Club News

Club Coach Officer appointed

9th June 2015

Scott McLennan joins club's community football department.

Hearts today announces a positive new development to its Community Football Department through the appointment of Scott McLennan as Club Coach Officer.

This new post has been created through a partnership between Hearts, the Scottish FA and the SPFL Trust. It is supported by McDonald's and Communities League Cup funding.

The Club Coach Officer’s role is  to  work  with  local  football  clubs  in  order  to  support  the  development  of  grassroots  coaches  and  the  Scottish  FA  Quality  Mark  programme.  The  role  will  also promote  participation  in  football  at  all  levels  in  line  with  “Scotland  United:  A  2020  Vision”

Scott will work closely with Hearts Head of Community, Alan White and the Scottish FA’s Club Development Manager Tony Begg to deliver a programme that benefits local clubs which will include the delivery of coach education and Positive Coaching Scotland workshops

Scott has recently graduated from the University of Stirling and has previously held coaching roles at Dundee United and Alloa Athletic before joining Hearts last year to work with the Hearts U14 squad and support opposition analysis within the academy.

On his appointment Scott said “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Club Coach Officer at Hearts and I’m looking forward to working closely with a number of local clubs, coaches and volunteers to support their development in grassroots football.”

Alan White added, “Scott brings a number of skills and enthusiasm to the role and we are excited to have him on board. There is a huge volunteer army of coaches and volunteers in our community that play an important part in providing football to thousands of players every week – through this initiative we are delighted to be contributing in a positive way support to these local heroes.”