Website seeks volunteers

THE NEW youth football season is a matter of days away and some things never change.

There’s a last minute scurry to find players, organise friendly matches, get kit and equipment sorted out and discus your team’s prospects with allies and foes.

But for the first time all of these have a new common denominator – the Youth Football Scotland website.

No matter what your need is, whether you are a player, a coach, a team official, a parent or a referee; you will find it in the same place, www.youthfootballscotland.co.uk, without paying a penny.

YFS, a not for profit social enterprise, is driven by volunteers for volunteers. And it has an array of exciting features which will hit computer screens across Scotland in the coming months.

Online video highlights from tournaments and matches, competitions offering top notch kit and equipment, audio podcasts and interviews with the people who matter in the grass roots game, live updates from youth matches and much more.

Clubs and volunteers to play a pivotal role in proceedings are still being sought.

Clubs can sign up for free by contacting club relationship manager Brian McNally at brian@youthfootballscotland.co.uk or 0131 6297903.

McNally said: “We found that all too often good news didn’t spread outwith the club, never mind the region. Last season, a great example was the incredible inaugural Dennis Law Soccer Tournament held in Aberdeen to great acclaim.

“We were able to get the news out to the rest of the grass roots football community, giving the hard working volunteers and aspiring young players the credit they deserved, and providing inspiration for other clubs across the country.”

Recruitment manager David Armstrong said: “We couldn’t exist without volunteers and there are lots of different areas to get involved in. Whether you would like to try your hand at journalism, video production, photography or marketing, there is something for you.”

David can be contacted at recruitment@youthfootballscotland.co.uk or on 0131 6297903.