Adams' "thrilled" with BSC under-20's role
BSC Glasgow’s newest coaching addition Mark Adams says he is thrilled with his new role as the head of the club’s Lowland League top youth side.
The ex-Whitehill Welfare assistant manager was recently announced as the most recent Broomhill signing as preparations for next season begin to ramp up. The new under-20’s will be made up of the club’s top youth players, and train alongside the first team and compete in the Lowland League’s youth system.
Adams founded the North Glasgow Football Development Group in 2005. He was awarded the prestigious SFA Best Volunteer in Adult Football Award for his work with the foundation two years ago, and believes this experience at youth and senior football will benefit him greatly –
“I’d targeted a youth job as my next step and decided that I wanted to go back into a frontline management job, so this job is such a good fit for me.”
“I’ve gained lots of experience and that will help me as I know the standard that is required, so when I’m developing young players I’ll know how much I have to push them so they can take the next step into the first team.”
Adams, another BSC coach who holds the UEFA B Licence, knows exactly what to expect from the upcoming Lowland League season –
“I worked with the really hard with the under-20’s at Whitehill and towards the end of the season we had 5 or 6 of them in the first team squad. It’s vitally important to develop these players into first team quality.”
“It also means you don’t have to carry such a big first team squad because you want to give opportunities to these younger players.”
Manager Iain King was delighted with the capture of Adams’ –
"I view the appointment of Mark as Under-20s head coach as one of the most important moves we will make over the three years of our contract.”
"He has experience, enthusiasm, and knowledge. Mark has been assistant to a coach I hugely respect in Mickey Lawson at Whitehill Welfare and this is a big coup for BSC Glasgow.”
“Mark and I have got to know each other well and I know he thrives on developing young players - we will see the benefits of that as a club in the years to come.”
"We set out to create a family of coaches in the top team environment who all want to learn and grow together, and I feel we have that now.”