21 January 2016
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon heard about the Scottish FA’s plans to strengthen Scottish football during a meeting at the Scottish Parliament.
She and Sports Minister Jamie Hepburn were talked through the proposals by Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive, national team manager Gordon Strachan and Brian McClair, the Scottish FA’s performance director.
The Scottish FA’s Performance Strategy includes a number of proposals to ensure a more prosperous future for the national game.
Following the meeting, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:
“I was delighted to meet with Stewart, Gordon and Brian to discuss their plans to strengthen Scottish football, and it’s clear that they are passionate about the game and how we can improve it.
“I welcome these proposals and we will work closely with the Scottish FA and SPFL to get Scottish football to where we all want it to be.
“We recognise football can be a powerful force for good and welcome the Scottish FA commitment to help deliver wider benefits to help improve health and wellbeing in our communities.”
The First Minister and Mr Hepburn were also presented with personalised strips from the Scottish FA. However, it’s unlikely they’ll be getting a cap anytime soon…