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Written by  Adam Binnie

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       1) New Appointments for Hibs Women

Hibernian Women’s FC have made three new additions to their new Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) National Performance League coaching team. 

Lewis Melee, Charlotte Potts and Kirk Phillips will make up the new-look Hibees’ coaching team as the trio seek glory in the newly rebranded SHAAP National Performance League.

Melee, previously of Dundee FC, has taken over the role after a successful stint as Community Development Manager for the Hibernian Community Foundation. 

Potts, who joined the club as a player this summer from Sunderland Ladies AFC, will hope her playing experience in the women’s game will spur her youngsters on to follow in her footsteps.

Finally, Phillips, an MSc Sport Performance Enhancement Graduate from Wishaw, has joined the club on back of spells with Motherwell and Hibernian as a Sports Science Intern.

 

 

      2) SFA Launch New Return to Football FAQ Page

A new ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page has been created on the official SFA website, providing guidance on a safe return to match-play. 

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Description automatically generatedFollowing the transition to ‘Phase Three’ of the SFA Joint Response Group’s Return to Football Route map, friendly matches have been granted permission to return from the 12th September, as long as they adhere to strict match day protocols.

This has left many clubs, coaches, parents and players with more specific questions for the football authorities as they look to enjoy a safe return to match play from next weekend.

The FAQ page provides you will with all you need to know to ensure you and your club can enjoy a safe return to playing matches.

Visit the Return to Football FAQ page by clicking here.

 

         3) Celtic FC Women Appoint New Head of Girls' Academy

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Description automatically generatedTina Stewart has been appointed the new ‘Head of Girls’ Academy’ at Celtic FC.

Stewart joins the club from a role at the SFA and is no stranger to the Girls’ Academy programme at Parkhead. The ex-Celtic player played in the club’s first female Old Firm Derby before going onto become of one the first members of the coaching staff when the Women’s’ and Girls’ programme was launched back in 2007.

Stewart began coaching with the Under-11s and has since coached at every age group from u11s to Reserves. Everyone at YFS would like to wish Tina the best of luck in her new role!

 

       4) Ngwenya Goes Pro for Dons

Kieran Ngwenya has signed a full-time professional contract with Aberdeen FC and has been named in the club’s reserve squad for the 2020/21 season.

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Description automatically generatedNgwenya featured regularly last season for the Dons’ U18 squad whilst impressively continuing his full-time studies.

The left-back joins from Tynecastle Boys Club where he became a Scottish Juvenile Youth player and a Scottish Youth FA Cup Finalist.

Everyone at YFS would also like to congratulate Kieran on his move and wish him every success in his career. Good luck, Kieran!

 

          5) Bellshill Athletic Awarded with Lifesaving Defibrillator

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Bellshill Athletic FC Development have been awarded with a lifesaving defibrillator from the Scottish Football Partnership Trust.

The SFPT, in partnership with The Kilpatrick Fraser Charitable Trust, will provide 12 community clubs with a defibrillator as part of the SFP Trust Defibrillator Project 2020.

The club’s official twitter account said: “We would like to thank everyone @SFP_football in awarding Bellshill Athletic with a defibrillator, the club is overwhelmed by the generosity."

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