Pauline Hamill Promoted To #SWNT U-19 Head Coach

Pauline Hamill has been appointed as Youth Performance Pathway Manager and Scotland U-19 head coach, taking over from Gareth Evans who was in charge of the team for four years.

Hamill enjoyed an illustrious international playing career, being the first Scottish woman to become a centurion for her country and went on to reach 141 caps, scoring 29 goals with her last cap coming in 2010, says scottishfa.co.uk

That year she began her coaching journey, being in charge of the U-17s and led the team to two European Championships in 2013 and earlier this year in 2017.

She is currently undergoing her UEFA Pro Licence with the aim of possessing the qualification next year.

Hamill will take a 25 player squad on Wednesday at Oriam for a two-day training camp before they turn their focus to two September friendlies away to Croatia.

They will then travel to Hungary in October for the Euro Qualifying round, where they will play three matches against the hosts, Armenia and Turkey.

Pauline Hamill told scottishfa.co.uk: “I am delighted to take charge of the Scotland Women’s Under-19s.

“I know a lot of the players through my previous roles with the association and can’t wait to help them continue to develop.

“There are a lot of young promising players who have recently come through the age ranks such as Erin Cuthbert who impressed for the national team at Euro 2017.

“We have a tough challenge ahead in October in our Elite Qualifying round across in Hungary, against three strong teams but we will be well prepared for the games.”

Shelley Kerr said: “Pauline is an excellent coach and has done a fantastic job with the under-17s in the past.

“She has been instrumental in developing our most talented female youth players and has experience of working with all youth squads in the past, guiding them through their performance journey.

“She knows the players well and will be able to hit the ground running ahead of the upcoming matches as the team aim to qualify for their second successive European Championships.

“Pauline has a great depth of knowledge about the women’s game in Scotland and is ideally suited to develop the under-19s and continue the good work done by Gareth Evans.”