Category Archives: SFA

SCHOOL OF FOOTBALL TRIALS

On Friday 7th May the school hosted its annual NLC School of Football trials as we began the process of selecting pupils who will be part of the programme from August 2021.  Thankfully the weather was on our side as hopeful participants showcased their footballing skills on the school’s football pitch.  Braidhurst hopes that everyone enjoyed the process and it was great to meet you in person.  Good luck to all of our budding football stars.

SCOTTISH FA PERFORMANCE SCHOOL GRADUATION

Congratulations to our pupils who attended the Scottish FA Performance School Graduation ceremony at Hampden Park on Saturday 8th June. The Braidhurst performance school pupils were each invited onstage and awarded a certificate which recognised their achievement at completing the programme after four years at school. After the graduation ceremony the boys were interviewed on the Hampden pitch in front of a huge crowd of thousands of football fans who were there to watch the Scotland –v- Cyprus international qualifier. The pupils then took their own seat to watch the match. Well done to all our pupils on a fantastic four years.

FOOTBALL APPLICATIONS

The school are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the Girls’ and Boys’ School of Football programme.

The application can be accessed online: Click here

Applications close by the end of the school day on Friday 8th March 2019

Good luck to all applicants.

INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL – U16 SCOTLAND -V- AUSTRALIA

On Thursday 24th January three fourth-year pupils, Alex Lowry, Matthew Connelly and Max Johnstone, were invited to represent their country in U16 football match, Scotland versus Australia, at the Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow. This was a fantastic achievement for each of the boys, as not only did Scotland win the match 3-2, but Max scored his first international goal as, whilst Alex was honoured to captain the side during the second half of the game. Congratulations to the three boys.

JAMIE SMITH FOOTBALL VISIT

Braidhurst recently welcomed back Scottish FA and Performance School graduate Jamie Smith for a Q&A and practice session with our S1-S2 performance school pupils. Jamie was also happy to pass on excellent advice to our S2 goalkeepers after he recently made his debut for Hamilton Academicals reserve team.

SCOTTISH CUP VISIT TO BHS

On Friday 9th November, the Scottish Cup found its way to Braidhurst.  Displayed in the assembly hall, and on the school’s artificial football pitch, pupils, staff and pupils of the School of Football programme, were able to have their photo taken with football’s oldest national trophy.