James Scott appointed Women's U17 Head Coach
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.