Coach's touch for every secondary
Rhona Brankin hoped the scheme would extend to all secondaries over the next four years and re-emphasised it was only part of the strategy to boost school sport.
Edinburgh, Angus, Highland, North Lanarkshire and Perth and Kinross have committed all their secondaries to the co-ordinator programme, meeting half the cost. Around pound;6 million will come from the lottery over the next four years.
Staff, mainly PE teachers, will co-ordinate, manage and develop extracurricular sport for a day a week. They will recruit and support adults to work with pupils.
Lesley Mitchell, co-ordinator at Arbroath Academy, told the Livingston conference that vandalism and ill-discipline had been reduced since the scheme began.
Four clubs and 40 pupils had been involved in extracurricular sport out of a roll of 650. Now more than 200 pupils took part in nine clubs and 22 different activities. Ten teachers and five parents have coaching certificates and take the clubs.