Scotland will be making their third appearance in the final tournament of a UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship.


Scotland secured their place in the finals as the best runners-up – the team with the best record against the sides first and third in their second qualifying group – a contrast to last season when they failed to win a match in qualifying. The 2010 edition in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is the third ocassion Scotland have reached the final tournament of the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship.

First qualifying round: Northern Ireland 2-0, Bulgaria 5-1, Italy 0-2 (Group 4 runners-up)

Second qualifying round: Denmark 2-1, Netherlands 0-0, Finland 3-1 (Group 5 runners-up)

Top scorer: Rebecca Dempster (7)

Key players
Rachael Small (defender, Forfar Farmington LFC), Rebecca Dempster (midfielder Forfar Farmington LFC)

Coach: Shelley Kerr

Date of Birth: 15 October 1969
Nationality: Scottish
Playing career: Hibernian LFC, Doncaster Rovers Belles LFC, FC Kilmarnock Ladies, Spartans LFC, Scotland
Coaching career: Scotland Women U19s

Kerr has been involved in the development of women's football in Scotland for over 25 years. As a player she gained 59 caps and represented her country in both FIFA Women's World Cup and UEFA European Women's Championship qualification and play-off matches. Kerr has won every domestic honour in Scotland having played for Hibernian, Kilmarnock and Spartans; she also experienced life south of the border, in England, with Doncaster.

For the past few years Kerr has coached at every level of the Scottish Football Association's (SFA) Long-term Player Development pathway, including development at regional and youth international level. It has culminated in her current role as the SFA's Technical and Development Programme Manager for Girls and Women's Football.

Team records

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship best
Group stage: 2005, 2008, 2010