Applications open for football school

05/08/13 - 13080508 - SFA'HAMPDEN - GLASGOW
05/08/13 - 13080508 - SFA'HAMPDEN - GLASGOW

Young footballers who fancy a crack at following in the footsteps of Craig Sibbald, Paul McMullan and Joshua Rae have the chance this month.

Applications are now being accepted for places in the SFA Performance school programme based at Graeme High in Falkirk.

The school is the regional development school for Falkirk and central regions for developing elite footballers.

Led by elite development coach Ian Ross, Graeme High was the pilot programme which proved a success and was rolled out to another six sites and areas across Scotland by SFA performance director Mark Wotte in the £15m plan.

Applications for the latest intake to begin their secondary school career in August 2014 close on January 22 for recreational players and female footballers, however will be extended until for players already associated with pro-youth clubs or academies.

Ian Ross told The Falkirk Herald: “Things are going well and the current first years are progressing well since they arrived at the school - they’ve been excellent.”

To download an application visit www.scottishfa.co.uk where an information brochure is also available.