Blair Munn, 21, who lives in Stenhousemuir, worked his way up the ranks at our specialist sports campus at Broadwood, progressing from NC Football Performance through HNC to HND Coaching & Developing Sport.
He has secured a scholarship in Nova Scotia, Canada to continue his academic studies and sports training.
The thing about studying at Broadwood Campus that most appealed to me was that I could get a qualification at the same time as playing football – and that I’d be working under professional coaches who have been involved in top-level football. I liked the idea of having the chance to improve as a player, but also to improve in the classroom.
I most enjoyed playing football every day, being in the gym and learning in the classroom from ex-players and coaches. The facilities are great and the campus has everything you need to improve.
The most important thing I have learned is that hard work, dedication and a positive attitude towards every area will result in you improving as a player, coach and person.
If I had to pick out a highpoint, it would be getting the chance to go to Spain twice for training camps.
If anyone is thinking about doing a similar course, I would say to them to do the course and it will be a huge success if you work hard and listen. It really does provide great opportunities.
In ten years’ time, I would like to be working in the sports industry, ideally in football. My dream job would be working as a coach of professional or youth players.