. He said: “The women's game is growing every year and there are more opportunities now not only for girls to play the game, but for new coaches to become involved.

"One group that we'd like to reach out to is mums. According to research by ICM,  77% of mums enjoy playing a hands-on role in their children's football and a quarter regularly kick a ball around with their children, while nearly half (44%) go to matches.

"So, while research tells us that mums have the potential skills and interest to become coaches, they are often less prone to consider coaching than other groups in society - we'd like to change that.

"This free course will provide a good starting point for more women to become involved in football. As well as providing free coach education, we will help those interested in continuing their involvement to find a club, and provide ongoing support as part of our coach development programme.”

If you are interested in attending the course, please contact Aidan Forbes on 0131 667 8245 or Alternatively, please fill in the attached application form and send to:
Aidan Forbes
Mcarthur Pavilion
42 Peffermill Road
EH16 5LL