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Positive Coaching Blog


Coaching Blog

Club Together Conference 2013

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Pat Bonner and Stig Inge Bjornebye are among the line-up of guest speakers at this year’s Club Together Conference at Hampden on Sunday, 18th August.

The annual event provides those involved in grassroots football with valuable information on how to develop the game. Pat, who had an illustrious career with Celtic and Republic of Ireland, is now a UEFA technical instructor.

He will present on goalkeeping coaching methods. Stig, who has played at the highest level with Liverpool and Norway, is now a development manager for youth football at the Norwegian Football Federation.

He will be joined by colleague and director of grassroots football, Alf Hansen, to provide an insight into the success of their grassroots football programme. This will include a presentation on their community club environment and philosophy for developing young players.

In addition, there will be a host of workshops with specialist presenters on the following areas:

From Club to Hub – A focus on developing facilities and improving access in partnership with other parties.

Growing Your Membership – Providing examples and ideas on how to grow and develop your club.

It’s Your Future – Helping you set out, agree and deliver future plans for your club.

The ‘F’ Words (Funding and Facilities) – A look at the current funding streams and innovative ways clubs can generate funds.

Last year’s inaugural event saw 120 grassroots clubs represented as Andy Roxburgh presented on UEFA’s vision for grassroots football.

To attend, please fill in the attached form on the ATTACHED and return by post to Ann Quinn, Football Development Department, Glasgow, G42 9AY.

DOWNLOAD FORM: Club Together Conference 2013, Scotland

Reference: Scottish FA Website

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