Hamilton Welcomes Opportunity – 18NAP

We are delighted to announce Gary Hamilton will take on the Head coach role for our 18s National Academy Programme for 2022/23 season.

Gary has been a very committed coach at Carnoustie Panmure YFC, having lead the 2005s since 2010, seeing the squad through Fun Fours, Seven a Side and into 11 a side football, through to the end of last season.

Speaking to Gary about the role he said “I am very passionate about coaching, and in particular the development of young footballers and seeing them progress gives me a huge amount of satisfaction. I achieved my SFA C Licence in 2018 and at the end of last year, following a 18 month course of assignments and on field coaching practices, achieved by UEFA B Licence at the first attempt.

I feel the time is right for a new chapter in my coaching career and with women’s football continuing to grow with attendances and publicity on the rise on a global scale, I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity. With over 200 at our last home game of the season, this shows there is great interest locally too.

My aim will be to give the team a style of play that gives the team a clear identity, but more importantly, a style of play that I believe gives all the players the best chance to develop and improve individually.

Towards the end of last season, I have taken a few sessions with the squad, there is good quality throughout the squad and I can’t wait to get started.”

Pictured Nicola McBride (Chairperson) welcomes Gary to the club.