Scotland rugby head coach Scott Johnson to speak at Borders Coaching Conference

04/03/2013,  TSPL, Scotsman, Scotland Rugby team training session prior to this weekends RBS Six Nations International against Wales at Murrayfield Stadium.  Scotland coach Scott Johnson. Picture Ian Rutherford
04/03/2013, TSPL, Scotsman, Scotland Rugby team training session prior to this weekends RBS Six Nations International against Wales at Murrayfield Stadium. Scotland coach Scott Johnson. Picture Ian Rutherford

Borders Sport & Leisure has announced that the head coach of the Scottish rugby team, Scott Johnson, will be the keynote speaker at its fifth annual Coaching Conference taking place on September 22 at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.

Aimed at coaches, teachers and volunteers, the one day coaching conference features a morning seminar and question and answer session with Scott Johnson followed by expert-led workshops across seven different sporting disciplines - athletics, cycling, football, hockey, rugby, swimming and tennis.

Borders Sport & Leisure hopes the event will help to develop the skills and abilities of local coaches and inspire them as Scotland anticipates a landmark year of sport with the approach of next year’s Commonwealth Games.

Ewan Jackson, chief executive of Borders Sport & Leisure, said: “The coaching conference is one of the biggest events we hold each year.

“Last year over 100 delegates attended and we hope that even more people involved in sport will choose to come along this time.

“The specialist sporting sessions are being hosted by some of the country’s leading coaches and this event provides a rare opportunity for people involved in sport in the Borders to learn from the best in the business.”

Johnson said: “It is vital that coaches across the country come together and learn from each other and from developments across the world.

“None of us has all the answers, but if we are smart, we can learn some more that improves us and our teams. This conference is a great way to do this and so I’d urge all coaches to get involved.”

Places on the Scottish Borders Coaching Conference are limited and those interested in attending are being urged to book as soon as possible.

Full details on the Borders Sport and Leisure Scottish Borders Coaching Conference can be found at www.bslt.org.uk.