Children and Young People’s Service Awards-Health and Wellbeing Awards 2017 Winner

On Wednesday evening The Russell Anderson Development School picked up its first award at the Aberdeen City Council Children and Young People’s Service Awards evening. RADS was shortlisted for its work with Riverbank Primary School in the Health and Wellbeing category at the event which was attended by over 200 people at the Beach Ballroom […]

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At Russell Anderson Development School we have developed a series of workshops and exercises that have a football related theme but is not necessarily exclusive to those that play or enjoy the game.   Activities include: Ball Skills | Stretching | Team Work | Balance and Coordination


Ball skills

Football is increasingly being built around ball retention, superior technique and quick passing. Therefore it is imperative that youngsters are given the chance to improve their technical skills and techniques.



Before stretching, it’s important to warm up your muscles and joints. Stretching cold, tight muscles can lead to injury, therefore perform some gentle rotation exercises first. You can also jog on the spot or perform jumps, to raise your core temperature and increase your circulation before your stretch. For a stretch exercise to improve your […]


Team work

Playing sport teaches you the importance of self-discipline and teamwork. It also provides lessons on how to lose and how to respect to your opponents and team mates. Members of a team work together as one, in order to win games. A single players weaknesses are lessened when they are part of a good team. […]


Riverbank Primary School

“The Russell Anderson Development School is making a difference in children’s lives; in the lives of all the pupils they work with in Riverbank and across the St Machar ASG schools.


Woodside Primary School

“ Thank you very much to Euan and James for developing football skills in young children in such an effective manner” Mrs Blair, Class Teacher “It was amazing because it helped us to learn more about playing football” McKenzie aged 6 years “It was so good because my dribbling got better” Wiktor aged 7 years […]


Cornhill Primary School

Address: Beechwood Rd, Aberdeen AB16 5BL Phone: 01224 483234 Fax: 01224 484121 Email:


Kittybrewster Primary School

“Graeme Burnett and his team have been working with the staff and children at Kittybrewster Primary School for approximately 2 years now. From the moment I first met Graeme, his passion for health, fitness and coaching was clear to see. This is mirrored by his enthusiastic team of coaches who always provide each child with […]

Graeme Burnett

Graeme Burnett

Graeme’s coaching career started with Westdyke Community Club in 1999. Following successful spells with the SFA Regional Squads and Aberdeen FC in the Community, Graeme then moved to the Highland League with Deveronvale FC as Head of Youth Development.

russell anderson coaches Rob Bartlett

Rob Bartlett

Rob’s enthusiasm and dedication to the children he coaches is fantastic. He is a SFA Grassroots champion, having received the accolade of the Best Coach in Youth Football in 2011 for his efforts with Cuminestown Youth and he has recently received the accolade of passing his SFA Advanced Children’s Licence. Rob’s school coaching sessions are […]

russell anderson coaches Ewen MacDonald

Ewen MacDonald

Ewen started playing football with local boys club, before progressing through the ranks with some professional clubs. Whilst he continues to enjoy a successful playing career as a goalkeeper in the Highland League, he got involved with the coaching of youth goalkeepers. Ewen has already developed a great rapport with the teachers and pupils in […]