Sunday, December 5, 2010

AUFA & Reid Kerr Help Females Break into Soccer Coaching

In a sport that is predominantly male orientated, Ayr United football Academy are trailblazing a path in encouraging females into the soccer fraternity.

Demi McCulloch from Barrhead spends three days a week studying Sporting Recreational Soccer flitting between Reid Kerr college and Somerset Park, the end goal of which will see her receiving an NQ with an additional option of a further 1 year to gain an HNC

In a class of 14, the course lasts 1 year with the majority of work being practical based coaching, tutored by Ayr United's Malky Boyle, with the ultimate goal of receiving their coaches certificates.

Malky spoke of Demi's development saying,"Demi has been great, she does exactly as instructed and is in no way overawed by coaching in a male dominated environment. She has been around football all her life and has played for the Celtic ladies team so knows exactly how to cope at the highest level. She will make an excellent coach wherever she ends up, when she completes her course."

Demi and her classmates are currently 16 weeks into their course and we will be keeping a close eye on her and her classmates progression into the football coaching world.

by Marc Roseblade

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