Scottish football has a fine history of producing first class managers and the SFA is doing their best to ensure that proud record continues.
Seven of the 20 teams in the English Premier League are managed by Scotsmen, five of whom were at Hampden Park this month to pass on some of their knowledge to aspiring coaches in a managerial master class.
Many mums and dads love it when their children say they want to play football because it can teach their children valuable life skills.
It teaches them how to work as a team where they can develop their hand to eye co-ordination, make lots of like-minded friends, have fresh air, exercise and more importantly have fun.
Former Premier League star Robbie Savage helped a Welsh amateur football team transform their home pitch this month.
The former Wales international visited Graig y Rhacca FC – whose website is powered by Club Website – and helped local primary school children and other volunteers put the finishing touches to a £7,500 project to erect a new fence around the club’s home pitch as part of the Transform Your Patch scheme.
Gareth Southgate says that this summer’s opening of St George’s Park provides the Football Association with a golden opportunity that they must “bring to life”.
The FA’s Head of Elite Development visited the St George’s Park site this week as part of a St George’s Day celebration and was impressed by what he saw.
The Football Association has announced the English leagues, clubs and individuals crowned winners of their 2012 Respect Awards.
The awards were introduced in 2010 to help promote Respect at all levels of the game and to recognise the army of volunteers that spend hours each week ensuring that participants have an enjoyable experience of the game.