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.”