The Club's Head of Youth Development is ex-Livingston FC Head of Youth, Graeme Robertson, who is ably backed by a squad of talented coaches.
Youth Development is fundamentally important to Stenhousemuir Football Club and we currently have teams playing in the SFA and SFL youth structures. We have achieved Performance Level within the SFA youth programme which is the highest level of Youth Development football in Scotland.
There are varying factors which enable you to become a performance level club and Stenhousemuir Football Club take pride in having achieved the necessary criteria.
Since the inception of our youth system, several of our young players have established themselves in our 1st team and over the past few seasons we have seen these players develop and many have progressed from our youth teams and have gone on to play football at a higher level in the SPL.
The club now has development teams playing at Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16/17 age groups within the Scottish Football Association Youth Initiative Performance levels.
As well as the above we have 8 Community Boys teams participating in the Forth Valley Football Development Association leagues at Under7’s, 8’s, 9's, 10's, 11's, 13’s, 14’s and 15’s. We also have a Community Under10’s Girls Squad playing in organised Football Festivals throughout the season.
We are very proud of the work that we are doing at all levels of Youth Initiative football.
Graeme was formerly Head of Youth Development at Livingston FC and has a wealth of experience in football, being a Professional footballer for 15 years, playing for Queen of the South, Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle and Ayr United.
He has also been involved with coaching as an SFA Community Coach, also a Youth Coach at Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers.
He worked with Fife Council, coaching children between the ages of 5-13 years, leaving in 2004 to take up the position as Head of Youth with Livingston FC.
Graeme was very successful in that post bringing through numerous young players that have gone onto play at a high level in Scotland and England.