Edinburgh South Community Football Club have today announced the appointment of Paul Doig as their first community football coach.
Doig had previously worked as the Head of Community Development at Raith Rovers and has also worked as a part of the community programme at Hibernian.
He will begin his new role at Edinburgh South on the 2nd April and will be responsible for working with local schools and the local community to provide football coaching for girls.
Edinburgh South already have an established pathway for young bys playing the game and with Doig's appointment it is hoped that that can be replicated for the girls game as well.
On his appointment Paul Doig said, “Edinburgh South CFC is a club l know well and l’m delighted to be part of what l’m sure will be a continuing success story. The Club from Soccer School upwards is the club of choice for hundreds of boys and the onus is now on making it equally attractive for girls. It is a challenge l relish and look forward to getting it moving.”
Brian Waugh, Chairman Edinburgh South Community Football Club said, “The club celebrates its 50th birthday next year so it has taken a while but l’m very pleased to welcome Paul as our first paid employee. However given the incredible progress made in the last few years l’m confident this pace will be maintained and that Paul will be an integral part of the club’s very rosy future.”
Edinburgh South has a great record of inclusion and aims to provide football for all children regardless of abilitiy. They currently have more than 600 children playing the game and have over 50 teams playing now.
They also have a strong coaching base, with over 140 volunteers giving their time and money to provide these children with the opportunity to play football.