Dundee FC post SIX youth academy job vacancies to meet SFA Project Brave criteria

Dundee FC have advertised youth team jobs to meet the criteria of the Scottish FA’s Project Brave.

Scotland’s governing football body previously launched the new strategy in a bid to help bring more youngsters through the ranks of domestic clubs.

Part of this plan required teams to hire six staff members to help develop youth players at their clubs.

Today, the Dens Park side, despite reportedly being against Project Brave at a meeting back in April, posted six vacancies on the club’s official website.

The Dark Blues are on the look out for a Head of Academy, Head of Professional Programme, Head of Youth Programme (U/13s to U/16s), Head of Football Science and Medicine, Head of Children’s Programme (U/11s to U/12s) and Head of Player Recruitment.

The controversial strategy from the SFA will set to slash the number of youth players at clubs in the country with the aim of focusing on quality rather than quantity.

The number of youngsters in the academy system will be “streamlined” from around 2500 to around 1200.

Outlining Project Brave, the SFA hopes it will “ensure a more efficient
pathway to first-team football.”

The SFA says the new strategy will be rolled out by the start of the 2018/19 season.