The end of year Skills and Fitness testing day for the Central Region School of Football took place on Wednesday 1st June.

These tests include a distance kick with both feet, an agility test, short passing, flexiblity, dribbling and the dreaded Yo-Yo Endurance Test.

They are designed to specifically test all the skills they have practiced in their daily training sessions at school as well as aiming to see how much their fitness has improved over the year.

With more than 50 pupils to test on the day, a group of volunteers from Motherwell College were recruited to ably assist.  They took part in all aspects of the tests from leading groups to setting up the tests.  In return for this they were given the opportunity to take part in a coach education course held at the College.

Ian Ross, Central Region's Player and Coach Development Officer said

" Its been a great day with all the tests completed in good time.  This couldnt have been achieved without the support of the volunteers from Motherwell College and hopefully this gives them an insight into how to monitor players improvement."

The Central Region School of Football is based at Braidhurst High School in Motherwell and the programme has flourished their with the fourth intake about to start and the oldest year group about to enter 4th year and a programme specifically designed for the school to equate to a standard grade course.