Primary 1 Football
The School Football Club is run by a group of parent volunteers, who organise weekly coaching sessions and occasional games throughout the school year. In recent years the club has grown to well over 200 pupils, including boys and girls of all abilities, and has even achieved a fair degree of success at senior competitive levels.
For the P1s the emphasis is on basic skills, teamwork and most of all having fun!
The P1 football will start late September. We already have a slot and venue booked: 6-7pm each Tuesday at Mary Erskine Sports hall – all we need now are players and coaches!
A sign-up form will be distributed to all P1 pupils early in the term, so watch this space.
The football club relies on a group of parent coaches to make it happen. Hence, we are looking for volunteers! The existing P1s and P2s have about 8 coaches each. This means that the commitment is fairly relaxed, and missing the odd week is no problem.
No prior experience is required, although participation in formal (SFA) coaching courses (and occasional meetings down the pub) is actively encouraged. Also, all main coaches will need to complete the appropriate Disclosure approvals (gained via the school).
If you (and/or your spouse/partner) are interested and would like to be included in the pool of P1 coaches, please get in-touch as soon as possible. I’d also be delighted to answer any queries you may have.
Fergus (parent and football organiser)
Further club details can be found here.
P1 training – starts “second Tuesday after the September weekend” [26th Sept 2017]
P1 coaches intro night (coach volunteers and their kids only) – “first Tuesday after the September weekend” [19th Sept 2017]