Wednesday After School Club Returns

Thursday 30 October 2014

With all October school holidays finished, our Wednesday After School Club is back in full swing with 50+ kids signed up for the final block of the year. We’ve also increased our coaching team to 7 to give the players the maximum opportunity to develop and have fun.

There are very limited spaces remaining on the 8-10 year old group; anyone interested should contact

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Crags ‘Young Leaders Programme’

Wednesday 29 October 2014

The Academy hosted a benchmarking visit from participants on the new Crags Community Sports Centre ‘Young Leaders Programme’, being delivered by Maasai Camel, on Tuesday afternoon (see )

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Edinburgh University ‘MOCC’

SCFA is delighted to be a part of Edinburgh University ‘Massive Open On-Line Course’ – Football, More than a Game.  The Academy is used as a case study (in week 2) exploring the social impact of a Community Club.

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SatSun Returns

Monday 27 October 2014

Our signature programme, SatSun Soccer, returned at the weekend with 279 players signed up for the final block of 2014. Many braved the cold and can look forward to practicing and improving motor skills, dribbling, passing, shooting and team work, among many other things!

There are a handful of spaces available in certain age groups. For more information call 0131 552 7854 or contact

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Benchmarking visit to Everton FC ‘Free School’

Friday 24 October 2014

On Wednesday this week Chief Executive Douglas Samuel, along with Academy Director John McCabe, travelled to Liverpool to visit Everton FC ‘free school’.  The benchmarking study visit was arranged to coincide with the launch of our new ‘Spartans Academy’ alternative school this week (for high school aged students from North Edinburgh).  It was a great opportunity to share ideas, methods and discuss future plans with a school which is already well established and delivering positive outcomes for it’s students.

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SatSun – Final Call for Places

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Our final block of SatSun commences this weekend, 25th/26th October. With 1150+ places snapped up over the course of 2014, we’re gearing up for a fantastic end to the year.

We still have very limited places available on the following courses:


Little Dribblers (3-4 years)  9-10am

Junior Soccer School (7-8 years)  11-12 noon

Senior Soccer School (9-11 years)  11-12noon



Little Dribblers (3-4 years)  9-10am

Junior Soccer School (5-6 years)  10-11am

Junior Soccer School (7-8 years)  11-12noon

Spaces are limited for every session and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to sign your child up for one of the above courses, please return an application form (found on the Football Community Prog. section of the website) and payment to the address below or e-mail the details requested on the form to

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Bend it like Beesley – October

Friday 17 October 2014

Today saw the end of our October ‘Bend it like Beesley’ with 20+ players signing up throughout the week. Players were put through their paces and worked on dribbling, passing, shooting and also small sided games. Each player received a certificate and an Academy water bottle for their sterling efforts.

Next up we have our After School Club and our signature SatSun Soccer Programme which start next week. Our ASC runs for 3-10 year old’s and SatSun Soccer runs from 3-11 years. If you require further information or would like to sign up please contact the Academy office 0131 552 7854

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Tartan Army ‘Magic Memories’

Tuesday 14 October 2014

As part of our ’Making Magic Memories’ reward and recognition programme, youth workers Kenny, Amy and Kyle took 12 x young people to Ibrox to see Scotland play Georgia at the weekend.  All of the young people chosen are participants on other programmes with us, such as Street Football in a Safe Place and one of our FooTEA Clubs.

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PE Teacher Vacancy

Monday 13 October 2014

A new position of PE Teacher is being created at the Academy.  This new post will initially be for a fixed term contract of 2 years.

One of our goals for a number of years has been to create a personal education programme for young people in a non traditional setting.  With effect from w/b 20/10/14, the new ‘Spartans Academy’ school will be launched.  Our PE Teacher will be tasked with delivering the aims and objectives for the school.

An overview of the role - including the mains duties and qualifications/experience required etc. – is attached (please see below) .

If you are interested in applying for this post, the closing date is Friday 24th October.  If you have any questions concerning this exciting opportunity please contact Douglas Samuel on

PE Teacher Advert(pdf)


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Countdown to Bend it like Beesley…

Friday 10 October 2014

Our October installment of Bend it like Beesley kicks off on Monday and promises to be another fun-filled week.

This shall be held INDOOR at Craigroyston Community High School. The sessions run 10-11am for the 3&4 year olds and 10am-12 for the 5-8 and 9-12 year old groups.

There are still limited spaces available for next week so if you would like to sign up your child then please call 0131 552 7854.

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