After much discussion the BAFA National Programme Committee (NPC) felt that the programme was drifting without
the Head Coach in situ. It was felt that the appointment of an experienced and knowledgeable person to oversee the programme was essential, to make sure that the upcoming Home Nations Tournament and Great Britain selection process was given top priority in the run up to next years European Flag Finals.
Coach McKay comes back to the programme after getting over a severe injury; his understanding of the International game and knowledge of Britain’s home grown talent pool is second to none.
The NPC have tasked Coach McKay with the job of putting together a staff for the programme and to get it into a good position for the finals next year.
When approached about the appointment Stuart's response was: “I am delighted to take over GB in the interim to help get the Adult Flag programme back on track and help BAFA identify a Head Coach. Obviously the starting point would be to assess all the Home Nation players at the next tournament in Motherwell and run a Great Britain camp in conjunction, to
give the players the opportunity to be 'part of' the Great Britain set up.
The fact that the Junior programme is now up and running, will only develop Great Britain across all age groups and something which I was very excited to hear. I will speak to the new HC when you have made your decision and again
emphasise the long term importance of player development.”
The BAFA NPC are currently reviewing the application process and will announce the next steps in the near future.