The Scottish FA’s Central region has kicked-off its Volunteer Development Programme at Clydebank College.

Jimmy bone, coach and player development officer for the Scottish FA, assisted students with their Early Touches coaching course which is part of the programme.

The students have now begun their placement with local Quality Mark clubs and schools throughout West Dubartonshire.

Further courses – Coaching Young Footballers and Coaching  in the Game – will be taught to the students later in the programme.

The initiative, now in its fourth year, also recruits students from Forth Valley, Motherwell and the University of Stirling.

Jimmy said: “The volunteering programme is an excellent programme to encourage young adults into football as volunteers.  It has the added benefit of providing clubs too with more volunteer coaches too.

“Many of these youngsters will have aspirations to potentially have a career in coaching but it is essential that they put what they have learned on the course into practice and there is no better way to gain experience than to volunteer at a club.”

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