James Scott appointed Women's U17 Head Coach

James Scott

James Scott appointed Women's U17 Head Coach

The Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-17 squad have a new Head Coach with James Scott being appointed to take over the position.
20th Jul 2019

Scott will take up the role, which was vacated by former Women’s National Team Head Coach Colin Bell in mid-June, immediately.

Currently an FAI Football Development Officer for North Tipperary, Scott was previously the Under-14 National Academy Head Coach.

FAI High Performance Director Ruud Dokter has welcomed Scott into the role and says the new Head Coach brings a lot of experience to the job. 

Dokter said: “I am very happy that James is to join the team. He has a proven track record in working with and developing young talented players. I think this is a very good time for him to step up to this level, he will bring a lot to the role.

“James is very knowledgeable and full of energy and I feel he will bring a new dynamism to the position. I am very much looking forward to working with him.”

Speaking on his appointment, Scott said: “I’m honoured to be taking on this role. It is a very exciting time for women’s football and I’m very much looking forward to being part of the continued development of women players at the top level of the game here. I will be a fresh face to a lot of people and with that I’m hoping to bring fresh ideas and a different range of experiences.”

The Under-17 squad travels to Belgium for a double-header of friendly games in August.