We’re united with school

Bo’ness Academy has joined forces with Bo’ness United Community Football Club to design a football school of excellence.

The Academy is opening a School of Football in August where pupils will receive four sessions of football a week.

Each session will follow the SFA’s School of Football model and will aim to improve:

* 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 United CFC will support this new venture by actively promoting the school throughout the youth teams, assisting with the delivery of coaching sessions by training more young coaches and helping with the provision of training kit.

The school and the club will also work together to boost football in the local primary schools by offering transition clubs at Bo’ness Academy over the course of the school year.

Principal teacher of health and well-being Jonathan MacWhirter said: “I am absolutely delighted that Bo’ness Utd Community Football Club has agreed to assist our School of Football.

“Our venture is completely self-funded so the club’s 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.”