Four schools in Scotland have today earned their own Scottish Schools FA Quality Awards
St. Ninian's High School (Giffnock), Eastwood High School and Turnbull High School have all gained Gold awards, while St Andrews High School in Paisley has earned a Silver award.
The SSFA Quality Awards were created to encourage and recognise the "provision of football in schools for both boys and girls at local and national level" and "the attainment of Scottish FA coaching certificates by team coaches."
The awards are handed out on a 'Gold', 'Silver' and 'Merit' with the criteria for each award changing depending on the size of the school applying for the award.
For instance, for large schools to recieve a Gold award a school would need to have four teams competing in local or SSFA competitions and to have at least two coaches who have attended an SFA level 1.2 youth course.
The award is a credit to all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly for their respective schools and they should be very proud of their achievements. Congratulations to all the schools involved.