Tesco Bank, our primary schools partner, hosted the first National Festival on Wednesday at Hampden where 300 school children from all over Scotland got the chance to play on the hallowed turf. 

The class photo on the winner's podium was the highlight of the day and Capital FM, giant mascots and VIP's such as Greg Wylde, James McArthur and Suzanne Grant also made it a memorable occasion.

Human Resources
The HR department is pleased to announce that Clare Bodel and Steven Harris have been accepted on to the next UEFA Certificate in Football Management Course, commencing this September. The course aims to equip all participants with a range of management skills as part of their future development within the sport of football. They will join Jennifer Hutchison was the first member of staff to participate and will complete the course next week.  Jennifer described it as "a big commitment but definitely worthwhile".

IT & Special Projects

You can now send and receive large files from external companies and scan documents from the main copiers directly to your e-mail inbox.  Paperless faxing and automation of things such as annual leave requests are also in the pipeline.
The survey for PC requirements has been completed, but contrary to rumours the majority of staff will still be working with a PC and not a laptop.
New recruit Ben has done well covering John's workload and we all welcome him back after his paternity leave. The department will be further strengthened by the addition of a business analyst soon.

National Teams

Ross Mathie was a UEFA Technical Observer at the U17 European Championships in Serbia and the U19 squad were in Denmark playing two Challenge Matches against the hosts in preparation for the UEFA Championship Qualifiers in Slovenia.  Scotland lost both matches 3-2 and 1-0.

The Under 15's drew with Belgium 1-1 at Double Tree Dunblane Stadium, Stirling on Wednesday 31st May and won 2-0 yesterday at Prestonfield, Linlithgow.