Below is a statement from Bo'ness United Community Football Club:
Bo’ness Academy and Bo’ness Utd Community Football Club are proud to announce a club/school link that will impact positively on many pupils in the Bo’ness area.
Bo’ness Academy are opening a School of Football in August where pupils will get 4 sessions of football a week. Each session will follow the SFA’s School of Football model and will aim to improve the following areas:
· Technical skills (passing, shooting, ball mastery, finishing etc).
· Tactical Skills (defending, attacking, 4 v 4 etc).
· Physical Skills (stamina, strength, speed, agility etc).
· Mental Skills (mental strength, focus, discipline etc)
Bo’ness Utd will support this venture by actively promoting the School throughout their youth teams, will assist with the delivery of coaching sessions by training more young coaches and will help with the provision of training kit for the pupils.
The school and the club will also work together to boost football in the primary schools by offering transition football clubs at Bo’ness Academy over the course of the School year.
Principal Teacher of Health and Wellbeing Jonathan MacWhirter said “I am absolutely delighted that Bo’ness Utd Community Football Club have agreed to link up and assist our School of Football. Our venture is completely self-funded so their support with
coaches will be invaluable. The idea of dual training kit is also fantastic as it will save parents money as well as highlighting that we are fighting to improve football in the local community. I also believe that training our young people is very important and I hope this will boost participation levels and improve primary and secondary links.
We at BUCFC are delighted to be working in partnership with Bo’ness Academy who share the same ethos as BUCFC. This partnership will not just improve the individual football player but will bring volunteers and professionals closer together and make the school and BUCFC even more deep rooted in the local community.
Picturd (left to right): Peter Hay (BUCFC Chairman), Jonathan MacWhirter (Principal Teacher of Health & Wellbeing) and Jennifer Brown (BUCFC Co-ordinator).