Scotland international Hayley Lauder was on hand at BUSC on Tuesday to help promote the SFA’s new '20 Under 20’ programme, as well as answer any questions from the youth prospects of tomorrow’s generation.
The 20 Under 20 programme was launched as part of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 European Championship legacy projects, which sees 20 female coaches between the ages of 16 and 20 placed on a year-long development course.
BUSC volunteer coaches Tegayn Hamilton, Anna Dickov and Emma Macfadyen have been chosen to take part in the programme - which starts on 1st June - and the girls expressed their excitement at the opportunities that it will bring.
Emma was looking forward to some of the benefits that the programme would bring: “There’ll be new experiences and learning new things, being able to coach the Over-13s and learning the techniques that the best coaches use.”
Tegayn also felt that the programme would bring some personal satisfaction as well: “It’ll help make yourself more confident around other people and as a coach as well.”
Anna stated: “It’s definitely a big progression for women’s football, to allow young coaches to make a name for themselves.”
Hayley took questions from some of our young players including what team she supports (Livingston), her favourite colour (purple) and favourite pizza (tries to avoid it when she can!)
Yesterday also allowed Hayley the opportunity to ask some questions of her own for Tegayn, Emma and Anna regarding their participation in the 20 Under 20 programme and what they wish to achieve as a professional in women’s football.
We’d like to thank Hayley for taking the time out of her World Cup preparations to visit BUSC on Tuesday, and wish her all the best in France this summer!
More thanks go to Emma, Tegayn and Anna for helping BUSC out by volunteering as coaches while also playing for their respective clubs, and wish all the best of luck with their 20 Under 20 programme which begins at the beginning of June.