ARDROSSAN Winton Rovers Football Club are not just a football club - they are a Community Interest Company too.

And that means that the core values of the club are based on what is best for the community the club serves.

The directors continue to develop the club to ensure that they can be the best that they can and with that in mind the Youth Academy recently announced a partnership with Coerver, the global football coaching programme inspired by the teachings of Wiel Coerver, a Dutch football coach.

It is widely recognised as the best football skills teaching method suited for all ages but especially for players aged five-16-years-old of all abilities and their parents, coaches and teachers that focuses on individual skills development and small group play, which is also endorsed and recommended by the top football federations and experts of the game.

Academy secretary Andy Fullarton said: “We worked hard to bring in Coerver as we knew the benefit of the programme in aiding people's personal development within a footballing structure.

"Our players and coaches will receive monthly training sessions and coach education from qualified Coerver coaches.

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"This will install a football development programme within the entire club ensuring that we have a proven coaching programme that will allow each individual to be the best that they can be.”

The ultimate goal of the Coerver Coaching Method is to develop skilled, confident and creative players, making the game fun to practice and play.

It will teach good sportsmanship and respect for all and value winning but not more than character and performance whilst providing a safe and educational experience that meets best practice criteria.

Andy continued: “We are so very proud not just to be a Coerver partner club, but also to be the largest partner club in Ayrshire, supporting as many children as possible in their football development.

“The training is made that little bit better as it takes place at Winton Park under the floodlights making it an extra special experience for each child, coach and parent involved.”

If you or your child would like to get involved in football at Winton Rovers, then send an email to or call Scott, the club’s academy development officer, on 07484 217211.