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Scottish FA Performance School

St John’s RC High School

The SFA Performance School programme is open to boys and girls who are currently in our P7 cohort in primary schools, who have shown exceptional talent in football and would benefit from an individualised programme. The programme is based at St John’s RC High School and will require the pupils to complete a placing request to attend the school if they are selected for the programme. This means that parents/carers are responsible for transporting the successful candidates to St John’s RC High School. Dundee City Council will not be funding travel costs; however, the Scottish FA may contribute to travel costs for individuals. The pupils' timetables will be altered to allow them to follow the programme during curriculum time.

The aim is to bring together the best young footballers from the area into a four-year training and support programme designed by the Scottish Football Association. High quality specialist Performance Youth Coaches who are full-time employees of the Scottish FA, and additional experts in fitness training and physical conditioning will deliver the programme to the players who are selected to join the programme. The Performance Manager and the Head Teacher at St John’s RC High School will have overall responsibility for the direction and organisation of the Performance School and will ensure pupils achieve the correct balance between sport and academic life.

St John’s RC High School Performance School Trials 2022

Trial 1 - Grassroots (Recreational Players) and girls, Tuesday 22nd February 2022 at Lochee Harp Astro, Dundee, 1.00-2.30 pm.

Trial 2 - Professional Club Players plus successful players from Trial 1. Tuesday 1st March 2022 at Lochee Harp Astro, Dundee, 1.00-2.30 pm.

Trial 3 - National Trial

Please apply, using the link below.

This programme is for Primary 7 pupils starting S1 in August 2022.


Iain Jenkins

Elite Performance Coach